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Tamil Family Depart Western Australia Bound for Home in Biloela

The family of Tamil asylum seekers held in detention for more than four years have finally begun their journey home to the central Queensland town of Biloela. Speaking from Perth Airport on Wednesday, mother Priya Nadesalingam thanked the WA community before the family began their journey east. “Me and my family are very happy to…


Government Appeal Rejected in Biloela Case

A Tamil family who call the Queensland town of Biloela home have had another win in their battle to return to their community. Priya and Nades Murugappan and Australian-born daughters Kopika and Tharnicaa, five and three, have been in detention on Christmas Island since August 2019 after an urgent injunction put a hold on their…


Tamil Family Considering High Court Appeal as Federal Court Upholds Ruling on Daughter’s Visa

A Tamil family, who have seen their appeal to lift a bar on their youngest daughter applying for an Australia visa knocked back, has said they will appeal the court decision as the parents continue efforts to remain in the country after the parents arrived as illegal maritime immigrants in 2012 and 2013 and had two…