Singh v Minister for Immigration & Anor  FCCA 114 (1 February 2016) is an interesting case where the Federal Circuit Court the court looked into the aspect of genuine relationship in partner visa cases and said the following.
The regulations do not require that there be a sharing of household expenses to establish a genuine relationship. The regulations refer to “any” sharing of household expenses. Furthermore, the regulations only require that the tribunal consider the basis of any sharing of household expenses.
The court said that the Tribunal view that a fundamentally flawed relationship cannot simultaneously be a relationship in which the parties have a mutual commitment to a shared life as husband and wife to the exclusion of all others is mistaken because the Court said the married couple, at least for a time, have a mutual commitment to a shared life as husband and wife to the exclusion of all others.