Murugappans moved to a “community detention facility” in Perth-thousands of kilometers from their home-and the youngest daughter is battling a deadly infection.
Australia has stated that it will allow Tamil families of four to leave the immigration detention facility on remote Christmas Island, but will not allow them to return to their home in Queensland. Instead, they will be placed in a “community detention facility” in the western city of Perth, about 4,000 kilometers away (2,485 miles).
Murugappans’ two children were born in Australia and they are Sent to Christmas Island, After parents Nades and Priya’s asylum applications were rejected, the court considered their legal appeals and the situation of their youngest daughter Tharunicca.
Last week, after the three-year-old had to leave, their plight was once again the focus of attention. Medical evacuation Go to Perth Hospital, because a serious blood infection is believed to be caused by untreated pneumonia.
Immigration Minister Alex Hawke did not mention the family’s name. He said that when making the decision, he was “in the government’s continued commitment to a strong border protection policy and appropriate in situations involving detained children. Strike a balance between sympathy”.
Angela Fredericks, a friend of Murugappans who has been leading their return movement, said that although the news that their families will be reunited is welcome, they should be allowed to return to Biloela.
“Community detention does not guarantee the safety and peace of this family,” Fredericks said in a statement. “Nades is eager to return to work in Biloela to support his young family. Priya wants Kopika to enter Biloela State School to continue her studies. We promised Tharni Jr. to hold a grand birthday party when he returns home. Australia knows that this family’s home is in Biloela. Ella.”
In March 2018, during an early morning raid by immigration officials, a family of four was suddenly taken away and sent to an immigration detention center in Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city. Their case caused a nationwide outcry in a country notorious for taking a tough attitude towards asylum seekers and refugees. Send thousands of people trying to arrive by sea to an “offshore processing center” And tell them that they will never be allowed to settle in the country.
Nadesalingam and Priya, Tamils from Sri Lanka, arrived by boat and sought asylum in 2012 and 2013, respectively. They met and married in Australia, but were detained after Priya’s visa expired.
Michelle Grattan of the University of Canberra wrote in the conversation: “If Tharunicca is not seriously ill, the government will not remove the family from detention this week.” “As far as the government’s sympathy is now shown. As far as the heart is concerned, this is compassion driven by the bad publicity it has suffered.”
Opposition leader Anthony Albanian wrote on Twitter that he recalled his visit to Biloela in 2019 and the community’s love for this young family, “I know very well that this family should be allowed to go to HomeToBilo. Let’s finish it.” He Say.
Queensland Governor Annastacia Palaszczuk also expressed support for the family.
She said in a statement: “There is still a long way to go from Biloela. Their friends and neighbors have been fighting for their freedom for so many years.” “Biloela is a community of 6,000 people. Everyone. We all know each other and take care of each other. I look forward to the day when the family can return to Bilo’s house.”
In October 2019, the United Nations asked Australia to allow the family to stay and gave the government 30 days to comply.
Last week, Interior Minister Karen Andrews stated that the government is looking for “relocation options” for the family, but in a third country instead of Australia.
Although Tharunicca and Kopika were born in Australia, they did not have the right to obtain Australian citizenship at birth.
After their asylum application was rejected, they tried to deport them in August 2019, but the Federal Court judge approved the injunction at the last minute, forcing their flight to Sri Lanka to land in Darwin. Their legal actions are still continuing.