Arkojeet's degree of autism isn't good reason to reject him. His parents have demonstrated that they are the sort of professionals this country needs to progress as a society and their son's disability is not a negative influence.
I am signing this petition because I have worked with Biswajit at Melbourne university, tutoring in the school of population health for three to four years now. He is a valued member of this team and along with his family he will add a rich array of skills to the Melbourne community. I give my support to Biswajit and his families application for residency. I have been a paediatric nurse for 20 years contributing to the health and wellbeing of children in Melbourne. I find it somewhat concerning that the Australian gov would reject a residency application on these grounds when the parents appear very qualified and capable of supporting their son, discrimination aside. Regards Tim
Whilst we don't always hear the full, or both sides of the story, it seems quite terrible that 2 people who have contributed what seems a LOT to the health of many Australians, are seemingly being tossed aside, and out of our country.
It seems like their valuable contributions to our society are meaningless, based on an incredibly trivial health issue with their son.
It seems like they are an invaluable addition to the Australian, and health, community.
Another irrational decision by the Immigration Dept. These are exactly the sort of people that Australia needs in the 21st century. How heartless (and stupid) to reject their application for residency because of their son's medical condition!
I think that denying someone the right to live here, especially when they have lived here for more than half their life, for having mild autism as they are a "burden" to society is an insult to many people, like Arko and his family, who try their damn hardest to function in society despite factors that are not in their control. Disabilities are only a burden if you let them be, not because some out-dated piece of government paper says it is.