Doting dad Andrea Tindiani who was told he had to leave Australia and abandon ... trends now
A father has been gifted the best present of all just in time for Christmas, having been granted permanent residency to stay in the country with his son after months of tireless campaigning.
Andrea Tindiani, 37, moved abroad from Italy in 2012 and faced deportation earlier this year after cycling through a multitude of temporary visas to stay with his nine-year-old Australian-born son Marley.
The Castlemaine local tirelessly campaigned for months to stay with his family before an appeal to the Immigration Minister Andrew Giles saw Mr Tindiani granted permanent residency on Thursday.
'Dear friends and supporters... I am sharing with you all with a very full heart that the Minister of immigration Andrew Giles has decided to intervene in my case and granted me a Permanent Residency!' the doting dad shared online.
Andrea Tindiani, 37, was granted permanent residency by Immigration Minister Andrew Giles on Thursday
'We are over the moon for such incredible news… this means I can continue my life