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Kopika, Priya and Tharunicaa. (Image: Rebekah Holt)

Yesterday Priya, the Sri Lankan mother of two young girls from Biloela in Queensland, was at the first play group session her daughters have been allowed to attend since they were removed from their Queensland home last year.

Tharnicaa (nearly two) and Kopika (four) had been thrilled to go in the van with Serco guards. It was the first time the girls had left detention for anything besides an urgent medical appointment in 15 months.