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Monday, 26 November 2018
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Question in writing No. 931

(Question No. 993)

Mr Hill asked the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, in writing, on 21 June 2018:

Further to his answer to question in writing No. 931 (Hansard, 18 June 2018, page 177), why is there a discrepancy between the evidence provided by departmental staff to the Federal Court in BMF16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016] FCA 1530 at [59] and [76] that there were applications that had been designated as needing 'thorough analysis' or 'further assessment', and his answer that 'the Department does not attribute applications into broad designations or categories as indicated in the question'.

Mr Coleman: The answer to the honourable member's question is:

The response previously given by the then Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and the answer recently provided by Minister Tudge were both in line with departmental guidelines at the time.

Please refer to my response to question on notice No. 992.