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Minister's adviser gives 'weak' evidence on Tamil family, court hears

The Age Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Immigration Minister David Coleman's senior adviser has told the Federal Court he can't recall conversations or briefings about the Tamil asylum-seeker family on Christmas Island fighting deportation.
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