Interesting case decided in the High Court this week:
Judges unanimously found the man, referred to only as WZARH, who arrived at Christmas Island in 2010, presented his case for refugee protection to an independent reviewer.
But his case was taken over by a second reviewer who rejected the claim after considering the transcript and audio recording of the first interview and without conducting a second interview.
The judges ruled that procedural fairness required that the man be informed the review process had changed, allowing him to be heard on how it should proceed.
See the summary, and the Court’s full judgment here.