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Biloela is a small town, but we have a big voice

Angela Fredericks
BILOELA, Australia

Jan 10, 2019 — 

Yesterday, we held a community letter-writing stall in Biloela’s Lions Park – the same park where we gathered when Priya and Nades were taken from us all those months ago.

After fighting so hard for this beautiful family for so long, it’s hard to believe Priya, Nades and their two beautiful, Biloela-born girls could still be forced from Australia to danger.

But unless Immigration Minister David Coleman steps in to help before February 1st, that’s exactly what could happen.

As the kids coloured in the paper cockatoos that have become the symbol of our campaign, we hand-wrote heartfelt letters to Mr Coleman. But we also made sure to write to our Federal MP, Ken O’Dowd.

Why? Well, I’ve always said: “Biloela is a small town, but we have a big voice.”

Biloela’s population sits at around 6,000. Small town.

But that’s three times the number of votes which decided who was elected to represent us in Parliament at the last Federal election. Big voice.

I know we all sign a lot of petitions. But I also know that this beautiful family needs and deserves so much more from us all than a click on a mouse or a swipe on a screen.

To everyone who has already written to your own Federal MP and to Mr Coleman – thank you. Next week, I’ll be asking you to amplify the effect of your e-mails with a couple of polite phone calls.

If you haven’t got around to sending your two e-mails yet, please take a moment now to find your Federal MP's contact details at and write to Mr Coleman at

As always, your own, polite words are best - but there are sample letters to get you started at Local MP letter and Immigration Minister letter.

With love and hope,

Angela xxx

PS With only 15 working days left to persuade Mr Coleman to step in, every last e-mail and every last phone call in support of Priya and Nades matters more than ever.

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