Tag Archives: Christmas Island

Biloela family released and allowed to live in Perth community

  By: Katina Curtis The Tamil asylum seeker family from Biloela that has been on Christmas Island for two years has now reunited in Perth, where they will live in the community while the youngest daughter is being treated in hospital and their legal appeals play out. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke made the decision on compassionate grounds to allow the ...

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Biloela Tamil family’s resettlement in US or New Zealand could take two years, lawyer says

By: Calla Wahlquist and AAP If any resettlement was offered for the Tamil family from Biloela in either the United States or New Zealand it could take up to two years to resolve, during which time they could remain held in detention on Christmas Island, according to the family’s lawyer. While government ministers have canvassed both these options publicly, the Murugappan ...

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