A Scottish family that has been living in Australia for more than ten years was spared deportation as a result of a decision made at the eleventh hour by the federal immigration minister.
Mark Green and his family were saved from deportation by to Immigration Minister Andrew Giles, who awarded the family one-month temporary visas last night.
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Green, along with his wife Kelly and daughter Rebecca, relocated to Australia in 2012 after being recruited by a solar company in South Australia to fill a gap in the availability of highly skilled solar installation electricians. Green had previously lived in the United States.
The family’s employers had given their assurance that they would be allowed permanent status in the country.
They were confronted with further constraints when their visas expired as a result of the failure of a number of companies in which Green had been employed.
The family will proceed with their legal case from here on out.
Green stated yesterday on A Current Affair that “we’ve been in communication with our lawyer and he’s informed us that we should stay and fight.”
As a result of this conversation, the group has come to the conclusion that they will continue their legal battle.
We have the impression that we have been treated very poorly throughout the entirety of this process, even by the Australian government, and all we want is to make things right.