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The Nadesalingam family get to go home to Biloela

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Tamil Biloela family

The Murugappan couple Priya and Nadesalingam with their Australian-born children Kopika and Tharunicaa. Source: Supplied


Published 31 May 2022 at 9:54pm
By Krishani Dhanji
Presented by Harleen Kaur
Source: SBS

The Murugappan family, who lived in the Queensland town of Biloela for years - before being removed into detention - are set to finally return home.


Published 31 May 2022 at 9:54pm
By Krishani Dhanji
Presented by Harleen Kaur
Source: SBS


Interim Home Affairs minister Jim Chalmers broke the news - to the family's supporters earlier last week.

Jim Chalmers said in a statement he exercised powers as interim minister to intervene under the Migration Act - granting the family bridging visas and allowing them to return to their home in Biloela.

But they're still fighting in court for permanent protection - which would allow them to stay in Australia indefinitely.

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Supporters are welcoming the decision but are calling for more families in the same boat - to be granted the same freedoms.

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