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Minister acts against 'public interest'.

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Sumaya Bhulyan is 16, is the daughter of Dr Nasrin Haque who works in medical practices in Western Sydney and has lived here for 8 years.  But like many others in Australia, she suffers from autism.

Now the Immigration Department has ordered her to leave the country because she 'failed immigration health checks'.  The Assistant Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has decided not to intervene because 'it is not in the public interest' to do so.  

How is 'public interest' relevant?  The Government web site says "The overarching purpose of the Public Interest Criteria is the maintenance of Australia as a harmonious society, while at the same time, preventing anyone who may harm the country’s foreign policy interests."

How does Alex Hawke's decision to do nothing help our harmonious society? Or protect our foreign policy interests?  Does breaking up this family create benefits for us all?  Does removing this girl from the environment she is used provide us with benefits to justify the act?  Does forcing a practicing doctor to leave her patients help us?

He should stand up to the Immigration Department and order Sumaya be allowed to continue to live with her mother and brother.  But we have to act now as the Department has ordered that departure flights be booked now.

You will find him at Email:
Electorate Office: Suite 8, 23 Terminus Street CASTLE HILL NSW 2154
Mail: PO Box 1173 CASTLE HILL NSW 1765
Phone: (02) 9899 7211
Fax: (02) 9899 7990


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