Case S135/2021

Tu'uta Katoa v. Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs & Anor

Case No.


Case Information


Administrative law – Judicial review – Writ of certiorari – Writ of mandamus – Where plaintiff holder of visa cancelled by Minister pursuant to s 501(3)(b) of Migration Act 1958 (Cth) – Where plaintiff applied for extension of time, pursuant to s 477A(2) of Migration Act, seeking review of Minister's decision– Where application for extension of time was refused by judge of Federal Court of Australia – Whether judge erred in assessing, in respect of plaintiff's proposed second ground of review of Minister's decision, whether plaintiff's claim had reasonable prospects of success so as to justify extension of time pursuant to s 477A(2) of the Migration Act – Proper test for extension of time.


17/09/2021 Application for Constitutional Writs

19/11/2021 Submitting appearance (Second defendant)

09/12/2021 Hearing (Single Justice, Canberra by video-connection)

03/02/2022 Written submissions (Plaintiff)

03/02/2022 Chronology (Plaintiff)

04/03/2022 Written submissions (First Defendant)

16/03/2022 Reply

10/05/2022 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

10/05/2022 Outline of oral argument (Plaintiff)

10/05/2022 Outline of oral argument (First Defendant)

 17/08/2022 Judgment (Judgment summary)