‘Enough is enough’: Tamil family advocate speaks out
A friend and avid supporter of Biloela's Tamil family has spoken out in the wake of a Full Federal Court decision this morning.
Bronwyn Dendle said she had hoped for the best case scenario but was relieved it was not the worst case scenario.
"The judgement still stands from April last year, so I am glad they are remaining in Australia for now," she said.
"I would be much happier if they could do the waiting in Biloela."
Ms Dendle said Tamil family support groups and individual advocates had maintained contact with the family, letting them know how much they cared about and supported them.
"We have also spent time contacting our local member to let them know that what we would like them to do is grant them special consideration for this family," she said.
"We have always encouraged all of the family's supporters to have the courage to speak up to their local members and let them know that what is happening to the family is not right."
Ms Dendle said Tamil family supporters continued to hope and pray that Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton and Immigration Minister Alex Hawke would have some common sense.
"They need to agree to bring them home to Biloela to await the next step," she said.
"Probably more than that, we would like them to exercise their power and grant them special consideration to stay in Biloela.
"We will continue to do what we have always done, maintaining hope for the family and continuing to check facts."
Ms Dendle said she had a message for Peter Dutton and the Immigration Minister's office.
"I would like to say to Peter Dutton that enough is enough," she said.
"This family is a real family, it should never be about politics and they just need to come home."
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