My family and I arrived in Australia in January of 2005. So I’ve been here nearly two decades now. As it happens, the very last peer-reviewed legal article I wrote before moving here was for an Australian law review. It was on the Al-Kateb case. That was the 2004 High Court of Australia 4-3 decision that rejected the appellant’s argument that he should be released from detention because the Migration Act did not authorise what could turn out to be indefinite detention.
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