Is Dr Haneef elegible for a bridging visa?

I read with interest the article outlining the Australian Law Council’s call for Dr Haneef to be issued with a bridging visa. I note from the recently released ‘decision’ document that Dr Haneef’s visa was cancelled under section 501.3 of the 1958 Migration Act.

The following document: http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1024i.pdf is a government document outlining the different types of bridging visa available. (see the section regarding Bridging Visa E at the top of page two).

Unless I am very much mistaken the only visa available to Dr Haneef is the Bridging Visa E (BVE), however the fact that his prior visa was cancelled under section 501 of the 1958 Migration Act does not allow him to be considered for a Bridging Visa E.

Anyone else have a different take on this?

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