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Protection visas can be refused under s 501 on character grounds

In a joint judgment, a Full Court of five members (Allsop CJ, Kenny, Besanko, Mortimer and Moshinsky JJ) held that the power in s 501 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) to refuse to grant a visa can be used to refuse an application for a protection visa, even if the applicant otherwise satisfies the protection visa criteria.

Defteros v Google LLC [2020] VSC 219

Mr George Defteros is a solicitor specialising in criminal law. He acted for a number of defendants to criminal charges arising out of Melbourne’s Gangland wars of the 80s and 90s.

He sued Google LLC for defamation arising out the results of searches made available by Google’s search engine.