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.
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 — 9-month-old Dharuniga and 2-year-old Kopiga — 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.