Cancellation Court Lessons Learnt form the Djokovic Case
Cancellation Court Lessons Learnt form the Djokovic Case

1.5 Units in Professional Skills

Presenter: Chris Johnston, Founder and Principal at Work Visa Lawyers

This CPD will discuss the two Djokovic cancellation cases:

1) Airport Cancellation - Novak Djokovic v Minister for Home Affairs (Federal Circuit Court, MlG35/2022, 10 January 2022 (Order of Kelly J)

- The primary decision making documents from Department of Immigration

- The process by the Department that led to Judge Kelly finding the cancellation was unreasonable.

2) Ministerial Cancellation - Djokovic v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2022] FCFC 3 [72]( Allsop CJ, Besanko and O’Callaghan JJ).

- The Minister for Immigration's powers under s133C(3)(a).

- The Courts consideration of the Ministers exercise of his powers.

Insights from the two decisions and from practice in the area of immigration law including:

- How to advise your clients to travel safely to and from Australia.

- Common practical challenges in relation to airport cancellations and appeals.

- The potential of future Ministerial visa cancellations for high profile travellers.

- Insights from recent comments from the Minister of Immigration Hon Alex Hawke on the role of Immigration Lawyers in detention cases.

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