Immigration policy has always been at the forefront of administrative justice.
In one way or another the immigration portfolio has helped to shape some of the most important innovations in administrative law in Australia.
For this reason DIAC has a legal, moral and economic obligation to be fair and just in all its dealings.
In 2012, the Firm negotiated a million settlement with Broadcom's auditor, Ernst & Young.
Many institutions and millions of individual shareholders were represented in the class action and will be favorably impacted by its successful conclusion.
My brief is to discuss the question of whether administrative justice remains ‘alive and kicking’ from an administrator’s point of view.
This year, being the 65 anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, is a fitting time to reflect on these issues.