Judicial Review and Part 8 of the Migration Act: Necessary Reform or Overkill?
Mary Elizabeth Crock
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
June, 23 2009
Sydney Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 267-303, 1996
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 09/62
This article examines one aspect of the struggle to control immigration: the conflict that has arisen between the Government and the courts over the judicial review of migration decisions. During the 1980s, the courts' scrutiny of decisions made under the Migration Act 1958 ("the Act") put migration cases at the cutting edge of administrative law jurisprudence. In September 1994, the tradition of innovation was continued with the creation of a special regime for the judicial review of migration decisions. This paper explores the forces leading to the introduction of what is now Part 8 of the Act and attempts to evaluate the merits and effectiveness of the changes made.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 38
Keywords: immigration, administrative law, judicial review, Migration Act 1958
JEL Classification: K10, K23, K30
Date posted: June 24, 2009