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Biloela family could be sent to NZ or US, as mother pleads from her daughter's sick bed

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Assistant Minister for Women - Amanda Stoker says
that the Biloela Tamil family " knew the terms"
of the arrangement with Australia. Their home in
Biloela was raided by authorities. Apparently their
initial reason for coming her was economic. They
lied to Border Security - and changed their story
to being "refugees running from persecution."
The father's travel history disputes that. He was
able to travel backwards and forwards to Sri
Lanka many times with no danger.

Of course the little girl should get all the medical
help she needs. It is a shame though if her parents
are putting their children through all this for
deceptive reasons. I don't envy Karen Andrews,
Alex Hawke or the PM in this situation.
Posted by Foxy, Thursday, 10 June 2021 11:38:42 AM
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Foxy,

The UN has criticised the poor living standards and conditions in the detention centres of Australia. At least 12 asylum seekers have died in Australian offshore detention centres since 2013, six of them suicides.

The Biloela family have had their health badly affected since being left in detention. During their first months of detention in Melbourne, the girls were only allowed half an hour of play outside each day.

The lack of sunlight led to a vitamin D deficiency, which caused infections and other problems. One of the girls nutritional needs were not met and her teeth started to rot. At age two, she had surgery to have teeth removed.

Their mother suffers ongoing medical problems, including diabetes.

Scared for her safety, last year, the mother had encounters with one of the guards at the detention centre she was in. Seeming drunk she believed he wanted to try touch her body or do something sexual and felt that in how he acted towards her.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-56768529

The Biloela family cannot be left in this situation. They should not be sent elsewhere outside of Australia, particularly the US. I agree with Yuyutsu that the Federal Government is more concerned about the people of Biloela overthrowing the Governments control on people. Governments will then having little value due to actions taken by others. Their ability to legislate and control our lives left, right and centre will be lost and that's not what governments want!
Posted by NathanJ, Thursday, 10 June 2021 1:31:56 PM
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These people are lying cue jumping gate crashes, & must be thrown out. They tried it on, & have used idiots in Oz to try to beat our laws.

For these reasons alone, we can't have them win.
Posted by Hasbeen, Thursday, 10 June 2021 2:30:40 PM
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Dear Foxy,

«The family arrived without visas.»

Same for Captain Cook!
Posted by Yuyutsu, Thursday, 10 June 2021 2:39:15 PM
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It is now up to the government to decide on this
case and do it quickly because as I stated
earlier the health and welfare of the sick child
at the very least provides a clear reason to release
the family from detention.
Posted by Foxy, Thursday, 10 June 2021 2:59:55 PM
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Dear Nathan,

We've been told the conditions on Christmas Island
for this family were dreadful. Keeping them in
detention has also cost $1.4m in the last year
alone with the total cost to the government of
atempting to deport the parents and their two
children surpassing $6m.

It is morally disgraceful and obscenely expensive.

Surely Australia can do better?
Posted by Foxy, Thursday, 10 June 2021 3:31:47 PM
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