Wehbe v Minister for Home Affairs [2018] HCA 50

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW; WORDS AND PHRASES
Judgment type: 
High Court of Australia
Judge(s): 
Edelman J
Parties: 

Wehbe , Sara v Minister for Home Affairs 

Judgment Date: 
7 November 2018
Catchwords: 

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – Judicial review – Jurisdictional error – Usual requirement that error must be material – When error will be material – Where visa criterion that there is no evidence that plaintiff has given bogus document – Where delegate of Minister for Home Affairs refused visa application because plaintiff provided bogus document – Where plaintiff accepted that document is bogus – Where plaintiff's migration agent made errors in communications with delegate – Whether agent's errors fraudulent – Whether agent's errors material.

WORDS AND PHRASES – "bogus document", "compassionate or compelling circumstances", "deprived the plaintiff of the possibility of a successful outcome", "false or misleading statement", "jurisdictional error", "material", "materiality", "privative clause decision".

Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth), Sch 2, cl 820.226, Sch 4, public interest criterion 4020

Citation: 
[2018] HCA 50