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Murugappan asylum seeker family given three-month bridging visas

Murugappan asylum seeker family given three-month bridging visas

Three members of the Biloela family that had been detained on Christmas Island have been granted three-month bridging visas.

  • by Katina Curtis

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Morrison needs to summon courage to act on Biloela family

Morrison needs to summon courage to act on Biloela family

There is no defensible argument for why the Murugappan family shouldn’t return to Biloela. Not one.

  • by Kevin Rudd
Alex Hawke: Powerbroker who signed off on shift for Biloela family

Alex Hawke: Powerbroker who signed off on shift for Biloela family

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke made one of the highest-profile policy decisions of his career when he allowed the Biloela family to move to community detention.

  • by Katina Curtis
He has a visa, a job and we need him, but he can’t come in

He has a visa, a job and we need him, but he can’t come in

The clock is ticking for some 8000 skilled migrants like Amir Tawdrows who meet all the criteria except for a travel exemption.

  • by Latika Bourke
New visa risks changing the character of Australia forever
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New visa risks changing the character of Australia forever

Will Australia become a low-skill guest worker society?

  • by Abul Rizvi
Farmers demand new visa after losing UK backpackers under trade deal

Farmers demand new visa after losing UK backpackers under trade deal

Farmers are demanding the Nationals deliver on their promise for a new agriculture visa after UK backpackers were exempted from visa farm work requirements.

  • by Mike Foley and Nick Bonyhady
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The push inside the Coalition to get Murugappan family off Christmas Island

The push inside the Coalition to get Murugappan family off Christmas Island

Public pressure and behind-the-scenes lobbying got a result on Tuesday when Immigration Minister Alex Hawke moved a Tamil family from Christmas Island.

  • by Katina Curtis
COVID danger means hotel, offshore detention must end, watchdog says

COVID danger means hotel, offshore detention must end, watchdog says

The Australian Human Rights Commission has warned that a deadly COVID-19 outbreak remains a risk in immigration detention, particularly at Christmas Island and in its hotels.

  • by Rachel Eddie
‘Let them stay’: Supporters rally as Tamil family reunites at Perth hospital

‘Let them stay’: Supporters rally as Tamil family reunites at Perth hospital

A crowd of dozens of supporters holding banners and balloons chanted “let them stay”  as Nades Murugappan and his daughter Kopica arrived in Perth under the watchful eye of border officials on Tuesday evening.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola
As it happened: Victoria records two new local COVID-19 cases linked to Southbank apartment; Biloela family to reside in Perth

As it happened: Victoria records two new local COVID-19 cases linked to Southbank apartment; Biloela family to reside in Perth

A Tamil asylum seeker family who has spent the last two years on Christmas Island will be allowed to reside in Perth for the time being, Victoria recorded two new cases of coronavirus, and Australia and the UK have agreed on a post-Brexit free trade deal. 

  • by Broede Carmody, Natassia Chrysanthos and Nick Bonyhady
Biloela family released and allowed to live in Perth community

Biloela family released and allowed to live in Perth community

A Tamil asylum seeker family from Biloela will live in community detention in suburban Perth, while Tharnicaa receives medical treatment and their legal appeals play out.

  • by Katina Curtis