Minister Intervenes After Public Outcry
An Irish family facing deportation from Australia because their son has cystic fibrosis have been allowed to stay.
Christine and Anthony Hyde and 3-year-old Darragh have been granted residency in Australia after the Immigration Minister intervened in their case.
The last minute intervention came after public outcry over the Hyde's plight with more than 120,000 people signing a petition calling for the family to be allowed to stay.
In a blog post last night, Christine Hyde confirmed that the Immigration Minister had intervened in their case allowing the family to stay
The family's application for permanent residency had been refused because the Australian government deemed three-year-old Darragh's illness to be a burden on taxpayers.
The Hydes, who left Ireland for Australia 10 years ago, received huge support; the Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews also threw his support behind their case saying "They're effectively Aussies."