Why is the Bileola family still in detention?

Three-year-old Tharnicaa has been living on Christmas Island for almost two years with her asylum-seeking family. Her recent medical flight to a Perth hospital suffering with undiagnosed pneumonia and sepsis has highlighted the family's treatment in detention and the desperate situation for refugees in offshore centres.


George Newhouse, a human rights lawyer, and CEO of the National Justice Project explains why the Biloela family is still in detention, and the bleak impact of Australia's immigration policy.


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