Australia Tamil family reunited in Perth
Youngest daughter of Biloela family 'very distressed'
The friend of a family that has been detained by the Australian government said she was "devastated" to see their young girl in hospital.Three-year-old Tharnicaa was diagnosed with sepsis yesterday after almost two weeks of feeling unwell. She was flown to Perth yesterday for urgent treatment.
The Tamil family at the centre of a long-running immigration dispute have been reunited in Perth after the father Nades Murugappan flew out from the Christmas Island detention centre with six-year-old daughter Kopika.
The family had been in detention since March 2018 after their visas expired and their Biloela home in rural central Queensland was raided by authorities.
The issue came to a head after four-year-old Tharnicaa was airlifted to Perth Children’s Hospital where she has received treatment for pneumonia and a blood infection.
On Tuesday Immigration Minister Alex Hawke announced the family would be released from held detention and permitted to move to Perth where they will remain in community detention while pursing ongoing litigations.
Biloela asylum seekers: Tamil girl is finally released from hospital .
Tharnicaa Murugappan, four, has been discharged from Perth Children's Hospital almost two weeks after being medically evacuated from Christmas Island with a blood infection.The young girl has been discharged from Perth Children's Hospital almost two weeks after being medically evacuated from Christmas Island with a blood infection caused by untreated pneumonia.