Brisbane: Let’s get Tharni and family home to Biloela

QLD-born Tharnicaa won the nation’s heart when she was evacuated from a Christmas Island detention centre to a Perth Hospital with sepsis and pneumonia, days before her 4th birthday.

But instead of ending the cruelty once and for all and letting Tharni, her sister Kopika, Mum Priya and Dad Nades come home to Biloela where they are loved, wanted and needed, Minister Hawke has sent this family - in Priya’s words - “from jail to detention” in a Perth suburb, 4,300km from their Biloela home.


This Saturday, please join us at 12pm at Emma Miller place on Roma Street in Brisbane to say ‘thank you’ to the healthcare workers who are now giving Tharni and Kopika the care they need and to show Minister Hawke that we will not stop until Priya, Nades, Kopika and Tharnicaa are safely home in Biloela.


When: Saturday, 19 June 2021 at 12 pm local time

Where: Emma Miller Place on Roma St, Brisbane City, QLD, Australia 4000

RSVP: Via the Facebook event page


Public pressure has seen the government re-unite dad Nades and sister Kopi with Tharni and her mum Priya in Perth. But instead of letting them heal and recover in Queensland where their Biloela friends are waiting to welcome them home, Minister Hawke has once again thrust Kopi and Tharni into an uncertain and distressing environment.


With Nades and Priya denied the right to work or volunteer and their freedoms greatly limited, Mr Hawke is stopping this family from living the quiet life they had in Biloela.



So please join us for this family-friendly event as we urge all Parliamentarians to get behind this growing list of government MPs who are saying “enough is enough” and publicly calling on Minister Hawke to bring Priya, Nades and the girls home Biloela:


* Member for Flynn, Ken O’Dowd (QLD) * Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce (NSW) * Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman (NSW) * Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski (NSW) * Member for Higgins, Dr Katie Allen (VIC) * Member for Bass, Bridget Archer (TAS)


Can't make it to the event?

Visit the Ring your local MP campaign page to take action.


COVID Safety

We ask everyone joining this family-friendly, COVID-safe event to show care and respect for each other and the healthcare workers caring for Tharni, by wearing a mask and maintaining a safe social distance of 2 square metres per household group.


Please help to minimise the risk of airborne/droplet transmission by showing your enthusiastic support for the family with creative signs and posters rather than chanting or shouting.


Hosted by:


The Refugee Action Collective Queensland



Bring Priya, Nades and their girls home to Biloela



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Brisbane: https://www.facebook.com/events/1744718179059352 Sydney: https://www.facebook.com/events/4109741382397300 Canberra: https://www.facebook.com/events/940855446757098 Melbourne: https://www.facebook.com/events/955419475236819 Hobart: https://www.facebook.com/events/392745478741981 Adelaide: https://www.facebook.com/events/2930566300488268 Darwin: https://www.facebook.com/events/170376411644516 Perth: https://www.facebook.com/events/398182648083729