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Judge reserves visa decision in Haneef case

Broadcast: 09/08/2007

Reporter: Tony Jones

A Federal Court judge has reserved his decision after hearing an application from lawyers for
Mohamed Haneef.

Transcript

TONY JONES: Mohamed Haneef will have to wait a little longer to find out if he'll get his visa
back.

A Federal Court judge has reserved his decision after hearing an application from the Indian
doctor's lawyers.

They claim the Federal Immigration Minister misused his powers cancelling Dr Haneef's visa so he
could be kept in custody after a magistrate granted him bail on a terrorism-related charge.

But crown lawyers deny that. They say Kevin Andrews revoked the visa because of a known association
with alleged terrorists.

Dr Haneef returned to India when his terrorism charge was dropped and it's not known if he'll ever
return to Australia to finish his medical training.

PETER RUSSO, DR HANEEF'S SOLICITOR: He didn't say that he wouldn't come back. He's insisted that he
will come back, because he understands how important it is to become a physician for him. I mean,
that's been his life long goal.

TONY JONES: A decision is expected in the federal court on the 21st of August.