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Vigil for Biloela Family

Vigil for Biloela Family

Run by Rural Australians For Refugees

Locals will gather in Wangaratta and Albury today, in a vigil for the asylum seeker family that had been living in Biloela, Queensland.

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Organised by Rural Australians for Refugees, the vigil in Wangaratta will be from 4pm, outside the office of Member for Indi Helen Haines.

The vigil in Albury is from 5pm, outside the office of Member for Farrer Sussan Ley.

The Tamil family of two parents and two Australian-born daughters - who were living and working in Biloela for about three years - have been held in detention on Christmas Island since 2019.

The youngest daughter, Tharunicaa, 4, was recently evacuated to Perth for urgent medical care.

The family has now been allowed to reunite in Perth, and is being held in community detention.

The group, and many others around the country, is pressuring various government ministers to grant discretionary visas for the family.

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