This makes me so mad!! Where are the rights for the child?!
April 2009: Ari born in Brisbane while mother Eunsil (Chloe) Park is on a student visa.
June 2010: Ms Park’s relationship with Ari’s father Brett Illingworth breaks up, fiancee visa ends.
Oct 2010:Protection visa application refused, Ms Park appeals.
Feb 2011:Refugee Review Tribunal rejects her appeal. Department of Immigration refers case to Ministerial Intervention Unit.
Nov 2012:Officials present report to then-Immigration minister Chris Bowen with “preferred option” that he exercise his powers to grant Ms Park residency. Mr Bowen gives the go-ahead to continue the process, subject to health and character checks. An assurance of support is required.
Sept 2013: Change of Government.
Nov 2013: Report sent to new Immigration minister Scott Morrison. All requirements met except assurance of support. An undertaking by Ms Park’s brother-in-law in South Korea is not accepted. Ms Park has not detailed her predicament to Ari’s grandparents in Brisbane at this point.
Nov 2013:Mr Morrison refuses to intervene. Ms Park told to leave by January.
Dec 2013: Ms Park’s lawyers ask the Minister to reconsider and offer an assurance of support from Ari’s Australian grandparents.
Jan 2014: Bridging visa extended.
Feb 2014: Immigration officials say they have not passed the latest request to the Minister. Ms Park is ordered to leave Australia “as soon as practicable”.
Mar 3: Ari’s grandfather Mark Illingworth writes to the Minister asking him to intervene.
Mar 10: Ms Park’s visa expires. She is ordered to leave Australia by March 24.