Section 499 of the Migration Act 1958
gives the Minister the power to give written directions to a person or
body having functions under the Act. This includes public servants
holding delegations to excercise the Minister's powers under the Act as
well as the Administrative Appeals Tribunal reviewing the exercise
of those powers. The person or body must comply with the
unless they are inconsistent with the Act or the Regulations.
effect from 3 March 2023 the Minister has made Direction 99 relating to
decisions about visa refusals and cancellations under section 501 and revocations
of mandatory cancellations under section 501CA.
An unofficial bookmarked
copy of Direction 99 can be downloaded here.