Anthony Frederick Krohn

Title: B.A (Hons) Ll.B.
Admitted: 5th Dec 1987
Signed Bar Roll: 20th Nov 1997
Chambers: Room 0414, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 9225 7301
Mobile: 0411 483 494
Fax: 9225 8686
E-mail: akrohn@vicbar.com.au
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Anthony Krohn has practised in administrative law since 1990, as a solicitor from 1990 to 1997, and as a barrister from 1997 to the present. Much of his work has been in the area of migration and refugee law. He has appeared in many cases in the Federal Circuit Court, the Federal Court and the High Court. His migration and refugee practice has also taken him to the High Court of Australia - in its original and also its appellate jurisdictions - and to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Some of his reported cases are listed below. From 2010 unti 2015, Anthony Krohn was also a member of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal, and in that capacity made many decisions, some of which are reported. None if his decisions was ever overturned on judicial review. Anthony Krohn is now (again) in full time practice at the bar, especially in administrative law and constitutional law. He practises also in the areas of Business Registration, Citizenship, Extradition, Guardianship and Administration matters, Intervention Orders, and Mental Health. Anthony Krohn is generally interested in the intersection between constitutional law and human rights. He also is interested in ecclesiastical law, and is familiar with the canon law of the Catholic Church. He also has a keen interest in the law of arms (or heraldry) and is available to advise and to appear in that area of law which cuts across the other laws of emblems and trade marks. Reported cases in which Anthony Krohn has appeared include: In the High Court of Australia: Re Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Ex Parte Meng Kok Te Applicant/Prosecutor; Re Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Ex Parte Dung Chi Dang Applicant/Prosecutor [2002] HCA 48; 212 CLR 162; 193 ALR 37; 77 ALJR 1 (7 November 2002, with C Maxwell QC (now President of the Court of Appeal) contra D M J Bennett QC, Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth with C Gunst QC, W S Mosley and P R D Gray (Constitutional Law - Naturalisation and aliens - Immigration - Whether ss 200 and 501(2) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) are supported by s 51 (xix) or (xxvii) of the Constitution - Meaning of "alien" and "citizen". Relevance of absorption into the community and allegiance to the Queen of Australia. In the Federal Court of Australia Yilmaz v Minister for Immigration & Multicultural Affairs [2000] FCA 906 (14 July 2000, Spender, Marshall and Gyles JJ)

  • Minister for Immigration & Multicultural Affairs v Anthonypillai [2001] FCA 274, (2001) 106 FCR 426 (21 March 2001, Heerey, Goldberg and Weinberg JJ) (Whether failure to give "proper, genuine and realistic consideration” to claim constituted ground for review under Part 8 of the Migration Act 1958 (C’th)
  • VHAJ v Minister for Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs [2003] FCAFC 186 (15 August 2003, Moore, Kenny & Downes JJ) (construction of section 424A of the Migration Act 1958 (C’th) concerning obligation of Tribunal to give particulars of adverse information to applicant)
  • VTAO v Minister for Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs [2004] FCA 927 (19 July 2004, Merkel J) (Whether the Refugee Review Tribunal constructively failed to exercise its jurisdiction)
  • VAF v Minister for Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs [2004] FCAFC 123 (12 May 2004, Finn, Merkel and Stone JJ, appeared with C Gunst QC) (Further construction of section 424A of the Migration Act 1958 (C’th)
  • Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v Le [2007] FCA 1318 (27 August 2007, Kenny J.) (Whether the Tribunal acted unreasonably in failing to make enquiries of interviewing officer/delegate – exceptional case – finding of jurisdictional error upheld)