Scottish family living in Adelaide saved from being deported from Australia: Green Family

Stunning twist in case of hardworking Scottish family facing deportation as they vow to stay and FIGHT after receiving shock legal advice just hours before they were to be kicked out of Australia

  • Scottish family set to be kicked out of Australia have been allowed to stay 
  • Immigration Minister has been asked to step in and give them permanent visas

A Scottish family who were set to be deported despite living in Australia for 10 years, paying taxes and doing nothing wrong have been told they can stay – for now. 

Electrical expert Mark Green, 44, was headhunted for his specialist solar installation skills in 2012 and flown to Australia with his wife Kelly, 45, and daughter Rebecca, 19.

But after a series of broken promises by his employers which left them stranded without visas or permanent residency, they were set to be thrown out the country at 10pm.

The family had packed up their lives and were preparing to head to the airport for a flight out of the country.

But after consulting with a specialist immigration barrister they were advised they have grounds to appeal the deportation and have decided to stay and fight. 

Following their decision, the family were informed about 7pm on Wednesday night that the new federal Immigration Minister has personally stepped in to grant them a temporary visa for one month.

The reprieve from Labor’s Andrew Giles will allow the Greens to work through their new legal submission in the hopes they can be granted permanent residency. 

SA Premier Peter Malinauskas also became involved in the case on Wednesday and personally called to let the family know they could stay.

More to follow.

Mark Green, 44, his wife Kelly, 45, and daughter Rebecca, 19. are being kicked out of Australia at 10pm on Wednesday after Labor Immigration minister Andrew Giles refused to intervene