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Have the Bilo Tamil family been given a fair go?

Released Wednesday, 17th February 2021
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Two asylum seekers arrived from Sri Lanka on separate boats almost ten years ago.  They fell in love and married, had two children and settled in the small QLD town of Biloela.

Three years ago the Federal government decided they were not entitled to visas and deported them.  The family appealed – and it’s been mired in the courts ever since.  The family is now in detention on Christmas Island.

We talk to Immigration lawyer, Greg Hanson and a friend of the family, Angela Fredericks to try to determine if the family has been granted the one thing Australians hold dear – a fair go.

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