Biloela family friends Vashini Jayakumar and Angela Fredericks with the Murugappan family — Priya, Nades, Kopika and Tharnicca — at Perth Hospital on June 17.

In Both Sides Now, author and ethicist Leslie Cannold presents two sides of an argument and then it’s over to you: what do you think is true, and what do you think Cannold really believes?

Today: Australia may not owe the Murugappan family protection but we should offer it anyway, or would that open the floodgates to all those who would demand similar treatment?

Yes: the immigration minister must stop making this young family suffer and let them return to Biloela. No: the minister should hold his ground and stick to the letter of the law.