Ministerial Intervention

Public Interest Grounds Allowing for Ministerial Intervention

The Applicant requested ministerial intervention pursuant to section 351 of the Migration Act in relation to the decision of the MRT. In June 2012 the Applicant lodged an application for a VC-485 Skilled Graduate Visa, but in December 2012 the visa was refused due to the applicant failing to meet the English language proficiency requirement.

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Applicant not meeting the Health Criteria

Visa granted The applicants were of a refused Primary Parent visa; their children and grandchildren are all Australian citizens. Due to the applicants having no remaining relatives back home they had a desire to reunite with their family in Australia. The applicant was diagnosed with multiple Myeloma and thus, no longer met the health requirements

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Unlawful Non-Citizen under false identity

Visa granted   The applicant had entered Australia in 1981 using a friend’s identity. The applicant had been an unlawful non-citizen for over 32 years. In March 2011 a protection visa was lodged as a pathway for a Ministerial intervention request. An affirmed decision was attained from MRT. ISL on the applicant’s behalf requested intervention to

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Child was granted visa without the parents

Visa Granted The applicant and his partner arrived in Australia with their young child. The applicant accidently overstayed his visa for 3 years. The applicants requested for Ministerial Intervention, which was refused. The Minister advised that, the child is now over the 18, she would have her visa application considered separately to that of her

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