People who receive negative decisions from the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT), Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) or Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) can ask the Minister to let them stay in Australia.
The Minister may consider letting a person stay in Australia if their claims are based on unique or exceptional circumstances.
The Minister has made it clear that he will only consider one request for ministerial intervention. This means it is critical for the applicant to include all relevant evidence and submissions with their request for ministerial intervention.
More often than not the Minister refuses to let people stay in Australia so an applicant needs to get expert advice and representation to maximise their chances of success.
Our experienced immigration lawyers can advise whether it is a good idea to lodge a request with the Minister. Beyond that we can assist with collating and presenting evidence, and draft expert submissions which explain the unique and exceptional circumstances in an applicant’s case and why they should be allowed to remain in Australia.
We have convinced the Minister to allow people with sick relatives, carers and people who were too scared to return to their home country to stay in Australia.