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Christopher Levingston

Christopher Levingston

Accredited Specialist Immigration Lawyer
Convenor of Migration Alliance Inc

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FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA 

Vidiyala v Minister for Home Affairs [2018] FCA 1973

A recent decision of the Full Federal Court (sitting as a single judge)by His Honour Perry J, on an appeal from the Court below (the FCC) made some interesting observations about what the Court does in review which may be of interest to practitioners....

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Although it may be this time of year but I am getting a lot of enquiries about processing times for RRVs.

Apparently 90 percent of the applications are cleared in about 2 months but where the applicant does not meet the residence requirement it is now about 3 months.

My advice.....

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Just in time for Christmas, new regulations which don't start until late 2019!

Where do I get it?

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018L01708 or the other article on this website with the source documents.

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The case of Pham at the Federal Court on an appeal from the FCC, has cleared some of the weeds away from the Legislative instrument which, in my opinion, unnecessarily complicated the already complex "family Violence" exception.

See: Pham V Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2018] FCA 1946.

http://www.judgments.fedcourt.gov.au/judgments/Judgments/fca/single/2018/2018fca1946

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Dear Colleagues,

The "silly season" is upon us.

The Grinch (you know who) are gearing up for Christmas which means that every outstanding decision and case you have ever filed is going to be decided between now and Christmas Eve. You will receive emails, NOICC, Cancellations, refusals of SBS/Noms, PIC 4020, Natural Justice letters, OMARA complaints, in fact everything you do not need at this time.

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