Mr Dutton’s phone number is: 02 6277 7860. Talking Points: My name is  _____, I live in _____. I am calling to ask Mr Dutton to use his Migration Act powers to bring Priya, Nades and their QLD-born girls home to Biloela immediately. 1/3 #GameOver #EndChildDetention #HomeToBilo
I understand the Department of Home Affairs recommended that the Immigration Minister consider granting this family a visa to remain in Australia almost two years ago. Over 350,000 Australians have called for this family to come home to Biloela. 2/3 #EndChildDetention #HomeToBilo
I do not support a Government that is detaining this family, trying to force them from Australia to danger, or that keeps children in detention. Mr Ditton must use his Migration Act powers to bring this family home to Biloela immediately. 3/3 #EndChildDetention #HomeToBilo
*Mr Dutton

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