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Deportation of Tamil asylum seeker family interrupted midair by last-minute injunction

A Tamil family due to be deported tonight have been granted an interim injunction to prevent their deportation back to Sri Lanka, their lawyer has told the ABC.

The injunction was granted over the phone by a judge.

  • ABC News

A plane carrying the family and their two daughters departed Melbourne around 11pm and is due to land in Darwin around 2am, where it is understood the family will leave the aircraft.

Earlier, it was reported the refugee family from Central Queensland was taken to …

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