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February 2019

Biloela's Tamil family lose high court bid to avoid deportation

Supporters fear government could deport Sri Lankan detainees and their Australian-born children before election.......

The Sri Lankan family taken from their Biloela home to immigration detention in a dawn raid have lost their bid for the high court to review the their asylum claims.

In December the federal court upheld the assessment authority’s decision to reject the asylum claims of the mother and one daughter. At the time the court ordered the Australian government not deport them before 1 February.

On Tuesday morning the full bench of the high court ruled against the family’s application for special leave to appeal the case.


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