Danyal Shafiq arrived (in Australia) by boat in September 1999 and says he fled Bangladesh. For the past seven-and-a-half years he has been in immigration detention, mostly in detention centres, and for the past year in community detention in Adelaide. Mr Andrews has used his public interest power to grant him what is called a Removal Pending Bridging Visa. The visa ends Mr Shafiq’s detention and gives him the right to work, but still allows for his deportation if the Government decides so.

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