Biloela family: new home affairs minister Karen Andrews urged to look with ‘fresh eyes’ at plight

Biloela family: new home affairs minister Karen Andrews urged to look with ‘fresh eyes’ at plight

The Guardian

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Labor senator Kristina Keneally says cabinet reshuffle creates opportunity for government to show compassion

The new home affairs minister, Karen Andrews, is facing calls to cast “fresh eyes” on the plight of the detained Tamil family from Biloela who have been held in detention on Christmas Island for the past three years.

Urging a bipartisan approach to the portfolio, Labor senator Kristina Keneally said the replacement of Peter Dutton in the role in this week’s reshuffle created an opportunity for the pair to “work together” on national security issues, including on cyber security and the rise of rightwing extremism.

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