Biloela family may soon be released into community detention on Christmas Island

Biloela family may soon be released into community detention on Christmas Island

The Guardian

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Home affairs minister Karen Andrews says she is considering the ‘welfare of that family’ and is discussing accommodation options

The Tamil family from Biloela being held in detention on Christmas Island could soon be allowed back into community detention on the island, the home affairs minister Karen Andrews has flagged.

Priya and Nades Murugappan, and their two Australian-born children Kopika and Tharnicaa, were taken from the regional Queensland town of Biloela and put into detention over 1,000 days ago. They were moved to Christmas Island in late 2019 after a court injunction prevented the family being removed from Australia.

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