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Family Denied Entry To Australia Over Daughter's Autism | Care2 Causes

Family Denied Entry To Australia Over Daughter's Autism | Care2 Causes

UPDATE, June 13, 2012 : The Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has intervened and the Threlfalls will be allowed into Australia! A spokesman for Bowen says that measures will be taken to “facilitate entry for the family.” London Metropolitan Police sergeant Peter Threlfall has been told that he and his family cannot move to South Australia, where he has been offered a position as a constable, because his 25-year-old step-daughter Sarah is autistic . Threlfall and his wife, Yvonne, have been told that Sarah would be “a burden on healthcare and community services in Australia” even though she currently holds two jobs (as a cleaner and a store assistant) and has been volunteering with the Scout and Guide movement. Threlfall had been informed that he and his family were being denied visas in December, says News.com.au . He had been trying to reverse the decision but has decided ...

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