Summary of Sergio's many Court and Tribunal cases

ABOUT SERGIO ZANOTTI STAGLIORIO

Sergio appears before the High Court, Federal Court (including Full Court), Federal Circuit Court and Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Below is a list of some of his cases:

PDWL v Minister for Immigration [2021] HCATrans 197 – Unsuccessful application to the High Court, and appearance, for special leave to appeal from the decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court (led).

TJHG and Minister for Immigration [2024] AATA 812 – Successful merits review application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, seeking revocation of mandatory visa cancellation on character grounds.

TJHG v Minister for Immigration – Successful judicial review application to the Federal Court, with orders by consent.

Minister for Immigration v Singh – Successful resistance to an appeal from a judgment of the Federal Circuit and Family Court that upheld an application for judicial review of a migration decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The appellant Minister briefed senior and junior counsel and filed an outline of submissions. Then, the First Respondent (Mr Singh) filed Sergio’s outline of submissions in response. After being served with Sergio’s outline of submissions but before the hearing of the appeal, the Minister filed a notice of discontinuance.

GNI18 v Minister for Immigration – Successful application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court for judicial review of a decision of the Immigration Assessment Authority, with orders by consent.

Sonepa v Minister for Immigration – Unsuccessful application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court for judicial review of a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

DZW17 v Minister for Immigration [2023] FCAFC 177 – Unsuccessful appeal to the Full Court of the Federal Court from a decision of the Federal Circuit and Family Court, which had dealt with an application for judicial review of a migration decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (led).

Rukuwai v Minister for Immigration [2023] FCAFC 157 – Unsuccessful appeal to the Full Court of the Federal Court from a decision of the Federal Court, which had dealt with an application for judicial review of a migration decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Rukuwai v Minister for Immigration [2023] FCA 67 – Unsuccessful application to the Federal Court for judicial review of a migration decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

CYL18 v Minister for Home Affairs [2023] FedCFamC2G 533 – Unsuccessful application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court for an extension of time within which to apply for judicial review of a migration decision.

DXI22 v Minister for Immigration – Successful judicial review application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court, with orders by consent.

DWQ22 v Minister for Immigration – Successful judicial review application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court, with orders by consent.

Seau v Minister for Immigration [2023] FCA 176 – Successful application to the Federal Court for judicial review of the decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The Tribunal had affirmed a decision of a delegate of the Minister to refuse under s 501CA(4) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) to revoke the mandatory cancellation of the applicant’s visa. The judicial review application was upheld and judgment given ex-tempore.

CNT19 v Minister for Immigration – Successful judicial review application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court, with orders by consent.

Salama v Minister for Immigration – Successful judicial review application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court, with orders by consent.

Kalair v Minister for Immigration – Successful judicial review application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court, with orders by consent. Sergio’s opponent was Nick Wood SC, who acted for the Minister.

Dr Guzzo Pty Ltd v Minister For Immigration – Successful judicial review application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court, with orders by consent.

CMK22 v Minister for Immigration [2022] FedCFamC2G 601 – Successful application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court for judicial review of a decision of the Minister for Immigration (led).

Xu v Minister for Immigration – Successful judicial review application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court, with orders by consent.

Australia Multiwide Investment v Minister for Immigration – Successful judicial review application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court, with orders by consent.

Nguyen v Minister for Immigration [2022] FCA 483 – Unsuccessful appeal from a decision of the Federal Circuit and Family Court which had dismissed a judicial review application. The judgment on appeal established an important precedent that will help many future Bridging Visa E applicants.

Nguyen v Minister for Immigration [2022] FedCFamC2G 272 – Unsuccessful judicial review application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court.

Domingos v Minister for Immigration [2021] FCCA 864 – Successful application to the Federal Circuit Court for judicial review of a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (as a solicitor advocate).

QHRY v Minister for Immigration [2021] FCA 827 – Successful application to the Federal Court for judicial review of a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (as an instructing solicitor).

Minister for Immigration v PDWL (costs) [2021] FCAFC 75 – Decision by the Full Court of the Federal Court on costs (as an instructing solicitor).

Minister for Immigration v PDWL [2021] FCAFC 48 – Successful appeal from a decision of a single judge of the Federal Court to the Full Court of the Federal Court (as an instructing solicitor for the first respondent).

Minister for Immigration v PDWL (2020) 171 ALD 608; [2020] FCA 1354 – Successful resistance to an application by the Minister for Immigration to the Federal Court for judicial review of a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (as an instructing solicitor).

Facuri v Minister for Immigration [2020] FCCA 1993 – Successful application to the Federal Circuit Court for judicial review of a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (as a solicitor advocate).

Matos v Minister for Immigration – Successful application to the Federal Circuit Court for judicial review of a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (by consent orders, as an instructing solicitor).

Minister for Immigration v PDWL [2020] FCA 394 – Successful habeas corpus application to the Federal Court (as an instructing solicitor).

DCBC and Minister for Immigration – Unsuccessful application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for merits review of a decision to refuse to grant a protection visa on character grounds, led.

– Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Merits Review Tribunal matters: Sergio has won several cases before the MRT and AAT and has assisted several practitioners with matters before the AAT, in his capacity as an RMA, solicitor and eventually as a barrister. Most of those cases are not published and therefore cannot be disclosed here.

In addition, Sergio has successfully represented several registered migration agents in disciplinary matters before the Migration Agents Registration Authority and AAT.