Iranian man fails in bid to overturn fast-track refugee determination for boat arrivals before 2014

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The high court has upheld the Australian government’s controversial fast-track refugee assessment process after finding that a new body set up to review the claims of people who arrived by boat does not have to adhere to all the requirements of the Migration Act.

The decision is based on an application by an Iranian man who was denied a temporary protection visa in 2016 after his application was reviewed by the Immigration Assessment Authority (IAA), a fast-track body established to review the cases of “unauthorised maritime arrivals” who entered Australia between 13 August 2012, and 1 January 2014.

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