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Risk of Harm, Relevant Considerations and s 501: Wrangling the Minister's Discretion

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Moss, A 2017 , 'Risk of Harm, Relevant Considerations and s 501: Wrangling the Minister's Discretion' , Australian Law Journal, vol. 91, no. 4 , pp. 268-275 .

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Abstract

Section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) (the Act), which empowers the responsible Minister tocancel a visa or refuse a visa application on various character grounds, has attracted significantattention of late. Recent decisions of the Federal Court have imposed various limits on the discretion,appearing to shift away from broader interpretations of the provision which previously dominatedjudicial thinking. This note considers one such limit – an implication that a visa holder’s “risk ofharm” constitutes a mandatory relevant consideration when exercising the power under s 501 limitingthe Minister’s discretion.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Moss, A
Keywords: Migration Act 1958, migration
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Law Journal
Publisher: Lawbook Co
ISSN: 0004-9611
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