Sri Lankan Family Released From Immigration Detention by new Australian Government

Australia's new government said on Friday it would give temporary visas to a Sri Lankan asylum seeker

The Tamil family have been a cause since being detained in the rural Australian town where they settled years earlier

The family was taken into the country's offshore detention system, designed to deter asylum seekers

Amid growing public anger, the conservative government moved the family to mainland Australia last year

"Today my government has enabled them to return home," added Albanese, who was sworn in as leader on Monday

Priya and Nadesalingam Murugappan arrived in Australia by boat in 2012 and 2013 and sought asylum

When court orders blocked their deportation, Australia in 2019 moved the family to Christmas Island