Updated: Feb 24, 2020
By KIM VUGA
SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
Today the Federal Court in Melbourne has agreed the case should proceed to a full hearing which could take months.
According to Sydney Morning Herald he government will now be blocked from deporting the family until Tharunicaa's full arguments can be heard.
It is believed that the case could take months to be heard due to the number of witnesses that will be called.
Last month a family of four were taken from a detention centre and were deported out of Australia and headed back to Sri Lanka when a last minute injunction was granted over the phone by a judge forcing the plane to land in Perth.
Minister Peter Dutton said that the family had been found not to be owed protection.
For three years the family had been living in a small town at Biloela in Central Queensland. The family's bridging visa had expired and they were placed in detention.
There have been a number of courts and tribunals all the way to the High Court that had found that the family were not owed protection.
While the family claim that they have a fear of persecution if they are to be returned to Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government have stated that they have nothing to fear as they have had others that have left Sri Lanka and claimed refugee status in other countries and have returned to their homeland without punishment.
There is serious flaws in our system when our courts and refugee advocates manage to override government decisions. The strong stance on border protection is in question when it can be overridden so easy.
This case will no doubt set a very dangerous precedent when it comes to border protection and national security, given the fact that Australia has more than 64,000 visa overstayers illegally hiding in our country.
It was reported in 2017, that there was more than 64,000 people illegally hiding in our country and this family is just one of the tens of thousands who have knowingly broken the Australian law by overstaying their welcome.
There are some 12,000 illegals that have been hiding in Australia for more than 20 years with more than 1750 found to be working without authorisation. This has cost the taxpayers tens of millions of dollars trying to track unlawful overstayers in our country.
Majority of the 64,000 would have travelled to Australia by air, not boat, with many settling into Australia, with very little if any, regard for Australian law. These are not the type of people we want in our country.
It’s time to round up all those illegals hiding in Australia and send them back to where they come from.
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