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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 408

Simplified outline of this Part

This Part provides for the review of Part 7-reviewable decisions by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in its Migration and Refugee Division.

Part 7-reviewable decisions relate to the grant or cancellation of protection visas in some circumstances. They do not include decisions in relation to which the Minister has given a conclusive certificate.

Part 5-reviewable decisions (which relate to the grant or cancellation of visas other than protection visas in some circumstances) are reviewable in accordance with Part 5 by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in its Migration and Refugee Division.

Some other decisions under this Act may be reviewed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in its General Division, including the following:

       (a)     some decisions to cancel business visas;

      (b)     some decisions relating to migration agents;

       (c)     some decisions relating to deportation, protection visas and the refusal or cancellation of visas on character grounds.

Fast track reviewable decisions are reviewable by the Immigration Assessment Authority under Part 7AA of this Act. These are decisions to refuse protection visas to some applicants, including unauthorised maritime arrivals who entered Australia on or after 13 August 2012.



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