Biloela's Tamil family inspires art exhibition as town's residents take views to the ballot box


The plight of a Tamil asylum seeker family fighting to return home to Biloela in central Queensland has been thrust back into the spotlight during the election campaign.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese on Thursday used an appearance on Q&A to reiterate Labor’s call for the family’s return to the town, while Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce earlier in the campaign said he was in negotiations with other parts of his government lobbying to get the family home.
Art exhibit launches amid election campaign
Coinciding with the federal election, The Home to Bilo campaign, alongside the Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery, has launched an art exhibition showcasing the family’s story.

The council’s art advisor, Robert Connell, said Tharnicaa and Kopika had some of their paintings on display at the exhibition launched on Friday night.
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