Terrorist and drug trafficker won't have visas cancelled after all
AN Islamic terrorist, a Vietnamese drug trafficker, and a Bangladeshi conman are among criminals whose visa cancellations or refusals have recently been overturned.
They are among a number of cases since last month in which the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has overruled decisions by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's delegates.
AAT members ruled that in two of the cases Australians would be happy to give the criminals "a second chance" by not deporting them.
That on Thursday prompted former tribunal member Simon Jeans to criticise the AAT for overturning so many decisions.
"Having been a member of the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunals for five years, it is apparent to me that many members of the AAT remain out of touch with community expectations," Mr Jeans told the Herald Sun.