Today marks 2-years to the day since Tamil asylum seekers Priya, Nades,Kopika & Tharunicca were ripped from their Biloela home at dawn, in border force raids. They’ve been in limbo ever since. Now are isolated on Christmas Island as they wait on a decision from the federal court.
ABF talking points from when the coronavirus travel ban started I obtained under FOI. The points don't even mention if the Biloela family were briefed, plus deflect when asked if it was an ABF recommendation to open Christmas Island.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Central Queensland and the Wide Bay. Heavy rainfall that may produce large hail is forecast for Gympie, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Biloela, Calliope and Mount Morgan. #qldweather #7NEWS
In the early hours of Saturday morning, we learned the asylum-seeker family from Biloela, including their Australian-born daughters Kopika and Tharunicaa, had been moved to Christmas Island in the dead of night. Today, Aussies have taken to the streets in protest.
Peter Dutton's decision to help a French au pair into the country in 2015 after lobbying by a powerful family has enraged refugee advocates who lobbied the minister to help a Tamil family stay in the town of Biloela, QLD #auspol
Well done to everyone involved with #HomeToBilo campaign to help this family get home to Biloela. So impressed with this Qld community who led a campaign with 190,000+ signatures! Community values in action, an example of the Australia we want to see. Let’s get these kids home ?