Character Cases

Review of Deportation Order & Significant ties to Australia

The applicant was facing removal from Australia back to his native country of birth on the basis that he had committed an offence for which he was sentenced to more than one year’s imprisonment. The applicant came to Australia as a young child, committed his offences when he was a young adult, and had not

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Character Submission & Drug offences- Successful outcome

The applicant was charged with drug offences in Australia and was placed on a good behaviour bond. This was the applicant’s only offence. Following the conviction, the applicant was issued with a visa cancellation notice. We argued that there were relevant mitigating circumstances of the case – in that the applicant had an otherwise clear

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Visa cancellation under s501 – Substantial criminal record & successful outcome

This case involves an applicant of a Pacific Island Nation background. He arrived in Australia on a student visa in 1986 and was later grantedĀ  permanent residency. The applicant was later involved in a substantialĀ  number of criminal offences, which were often fuelled by alcohol, and he served several gaol sentences. DIAC notified the applicant

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Referral of Character Assessment under s501 & Drug offences & successful outcome & Class 309 Partner Visa (Offshore)

The applicant was a citizen of the United Kingdom. He had been in long standing relationship with an Australian born citizen, and the couple had an Australian citizen child of the relationship. The applicant migrated to the United States when he as a child. The applicant had a drug conviction for possession in the US.

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