Full Court Minute Books

Case S136/2015

The Maritime Union of Australia & Anor v. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor

Case No.


Case Information


Migration – Categories of visas – Migration Act 1958 (Cth) (“Act”) – Where Act contains a regime under which non-citizens working in the offshore resources industries must hold permanent or prescribed temporary visas – Where Minister made two Determinations which excluded some off-shore activities from the regime - Whether Determinations IMMI 14/073 and IMMI 14/074 made pursuant to s 9A(6) of the Act by the Minister are valid.

Short Particulars


09/07/2015 Application for an order to show cause

19/08/2015 Hearing (Single Justice, Sydney)

02/10/2015 Consent to vary timetable

28/10/2015 Hearing (Single Justice, Sydney)

23/11/2015 Written submissions (Plaintiffs)

23/11/2015 Chronology (Plaintiffs)

14/12/2015 Hearing (Single Justice, Sydney v/link to Melbourne)

10/02/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) - VACATED

29/04/2016 Consent orders stating special case and programming timetable

06/05/2016 Special Case Stated

27/05/2016 Written submissions (Plaintiffs)

27/05/2016 Chronology

17/06/2016 Written submissions (Defendants)

01/07/2016 Reply

19/07/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

31/08/2016 Judgment (Judgment Summary)