Little Tharnicaa Nadesalingam has celebrated her fifth birthday, marking her family's return to Biloela after four years in detention. SEE THE PHOTOS.
Finbar O'Mallon, Mibenge Nsenduluka
Home Affairs Minister Jim Chalmers has approved the exit from immigration detention of the Murugappan family, allowing them to return to Biloela in Queensland.
Maeve Bannister and Paul Osborne
The first boat of suspected illegal arrivals has been turned back under Anthony Albanese as Australia’s border protection policy remains unchanged.
Anthony Albanese has vowed to turn all asylum seeker boats back if he is elected Prime Minister, which he says would negate any need for offshore detention.
Lanai Scarr and Kimberley Caines
A court has ruled the Government’s decision to prevent three members of the Biloela family from applying for bridging visas and stay in Australia was procedurally unfair.
Novak Djokovic has been temporarily spared the prospect of being kicked out of Australia, after Federal Immigration Minister Alex Hawke revoked his visa — a decision he will fight through the courts again.
Tim Clarke and Shannon Hampton
The Biloela family will be allowed to stay in Australia for another year but cannot return to their Queensland home after youngest daughter Tharnicaa was not granted a visa.
The Tamil family at the centre of a long running immigration dispute have revealed their fears that they will be ‘arrested, tortured, and killed’ if they are deported to Sri Lanka.
A Tamil family at the centre of a long running immigration dispute have had a small win in their complex legal battle.
Governments need a long-term infrastructure plan to cater for mass migration to the regions thanks to COVID-19, a landmark report says.
The Biloela family has been granted temporary ‘bridging visas’ by the Immigration Minister that will allow them to work and study in Perth.
WATCH: The asylum seeker family held on Christmas Island for two years has gone on its first outing in Perth, with advocates hopeful restored Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce will fight for them again.
Asylum seeker Priya Murugappan has released a video thanking Australians for their ‘support’ while her child is treated at Perth Children’s Hospital.
This is the heartwarming first photo of the Biloela family of Tamil asylum seekers after they were reunited in Perth.
Former Nationals Leader Barnaby Joyce has backed calls for the Biloela family to be resettled in Queensland, despite the Government standing firm on its position not to.
The plight of the Murugappan family, whose home in the Queensland town of Biloela was raided by immigration authorities in 2018, has captured the heart of the nation.
Hundreds of supporters descended on Perth Children’s Hospital last night calling for the resettlement of a Biloela family facing a return to detention on Christmas Island.
The Biloela family may be resettled after their daughter Tharnicaa was transferred from Christmas Island to Perth with what supporters say is a blood infection resulting from ‘untreated pneumonia’.
Sarah Ison and Charlotte Elton
An Australian-born three-year-old girl, who was being held in immigration detention on Christmas Island, has been medically evacuated to a Perth hospital.
The Howard Government rejected legal warnings and forged ahead with strict measures to combat riots in immigration detention centres amid an explosion of unauthorised boat arrivals in 2000.
Migrants will be taught about marriage equality and quizzed on whether people are free to choose who they wed in Australia under the new citizenship test from the Federal Government.
The West Australian has been told that the facility — which has been empty since February and was initially used as a quarantine facility — will begin taking asylum seekers as early as this month.
Convicted New Zealanders stuck in a WA detention centre have staged a sit-in style protest against the Government's lag in deporting people who have already agreed to leave the country.
There is concern Australia could face an influx of asylum-seeker boats, with thousands predicted to try to escape COVID-19 outbreaks in their own countries.
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