Australia to deport asylum seeker family to Sri Lanka next year

“Mr Dutton had the power to end this family’s ordeal on day one and he still has that power now,” Ms Fredericks said. But they and their Australian-born daughters were removed from their home in March and placed in a Melbourne detention centre, after Priya’s bridging visa expired.The family was issued deportation notices in June after the federal government ruled they couldn’t stay. The judge ordered the deportation of Nadesalingam, Priya and their two daughters, but not before 1 February 2019. A Tamil asylum seeker family who made their home in a small Queensland town will be deported to Sri Lanka, after the Federal Court on Friday rejected their bid to stay in Australia, SBS Australia reported.Nadesalingam, Priya and their two daughters made an eleventh-hour appeal to the Federal Court in August after they were taken into detention in March, but their appeal was rejected on Friday. “Please, Mr Dutton: listen to the 140,000 Australians that are standing with these two little Queenslanders and their loving mum and dad. Bring them home to Biloela.” (Colombo Gazette) But their removal from Australia has been on hold while the Federal Court appeal was considered.Family friend and Biloela resident Angela Fredericks said the two young girls should be flying to their hometown for Christmas, not being kept in detention.More than 140,000 Australians have signed a petition urging Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to return the family to Biloela. They settled in the small Queensland town of Biloela, where they have become ingrained in the local community. read more

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LETTER President Granger must share responsibility if there is a constitutional

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLETTER: President Granger should allow good sense to prevail and call date for electionsMarch 5, 2019In “latest news”Granger sends threatening letter to President Ramotar  September 9, 2014In “Politics”President Ramotar is presiding over an arrogant administration – GrangerSeptember 18, 2014In “Politics” Dear Editor,Guyana is quickly approaching constitutional crises because of the refusal of the APNU/AFC coalition Government to accept the passage of the no-confidence motion and respect the Constitution of Guyana.President David Granger as Opposition Leader protested the then PPP/C Government to respect the Constitution on numerous occasions, but unfortunately, despite the Chief Justice ruling on the NCM and the interpretation of the Constitution, David Granger refused to dissolve Parliament and announce the date for the Regional and General Elections.While some may suggest that Granger is a man of honesty, integrity, respect etc, the refusal to resign is definitive evidence to suggest that Granger and his Government are intoxicated with the perks, corruption, good life, etc and would do anything to ensure they remain in Government legally or illegally.GECOM as an autonomous institution and a creature of the Constitution must be prepared at all time for an election since the Constitution outlined the basis and eventuality for elections. GECOM at no time can refuse to respect the Constitution of Guyana, so the main culprit behind the deliberate delay of elections is solely David Granger.David Granger, while addressing the staff at the Office of the Presidency, publicly stated that whatever the outcome of the courts is he would respect the decisions. Unfortunately, we can only have General Elections if there is a dissolution of Parliament by the President, in accordance with the Constitution. Besides that, we are quickly approaching a ‘constitutional crisis’.Regards,Zamal Hussain read more

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