June 2019 | A Sydney teacher has stopped his medication in a last-ditch bid to get residency in Australia

Date: 18 June 2019

Source: SBS

A Chinese father has stopped taking the medication that controls his hepatitis B in a last-ditch bid to keep him and his family in Australia.

Paul*, who wishes to remain anonymous, has lived in Sydney since 2012 when he moved with his wife and young children on a student visa.

His children have received most of their education in Australia and speak English as their primary language.

Paul later began teaching and applied for an employer-sponsored visa (subclass 186) that would allow him and his family to remain in the country permanently.