Your Hosts: Melinda Jackson
This instructional presentation is aimed at providing guidance on the application of policy guidelines by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and examines the recent decision of Justice Mortimer in G v Minister for Immigration  FCA 1229.
This video is 20 minutes in length and will equate to ½ CPD point.
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Melinda Jackson, AGS Senior Lawyer
Melinda is part of the General Administrative Law team and conducts a variety of litigation matters on behalf of government agencies. She is experienced in conducting judicial review proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court and High Court, including appearing as a solicitor-advocate. She regularly appears in merits review proceedings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), including citizenship, refugee and character matters.
Prior to joining AGS Dispute Resolution, Melinda managed a busy human rights law practice in a community legal centre. During this time she instructed in a strategic litigation matter before the High Court challenging inflexible application of policy guidelines to applicants for refugee status. She also co-founded a private migration law firm, providing advice and advocacy in complex migration matters.
Melinda is an accredited specialist in Immigration Law, and was awarded the Young Migration Lawyer of the Year award by her peers in 2016 for outstanding contribution to access to justice for people seeking asylum. She has broad experience in stakeholder engagement, policy development and legal risk management.
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