From Christmas Island detention, the Biloela family remain in long-term immigration limbo

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated June 16 2021 - 9:05am, first published June 15 2021 - 7:00am
Kopika comforts her younger sister, Tharnicaa, who is now being treated in a Perth hospital. Picture: Supplied

Despite being shifted from Christmas Island detention, the Biloela supported family of Tamil asylum seekers remain in limbo with Immigration Minister Alex Hawke leaning against using his powers to intervene in their case as they seek various legal avenues to thwart deportation to Sri Lanka.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au