Biloela family

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Three members of Biloela family granted year-long visas but they’ll have to remain in Perth
Youngest daughter Tharnicca must remain in community detention, meaning family can not return to Queensland

Ben Doherty

23, Sep, 2021 @8:29 AM

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Biloela Tamil family to be granted new three-month bridging visas to stay in Australia
Friend of the Murugappans welcomes announcement by immigration minister but says family ‘are still essentially trapped in Perth in community detention’

Josh Taylor

16, Sep, 2021 @8:40 AM

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High court rejects bid to appeal Biloela child Tharnicaa Murugappan protection visa case
Court’s decision compels immigration minister to review the four-year-old’s eligibility for assessment as an asylum seeker

Josh Taylor

12, Aug, 2021 @2:13 AM

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Three members of Biloela family granted temporary bridging visas
Immigration minister Alex Hawke grants visas, meaning family will be released from community detention in Perth

Daniel Hurst , Josh Taylor and Paul Karp

23, Jun, 2021 @6:44 AM

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Community detention: what does it mean for the Biloela children and the 181 others?
Children living in the limbo of community detention suffer poor mental health because of their parents’ uncertain futures

Josh Taylor

19, Jun, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Sydney man tests positive; Melbourne travel limit scrapped – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Josh Taylor (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

16, Jun, 2021 @8:52 AM

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Home affairs minister suggests reports about Biloela daughter’s illness ‘inaccurate’
Karen Andrews refuses to say what is not correct after Tharnicaa was evacuated from Christmas Island to Perth to treat a blood infection caused by pneumonia

Josh Taylor

16, Jun, 2021 @5:33 AM

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What comes next for the Tamil family from Biloela?
Priya and Nades Murugappan and their daughters will have more freedom in community detention in Perth. But it won’t be like living in Biloela

Josh Taylor

15, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Biloela father, daughter leave Christmas Island; UK and Australia announce free trade deal – as it happened
Morrison and Johnson unveil details of trade deal; Biloela family’s lawyer says fight is not over. This blog is now closed

Luke Henriques-Gomes (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

15, Jun, 2021 @9:44 AM

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Coalition says community detention not a pathway to resettlement for Biloela family
Campaigners say minister’s decision must be ‘first step’ in returning Murugappans to Queensland

Katharine Murphy and Sarah Martin

15, Jun, 2021 @7:46 AM

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Biloela family to reunite on Australian mainland but visa status expected to remain unchanged
The immigration minister, Alex Hawke, is set to announce the Murugappan family will be released from detention on Christmas Island

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

14, Jun, 2021 @9:53 AM

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Two Coalition MPs say it is time to bring Biloela family back from Christmas Island
Internal pressure on government comes as video circulates with celebrity supporters singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Christopher Knaus

12, Jun, 2021 @4:47 AM

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