A criminal conman who has lived in Australia since the age of four will be deported to the UK on character grounds.
The man, who has links to Albury and is known variously as Julian Taylor, Julian Bahntoff, Steven Robert Barr, and David Stephen Sheehy, has a long history of offending.
The federal government cancelled the 56-year-old's visa following a string of serious dishonesty offences which resulted in jail terms.
He was born in England in 1965 and moved to Australia with his parents and a sibling in 1969.
While the man - who a tribunal recently referred to as Julian Taylor despite being unable to confirm his actual legal name - became an Australian citizen in May 1988, he renounced his citizenship in April 1995.
He was first arrested in 1991 and was jailed, and after his release falsified $322,945 in tax returns using the names of prisoners he'd been in custody with.
A further $400,576 in claims were detected.
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He used other false names to open term deposits and worked as a teacher using a false identity, with the false documents used to land the teaching position leading to a jail term of two years and 11 months in late 2018.
Taylor, who is described as highly intelligent, falsified items including birth certificates and name change forms to the Victorian Institute of Teaching and several schools he applied for.
This was to hide his true identity and criminal record.
While much of the conman's background remains murky, he reported working as an engineer in Albury after growing up in Adelaide.
He continued to commit a series of offences since his first convictions in 1991, including while on bail.
He has been in jail or detention since his most recent conviction.
Administrative Appeals Tribunal senior member Andrew Nikolic recently upheld the government's decision to cancel his visa.
Mr Nikolic said despite living in Australia since the age of four, Taylor had weak community ties and had made "scant" contributions to the community, and noted his "clear trend of dishonesty dating back 30 years".