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AustraliaTamil supporters arrested for airport raid

03:00  30 august  2019
03:00  30 august  2019 Source:

Tamil family are being deported: report

Tamil family are being deported: report A Tamil family taken from the Queensland town of Biloela is being deported from Australia and are on their way to Melbourne airport, a source has revealed.

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Tamil supporters arrested for airport raid© AAP Images Two women will be charged after they allegedly cut through a fence at Melbourne's airport in a bid to reach a Tamil family facing deportation.

Two women are expected to be charged after they broke through a fence at Melbourne airport in support of a Tamil family locked in a desperate battle to avoid deportation.

Tamil supporters arrested for airport raid
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The women went to the airport along with about 60 other supporters on Thursday night, after officials put the family on a plane bound for Sri Lanka.

Tamil Refugee Council spokesperson Aran Mylvaganam said two people cut through a fence to reach the tarmac where the family was.

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Australian Federal Police arrested the pair for breaching a perimeter fence and accessing a security-controlled part of the airport.

"Both women were arrested and removed from the area at approximately 10pm on Thursday. They will be issued with a summons to appear in court at a future date," the AFP said in a statement on Friday.

Police say the women will face charges relating to trespass and unlawfully interfering with the safe operation of an aircraft.

The family at the centre of the deportation drama is now in Darwin after a judge issued a last-minute injunction to stop them being returned to Sri Lanka.

Supporters say the injunction was issued after the family's plane left Melbourne late on Thursday night, and they were taken off the aircraft when it stopped over in Darwin.

Plane deporting Tamil family lands in Darwin after last-minute reprieve

Plane deporting Tamil family lands in Darwin after last-minute reprieve A Tamil asylum seeker family being deported from Australia has won a reprieve after a judge granted an eleventh-hour injunction to block the move. How To Get A Home Loan With 5% Deposit Find out more on Finder Ad Last night, Priya, her husband Nadesalingam and their two Australian-born daughters boarded a plane that left Melbourne Airport for Sri Lanka after they were removed from a small Queensland town of Biloela. However lawyers acting for the family's supporters say they have won an interim injunction in the Melbourne Federal Circuit Court.

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They are now waiting on the outcome of an urgent hearing in the Federal Circuit Court in Melbourne at 10am.

Priya, her husband Nadesalingam, and their two Australian-born daughters say they face persecution if they are returned to Sri Lanka.

The couple came separately to Australia by boat, before they had children and when their homeland was in the grip of a civil war.

They have lost numerous court battles to remain in Australia after they were found not to be refugees.

They been in immigration detention since March 2018, when they were taken to Melbourne from their Queensland home after their temporary bridging visa expired.

The town of Biloela, where they lived and worked for four years, has mounted a spirited campaign for the family to be allowed to stay, but Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says it's time they accept they do not qualify for Australia's protection.

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