Please don’t send Banik family away from their home just because Arko has mild autism…

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Petra Jones
4 years ago
Fabulous news. Congratulations :)

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kristine mcintyre
4 years ago
A decision forcing this family to leave would have no reasonable grounds for doing so. It would be unfair.

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David Harris
4 years ago
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.

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David Burge
4 years ago
My grand son is also has Autism ,it dose not mean he will need help ,he has every chance he will be very Gifted

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Tim Gartland
4 years ago
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

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Mittalkumar Patel
4 years ago
I think that the child should not suffer. Australia helps a lot of refugees why not this child?

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Dominic Freeman
4 years ago
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.

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Scott Stark
4 years ago
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!

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Kate Donald
4 years ago
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.

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Kumi Kannan
4 years ago
They should stay. There are so many migrants and citizens who are in Australia and are a burden to this country. Send all the Centerlink recipients.