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Town in Queensland, Australia

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Biloela: Town in Queensland, Australia
Biloela is a rural town and locality in Shire of Banana, Central Queensland, Australia. It is situated 120 kilometres (75 mi) inland from the port city of Gladstone at the junction of the Burnett and Dawson highways. Biloela is the administrative centre of Banana Shire, which has an area of 15,729 square kilometres (6,073 sq mi). In the 2016 census, Biloela had a population of 5758 people.

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Tamil Biloela family told to get comfortable in detention ahead of long wait

A Tamil family fighting deportation has been told to get used to detention on Christmas Island ahead of a Federal Court trial over their future.
SBS - Published

Biloela Tamil family: Court hears daughter has right to apply for Australian visa

The case of a Tamil family desperate to return to their home in Biloela, Queensland, is back before the Federal Court.
SBS - Published

Dutton warns case over Biloela ‘anchor babies’ could go on for months

Peter Dutton has warned the Federal Court case over a Biloela family being detained on Christmas Island could drag out for months as he accused the parents of using their child as leverage to seek..
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Dutton labels Biloela kids 'anchor babies'

Peter Dutton has labelled the children of a Biloela-based Tamil family facing deportation 'anchor babies' and expressed frustration about their legal battles.
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Biloela residents travel to Canberra to plead Tamil family's case

Biloela locals have travelled to Parliament House to present a petition signed by 250,000 Australians urging the government to allow a Tamil family to stay in Australia.
SBS - Published

Detention wait longer for Biloela family

A Tamil family desperate to remain in Australia won't be kicked out of the country for now, after the Federal Court gave them more time for their legal fight.
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Biloela family's deportation case rages on

A Tamil family have been saved from deportation for two days but face the task of convincing a court their daughter, 2, would be at risk of harm in Sri Lanka.
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Biloela family's deportation delayed until Friday after last minute legal bid

The Biloela Tamil family fighting to remain in Australia have had their court case adjourned until Friday.
SBS - Published

Albanese joins Tamil supporters in Biloela

Federal police officers have been sent to Christmas Island ahead of a court decision that will determine the fate of a Tamil family trying to stay in Australia.
SBS - Published

Hundreds rally across Australia to bring Tamil family home

Rallies are underway in all capital cities in Australia and the town of Biloela, as supporters of a Tamil family facing deportation call on the federal government to bring them home.
SBS - Published

Australians rally on Father's Day to bring Tamil family home

Rallies will be held in all capital cities in Australia and the town of Biloela on Sunday, calling on the federal government to save a Tamil family from deportation.
SBS - Published

Exclusive: Tamil family 'relieved' after five-day reprieve for daughter

A Tamil family from Biloela has been granted another temporary reprieve from deportation after the Federal Circuit Court extended an injunction until 4 September.
SBS - Published

Deportation of Biloela family a 'heartbreaking' blow for other Tamil refugees: Advocates

The hashtag #HometoBilo has become the top trending topic on Twitter, as thousands of Australians ask the federal government to stop a Tamil refugee family from being deported to Sri Lanka.
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Tamil family get five-day reprieve from deportation after court hearing

A Tamil family from Biloela has been granted another temporary reprieve from deportation after the Federal Circuit Court extended an injunction until 4 September.
SBS - Published

'Let them stay': Melbourne protesters call to save Queensland Tamil family

Protesters addressed the demonstration to speak about how the Tamils from Biloela, in central Queensland, were suffering while in detention and could be at risk of deportation.
The Age - Published

Australian airlines urged not to deport Tamil family from Biloela

Supporters of a Tamil family facing imminent deportation have stepped up the fight to keep them in Australia, by urging Qantas, Virgin and other airlines to refuse to fly them to Sri Lanka.
SBS - Published

Mother of injured toddler held in Melbourne detention centre issues desperate plea

The asylum seeker family of an injured Tamil toddler has urged the Home Affairs Minister to allow their to return to the Queensland community of Biloela.
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Mother of injured Tamil toddler pleads for family's return to Biloela

The asylum seeker family of an injured Tamil toddler has urged the Home Affairs Minister to allow their to return to the Queensland community of Biloela.
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Tamil family from Biloela lose legal challenge to avoid being deported

The Tamil family has been fighting to avoid being returned to Sri Lanka, saying they would face persecution.
SBS - Published

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