Immigration and Refugee Law (5124LAW)

Immigration policy is a key issue in Australian society. The course places immigration law in a historical context in considering Australia's immigration policy. It examines how, historically, immigration law has implemented changes in immigration policies up to the present day. It places the issues of control of the immigration program in their theoretical context, before examining the key legal issues which have remained constant through the many changes in immigration law (family migration, skilled migration, the humanitarian program, temporary entrants, health and character requirements). The course will also consider the compliance issues of Visa Cancellation, Detention and Removal. Merits and Judicial Review are important components of the course. The course will conclude by looking at the dynamics of Migration Agents in professional practise, and the accountability of Department of Immigration. Prerequisites Bachelor of Laws students: 3016LAW Constitutional Law OR 2002LAW Constitutional Law; 3017LAW Administrative Law OR 5003LAW Administrative Law. Prerequisites Juris Doctor students: Nil.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 3

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 1

Course Attributes

Restricted: Course must be listed in Program

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (10578) Saturday 09:00 - 16:50
Weeks 1 - 4
G06 1.04
Academic 2
Gold Coast Campus