Crikey Worm

Mar 12, 2018

Crikey Worm: Border Force face protest after refugee raid

Good morning, early birds. Border Force is facing protest after the raid of a family of Tamil asylum seekers. Plus, China abolishes presidential term limits. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Chris Woods ā€” Freelance journalist

Chris Woods

Freelance journalist


A coalition of police officers, Border Force officials and Serco guards reportedly conducted early morning raids on a Queensland-based refugee family of four last Monday, March 5.

According to a statement from the Tamil Refugee Council and a neighbour’s subsequent e-petition, former Sri Lankan-refugee Priya, her husband Nadesalingam, and their two Australian-born daughters ā€” 9-month-old Dharuniga and 2-year-old Kopiga ā€” were given 10 minutes to pack before being removed from their Biloela house around 5am, being flown to Melbourne and detained in Broadmeadows Detention Centre.

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