Priya and Nades Murugappan who both fled from Sri Lanka, and their daughters, who were born in Australia. The government has reportedly spent over A$6 million (US$4.3 million) on detaining and trying to deport them. Photo: Handout
Priya and Nades Murugappan who both fled from Sri Lanka, and their daughters, who were born in Australia. The government has reportedly spent over A$6 million (US$4.3 million) on detaining and trying to deport them. Photo: Handout
Hari Raj
Opinion

Opinion

Hari Raj

Home for Christmas? But for asylum seekers, Australia’s actions border on inhumane

  • As Australia nears its vaccination threshold and plans to reopen its borders, those trapped overseas should put the government’s policies into perspective
  • For those seeking refuge, such as the Murugappan family, home remains a broken promise, and many do not know if they will ever have one again

Priya and Nades Murugappan who both fled from Sri Lanka, and their daughters, who were born in Australia. The government has reportedly spent over A$6 million (US$4.3 million) on detaining and trying to deport them. Photo: Handout
Priya and Nades Murugappan who both fled from Sri Lanka, and their daughters, who were born in Australia. The government has reportedly spent over A$6 million (US$4.3 million) on detaining and trying to deport them. Photo: Handout
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