Availability for Comment : Dr Sam Pari, Official Spokesperson, Australian Tamil Congress
The Australian Tamil Congress holds grave fears for the safety of four Tamils on Christmas Island facing possible deportation. These people have been deemed by the UNHCR to be legitimate refugees and should therefore be given a second chance at life in a peaceful country where they are safe from persecution. They will be well supported by the significant Tamil community in Australia. Tamils have a proud and positive place in Australian society. We have integrated into the broader community and economy – Australian Tamils will do our best to support and help resettle any Tamil refugees who move here.