This matter was one of a number of matters that were decided while judgment was reserved by the High Court in Commonwealth of Australia v AJL20  HCA 21.
The applicant was a UK citizen whose visa was cancelled when he was charged with domestic violence offences. He sought a writ of habeas corpus. He argued that his detention was unlawful because the Minister was not removing him from Australia as soon as reasonably practicable as required by the Migration Act 1958 (Cth). Rangiah J dismissed the application because the departmental officers were taking reasonable steps to remove the applicant.
Sarah Spottiswood (with C Tran) appeared for the Respondent, instructed by the Australian Government Solicitor.
The judgment is available here.