‘Disgusting and disgraceful’: Alan Jones calls for PM to stop deportation of Sri Lankan family
Alan Jones has continued his defence of the Sri Lankan family from Biloela who are awaiting deportation at Christmas Island, revealing he has personally written to the Prime Minister.
The Tamil family was flown to the offshore detention centre over the weekend as the government abides by a court-ordered injunction that lasts until Wednesday.
Priya and Nadesalingam came separately to Australia by boat in 2012 and 2013 and settled in regional Queensland, having their Kopika, 4, and Tharunicaa, 2.
But the courts have repeatedly found they are not legitimate refugees, which Alan Jones disagrees with vehemently.
Alan says the entire affair is “unbelievably disgusting and disgraceful”.
“I find the government’s behaviour on this, and that of Peter Dutton, beyond disgraceful.”
He’s calling for Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to use his discretion and allow the family to stay in the country.
“I have written to the Prime Minister. There’s been no response.
“I was asking him for a bit of practical Christianity.”
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It comes as the federal government has confirmed six boats carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers have been caught attempting to reach Australia since May.
The latest was carrying 13 people with Border Force officers intercepting it last month and sending the asylum seekers back.