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Australia Plans To Deport An Irish Family Citing Their Son’s Illness ‘A Healthcare Burden’


Australia Plans To Deport An Irish Family Citing Their Son’s Illness ‘A Healthcare Burden’

The couple have been living in Australia for 10 years face being deported in eight days – just because their son is sick.

An Irish couple is facing deportation from Australia in eight days following the sickness of their three-year-old son.

Anthony and Christine Hyde, from Dublin, have been residents of the town of Seymour, Victoria, for 10 years along with their son Darragh, three, who was born in Australia.  

The family had their application for permanent residency rejected in 2015 after their son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and his potential treatment was assessed as too burdensome on the taxpayer.

The couple appealed the decision and their case was presented before the Administrative Review Tribunal in May.

The tribunal recommended the case be taken up by the office of the Home Minister.

But with just eight days until they are deported back to Ireland, the family’s hopes of staying in Australia are diminishing by the day since the Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is yet to take up the case

Mr. Hyde is a part-time bus driver while Ms. Hyde is an assistant principal at the local primary school.  

The couple has set up a petition, through which they plan to get 6000 signatures and have their story heard to avoid being forcefully deported

‘Please sign and help us ask the Minister to let our son stay in Australia,’ they said.

New information has emerged revealing that more than 30 criminals ranging from murderers, sex offenders and drug traffickers have been allowed to stay in Australia despite having their Visas canceled.

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) overturned 34 decisions made by delegates for the Home Affairs and Immigration ministers involving capital offenders.

Among those given the green light, are Kenyan-born killer Paul Jason Margach, who was jailed after he repeatedly stabbed his wife Tina in front of one of their young children at their Melbourne home in 2004.

As did an unnamed Chinese triad organized crime gang member jailed for 13 years for trafficking a commercial quality of ecstasy and possession of ice.

Mauritian stalker Jean Marie Amoorthum, who was convicted of stalking and threatening a young female with a knife, also had his cancellation overturned.

The latest statistical report from AAT confirms that the tribunal only affirmed 35 percent, or 4,432, of the migration visa decisions made by ministerial delegates in 2017-18.

The latest cases are in addition to 164 criminals saved from imminent deportation by the Administrative Appeals ­Tribunal between 2010 and 2018.

Out of the previous cases, eight were convicted of murder, 23 were found guilty of armed robbery, 33 were drug dealers, 17 were rapists and eight were convicted of murder. 

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