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Oceania · Biloela

Major decision on Biloela family’s future

100% Right coverage: 3 sources
The Murugappan family will hear on Friday whether they can return home to Biloela in Queensland. The family of four have been living in Perth in recent months, following the medical evacuation from Christmas Island in 2021 of youngest daughter Tharnicca, four. They escaped from Sri Lanka by boat during a protracted ethnic conflict targeting the minority Tamils.See the Story
Asylum Seekers · Biloela

Murugappan family allowed to return to Biloela

75% Left coverage: 4 sources
Nadesalingam and Kokilapathmapriya Murugappan are Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who settled in Biloela on temporary bridging visas with their two children. They were detained by Australian Border Force personnel in March 2018, which kicked off their years-long battle with the Australian Government for their right to stay. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese delivered on his promise to grant the family visas.See the Story
Politics · Biloela

Jim Chalmers indicates ‘substantial progress’ on returning Murugappan family to Biloela

67% Left coverage: 3 sources
Interim Home Affairs Minister Jim Chalmers said he had made substantial progress on returning the Murugappan family to their home. The family of four have been living in Perth after years of detention, following the medical evacuation of four-year-old Tharnicca from Christmas Island in 2021.See the Story
Amber Heard · Gold Coast City

Amber Heard’s ‘deliberate’ court tactic to ‘humanise’ herself

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
Amber Heard's court tactic of facing towards the jury when speaking is most likely deliberate as it's not something people would naturally do, Mitry Lawyers' Richard Mitry says. "I don't think anybody would naturally stare at a bunch of people – especially when they're not actually talking to them," he told Sky News Australia.See the Story
Oceania · Biloela

‘Open arms’: Biloela town calling return of asylum seeker family

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
Murugappan family friend Bronwyn Dundle says the Biloela town is eagerly awaiting the return of the Sri Lankan family with “open arms”. Ms Dundle said she had spoken to the family recently. “They’ve been watching the news just like everybody else … waiting for a call maybe,” she told Sky News Australia. “They will definitely be welcomed with open arms.”See the Story
Asylum Seekers · Biloela

Biloela family approved for return home - Michael West

A family of Tamil asylum seekers who captured the hearts of Australians has been permitted to return to their home in the regional Queensland town of Biloela on bridging visas. Nadesalingam and Priya Murugappan fled Sri Lanka after the country’s civil war, arriving separately on people-smuggling vessels in 2012 and 2013. Home Affairs Minister Jim […]See the Story
Gold Coast City · Gold Coast City

Record 1600 auctions happening across the state

The state is on track for a record-breaking number of May auctions this week.See the Story
Gold Coast City · Gold Coast City

Wife watches on as boat salesman locked up for $1m frauds

A boat salesman who fleeced up to $1 million from customers through multiple frauds has been jailed.See the Story
Swimming · Gold Coast City

Qld’s Top 40 teen swimmers about to hit the big time

They are the new faces on the Australian Dolphins swimming team, next generation young guns who this week have taken the gigantic step from junior to Commonwealth Games selection.See the Story

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