Is the court system becoming obsolete in Australia?

July 30, 2007

I’m reading an article in the Australian… Haneef: minister cast adrift…

http://theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22155705-601,00.html

There is a very interesting phrase in the article…

“By Saturday, Mr Andrews had legal advice affirming his right to hold Dr Haneef to a higher level of accountability than the court system.”
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Is Dr Haneef elegible for a bridging visa?

July 23, 2007

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?