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What Morrison didn’t expect in Biloela

Sep 6, 2019 • 16m16s

How support for a Tamil family in Biloela blindsided the government and caused the prime minister to panic.

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What Morrison didn’t expect in Biloela

74 • Sep 6, 2019

What Morrison didn’t expect in Biloela

The Morrison government has been flatfooted by public outrage over its plan to deport a family from Biloela. Attempts to recapture the narrative have seen clumsy, anti-asylum seeker stories placed in The Australian. Paul Bongiorno on the political panic that has accompanied compassion for a Tamil family whose town spoke up.

Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno.

Background reading:

Seeking mercy for Tamil family in The Saturday Paper
The Saturday Paper
The Monthly

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