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11 February 2020
 

Maurice Blackburn senior associate Claire Gibbs welcomed the news of Mr Thoms’ release, following 501 days spent in detention.

“Brendan should never have been in detention, and we are thrilled that the Federal Government have now finally acted to do the right thing and release him following today’s decision,” Ms Gibbs said.

“Brendan has had 500 sleepless nights worrying he could be deported at any time, and that is now thankfully at an end.

“He is very happy to have been released and to now be reunited with his family at long last,” she said.

 

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Jade Knight on 0417 969 438 or via jknight@mauriceblackburn.com.au

 

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