Kaldor Centre Data Lab

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The Kaldor Centre Data Lab publishes regularly updated data on Australia’s refugee status determination procedures. The data currently covers review at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Immigration Assessment Authority, as well as judicial review at the Federal Circuit and Family Court.

The data provides unprecedented insights into the decision-making patterns of individual tribunal members and judges, as well as into the way the system is operating as a whole.

Federal Circuit & Family Court

The Federal Circuit & Family Court data spans across over 6,700 cases from 1 January 2013 to 11 March 2021. The data was obtained using a programming script we developed that read and extracted the relevant data from published cases. For more details on the data collection process, see our recent article in the UNSW Law Journal.

Download and search the Federal Circuit & Family Court data.

The Federal Circuit & Family Court issued this statement in response to the publication of this data.

AAT & IAA

The data on the decision-making of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Immigration Assessment Authority was obtained through Freedom of Information Requests.

The AAT dataset* includes 26,036 decisions made from 1 January 2015 to 18 May 2022.

Download and search the AAT data.

The IAA dataset includes 10,157 decisions made from 1 May 2015 to 17 May 2022.

Download and search the IAA data.

The Administrative Appeal Tribunal issued this statement in response to the publication of this data. 

User note: Pivot Table

Each excel sheet uploaded in our database is accompanied by a PivotTable. A PivotTable is an interactive way to quickly summarise large amounts of data and can be used to obtain basic statistics on the various datapoints within each database. To use the PivotTable:

  • Click anywhere in the table;
  • In the PivotFields on the right handside of the screen select the data point you want displayed in the column, row and the relevant value.

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Deputy Director, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law Daniel Ghezelbash
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Have an inquiry?

For media enquiries, email Kaldor Centre's Communications Officer, Lauren Martin, lauren.martin@unsw.edu.au. For queries relating to interpreting or using the data, or for any suggestions as to other data points that you would like to see collated by the Data Lab, email Associate Professor Daniel Ghezelbash, Kaldor Centre's Deputy Director, d.ghezelbash@unsw.edu.au