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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 501G

Refusal or cancellation of visa--notification of decision

             (1)  If a decision is made under subsection 501(1) or (2) or 501A(2) or section 501B, 501BA, 501CA or 501F to:

                     (a)  refuse to grant a visa to a person; or

                     (b)  cancel a visa that has been granted to a person; or

                   (ba)  not revoke a decision to cancel a visa that has been granted to a person;

the Minister must give the person a written notice that:

                     (c)  sets out the decision; and

                     (d)  specifies the provision under which the decision was made and sets out the effect of that provision; and

                     (e)  sets out the reasons (other than non-disclosable information) for the decision; and

                      (f)  if the decision was made by a delegate of the Minister under subsection 501(1) or (2), or section 501CA and the person has a right to have the decision reviewed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal:

                              (i)  states that the decision can be reviewed by the Tribunal; and

                             (ii)  states the time in which the application for review may be made; and

                            (iii)  states who can apply to have the decision reviewed; and

                            (iv)  states where the application for review can be made; and

                             (v)  in a case where the decision relates to a person in the migration zone--sets out the effect of subsections 500(6A) to (6L) (inclusive); and

                            (vi)  sets out such additional information (if any) as is prescribed.

             (2)  If the decision referred to in subsection (1):

                     (a)  was made by a delegate of the Minister under subsection 501(1) or (2), or section 501CA; and

                     (b)  is reviewable by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and

                     (c)  relates to a person in the migration zone;

the notice under subsection (1) that relates to the decision must be accompanied by 2 copies of every document, or part of a document, that:

                     (d)  is in the delegate's possession or under the delegate's control; and

                     (e)  was relevant to the making of the decision; and

                      (f)  does not contain non-disclosable information.

             (3)  A notice under subsection (1) must be given in the prescribed manner.

             (4)  A failure to comply with this section in relation to a decision does not affect the validity of the decision.



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