Challenging a Negative Decision in Court

You may be able to appeal to the Federal Circuit Court, the Federal Court, or the High Court of Australia if you receive a negative decision from the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) (which will be known as the Administrative Appeals Tribunal [AAT] after 1 July 2015) or, in some circumstances, from the Department of Immigration.                

Before deciding to appeal against a negative decision, you must be aware of the following:

Our highly qualified immigration lawyers have acted in some of the most complicated court cases relating to migration law. We have been successful in many cases in the Federal Court and the High Court, including winning the case of NAGV v Minister for Immigration (in a unanimous 7-0 decision) in the High Court of Australia. If you are considering going to court because of a negative decision by the RRT (shortly the AAT) or the Department of Immigration, we have the knowledge and expertise to advise you on your prospects in court and to represent you in court.

This page provides a summary of immigration law as at June 2015. Australian immigration law is complex and it changes on a regular basis. We therefore recommend that you contact us if you are considering challenging a negative decision on your visa application in court, and to speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers and Registered Migration Agents.

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