Australia allows return of Biloela Tamil family, but says it's 'not a pathway to a visa'
Immigration Minister Alex Hawke on Tuesday allowed the Biloela Tamil family to return to the Australian mainland following almost two years of detention on Christmas Island. They will reside in suburban Perth through a placement close to schools and support services. Mr Hawke said today's 'decision doesn't create a pathway to visa.' He reiterated his government's stand that anyone arriving illegally by boat will not be resettled permanently in Australia.