This morning, we suddenly had the whiff of change, as the Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke proclaimed that the Murugappan family from Biloela will be released from Christmas Island and be welcomed back to the mainland.

Per a statement, Hawke said that “I have exercised my power under section 197AB of the Migration Act to make a residence determination to allow the Sri Lankan family currently in held detention to reside in the Perth community.”

However, a liberal amount of salt should be added to the news, as Hawke also said “in making this determination I am balancing the government’s…

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