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Former PM Turnbull backflips on detained Biloela family

Malcolm Turnbull has flipped his position on releasing a family of Tamil asylum-seekers being detained on Christmas Island.

Mr Turnbull was prime minister when Priya, Nades and their two young daughters were taken from Biloela in central Queensland and put into detention.

  • Daniel McCulloch
  • The New Daily
  • AAP

More than three years on, he now supports the family being resettled in Australia.

Mr Turnbull acknowledged the importance of tough border security policies to stop asylum seekers making the risky journey to Australia by boat.

But he called on new…

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