Aug 2019 | Facing deportation, a three-year-old boy with disabilities is now in limbo

Date: 31 Aug 2019

Source: SBS

A tribunal will decide whether it has legal jurisdiction to overturn a decision by the Department of Home Affairs to deny a visa to a three-year-old boy with disabilities, before conducting a review of the case.   

Kayban Jamshaad was born in a Western Australian hospital in July 2016 and diagnosed with severe haemophilia and an acquired brain injury caused during delivery.

He had previously been denied a temporary visa on the grounds that his medical needs might place an undue cost on Australian taxpayers and faces deportation to his parents’ country of the Maldives.

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