In March 2018, Priya and her family gained national attention after a dawn raid on their home. Yesterday, after much quiet anguish, they lost their High Court bid to avoid deportation.
Detainees in Sydney claim 300-400 people are protesting. Border Force continue to deny there is any mass hunger strike.
Australian Border Force has contended that a Vietnamese woman detained in Melbourne with her five-month-old baby are being "housed" in alternative accommodation, but some suggest that this is spin.
This five-month-old baby has spent her life in Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation. A psychiatric report submitted in June has raised mental health concerns for both mother and child.