Biloela family

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Priya Nadesalingam calls for friend to be granted a permanent home in Australia
Vashini Jayakumar has spent the past four years fighting for her best friend, Priya Nadasalingam, to return to Biloela – but now her own visa has expired

Eden Gillespie

26, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Scott Morrison falsely claimed he lacked powers to help Biloela family
Former PM said decision on Murugappan family was in immigration minister’s hands, despite being sworn in to administer home affairs at the time

Paul Karp

30, Nov, 2022 @6:35 AM

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Priya Nadesalingam, mother of Biloela family, signs book deal for memoir of asylum ordeal
Mother of Tamil family will recount their remarkable journey, from fleeing war-torn Sri Lanka to enduring Australia’s immigration detention system

Guardian staff

19, Sep, 2022 @4:59 AM

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Nadesalingam family feel ‘peace’ after being granted permanent residency in Australia
In Biloela, Priya Nadesalingam says ‘I know my daughters will get to grow up safely in Australia. Now my husband and I can live without fear’

Eden Gillespie

05, Aug, 2022 @7:21 AM

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We pretend there has been change under Labor but hundreds of refugees are still in detention | Behrouz Boochani
After taking happy snaps in Biloela the new government has made no effort to change Australia’s cruel immigration policy on refugees arriving by boat

Behrouz Boochani

27, Jul, 2022 @3:00 AM

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With the chance to use his political capital for reform, can the PM repay the trust placed in him? | Sarah Martin
There’s a growing crisis everywhere Anthony Albanese looks, but they may enable a more ambitious agenda

Sarah Martin

17, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Immigration minister says Nadesalingam family can stay in Biloela ‘with certainty’
Andrew Giles doesn’t specify when or how Tamil family will be allowed to remain in Australia and blames Coalition for long visa wait times

Paul Karp

15, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Sleeping soundly: the Nadesalingam family find peace and comfort in their Biloela home
As their youngest daughter plays games on her fifth birthday, mum Priya reflects on relief at being back in her community and her hopes for the future

Eden Gillespie in Biloela

12, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Defence minister rubbishes Coalition claims on France compensation deal – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Stephanie Convery and Royce Kurmelovs (earlier)

12, Jun, 2022 @7:44 AM

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Nadesalingam family: the ‘jolt to Australia’s conscience’ back in Biloela’s embrace
The family have returned to the town they were taken from in an early morning raid four years ago, with hopes of changing the system for others

Eden Gillespie

11, Jun, 2022 @9:01 AM

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Biloela family welcomed home; Albanese announces $830m submarine penalty – as it happened
French defence minister welcomes Australia’s payment to Naval Group over submarine cancellation; 70 Covid deaths across the country. This blog is now closed

Lisa Cox and Josh Taylor (earlier)

11, Jun, 2022 @7:21 AM

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The Nadesalingams are back in Biloela, but Australia’s unjust immigration system endures | Ben Doherty
It should not have taken four years of campaigning, community vigils and online petitions to achieve a fair, transparent and reasonable process

Ben Doherty

10, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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