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Dr Denied Residency

Sat, 01 Nov, 2008

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Australia's Human Rights Commissioner is calling on the Federal Government to change the country's immigration laws saying its refusal to grant a doctor permanent residency because of his son's disability is morally discriminatory.

Dr Bernhard Moeller has been working in regional Victoria for the last two years on a temporary visa but has been told he can't stay permanently because his son would impose too large a cost on the Australian community. The Victorian Premier says the Immigration Department has made a "stupid" decision and that he'll do all he can to have it reversed.

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