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Tamil refugee family held in immigration detention for more than 1,000 days could be released as they fight deportation

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 00:55 BST, 5 May 2021 | Updated: 00:55 BST, 5 May 2021

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A family of Tamil asylum-seekers being held on Christmas Island could soon be released into community detention

A family of Tamil asylum-seekers being held on Christmas Island could soon be released into community detention

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A family of Tamil asylum-seekers being held on Christmas Island could soon be released into community detention.

Priya, Nades and their two young daughters have been kept in immigration detention centres for more than 1,000 days.

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews has indicated the family could be released into the community while their claims for protection go through the courts.

'The welfare of that family on Christmas Island is clearly an issue that I have turned my mind to,' she told ABC radio on Wednesday.

'I am seeking advice on that at the moment and I will continue to seek advice.'

Ms Andrews said the family was being very well

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