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.
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.
The Federal Circuit & Family Court issued this statement in response to the publication of this data.
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.
The IAA dataset includes 10,157 decisions made from 1 May 2015 to 17 May 2022.
The Administrative Appeal Tribunal issued this statement in response to the publication of this data.
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:
This post analyses the combined data sets obtained by the Kaldor Centre Data Lab under Freedom of Information, covering protection cases at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) from 1 January 2015 to 18 May 2022.
This post analyses a second tranche of data obtained by the Kaldor Centre Data Lab via Freedom of Information requests, covering protection visa cases at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) from 18 May 2020 to 18 May 2022.
This post analyses the first tranche of data obtained by the Kaldor Centre Data Lab, covering protection cases at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) from 1 January 2015 to 18 May 2020. The data was obtained via Freedom of Information requests.
A brief explainer on Australia’s asylum process and the different roles played by the courts and tribunals.
D. Ghezelbash, K. Dorostakar & S. Walsh, A data driven approach to evaluating and improving judicial decision-making: Statistical analysis of the judicial review of refugee cases in Australia (2022) 45(3) UNSW Law Journal 1085
For media enquiries, email Kaldor Centre's Communications Officer, Lauren Martin, email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.