Australian Institute of Administrative Law
 

Recent cases on the irrationality and unreasonableness grounds of review

5 Sep

Reasonableness and rationality grounds of review: Keep calm and carry on 

Justice Debra Mortimer

Presentation to the Australian Institute of Administrative Law, Canberra, 5 September 2016

 

1 The leading authorities

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v SZMDS [2010] HCA 16; 240 CLR 611

Minister for Immigration v Li [2013] HCA 18; 249 CLR 332

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v Singh [2014] FCAFC 1 231; FCR 437

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v Stretton [2016] FCA 1 1; 237 FCR 1

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v Eden [2016] FCAFC 28

 

2 Successful irrationality cases in the Federal Court since SZMDS

Full Court

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v SZLSP [2010] FCAFC 108; 187 FCR 362

Tisdall v Webber [2011] FCAFC 76; 193 FCR 260

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v CZBP [2014] FCAFC 105

Haritos v Commissioner ofTaxation [2015] FCAFC 92; 233 FCR 315

SZTAP v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] FCAFC 175; 238 FCR 404

Single Judge

Christiansen v Social Security Appeals Tribunal [2010] FCA 1146; 53 AAR 166

SZLSP v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship [2012] FCA 451

SZSFS v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] FCA 534; 232 FCR 262

 

3 Successful unreasonableness cases in the Federal Court since Li

Full Court

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v Singh [2014] FCAFC 1; 231 FCR 437

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v SZSNW [2014] FCAFC 145; 229 FCR 197

Single Judge

SZRHL v Ministerfor Immigration and Citizenship (now Minister for Immigration and Border Protection) [2013] FCA 1093

SZTGS v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2014] FCA 908

Kaur v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2014] FCA 915; 236 FCR 393

Siddique v Ministerfor Immigration & Border Protection [2014] FCA 1352

Pathak v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] FCA 683; 231 FCR 556

Huynh v Ministerfor Immigration and Border Protection [2015] FCA 701 ; 232 FCR 497

AZ4FB v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] FCA 1383; 68 AAR 171

ABAR15 v Ministerfor Immigration and Border Protection (No 2) [2016] FCA 721

Shaw v Buljan [2016] FCA 829

 

4 An example of restraint

Cotterill v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016] FCAFC 61


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