Federal Court. Under s 196(4) of the Migration Act, if a person is detained as a result of a visa cancellation under provisions such as s 501, "the detention is to continue unless a court finally determines that the detention is unlawful, or that the person detained is not an unlawful non-citizen". Interpreting s 196(4) in isolation, a court would have no power to make a non-final (i.e. interlocutory) order for the release of a person to whom that provision applies. However, s 476A(2) provides that, where the FCA has jurisdiction in relation to a matter, that jurisdiction is the same as the High Court's. Does s 476A(2) give the FCA the power to make an interlocutory order for the release of a person to whom s 196(4) applies?
The Federal Court (FCA) answered that question as follows:
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