Listen, I don't usually request this sort of thing but would it be okay if you guys could take a moment to sign a petition? www.change.org/p/the-hon-scott…
It's up to you what you do but it should only take a minute or so to sign. It'd just mean a lot if you could help out.
There's kind of a rant below this and since I don't want to force that on anyone, I've divided this journal.
I'm so f**king done with this country's government.
"This year, [name] applied for a 489 skilled visa, but the application has been refused because her son did not meet the health requirement enshrined in Australia’s Migration Act."
Right. So you want to deport a single mother and her nine year old son, and you're making the excuse that the son has autism.
If we're such a financial burden that you're going to deport one family, why don't you stick to your principals and deport all of us. 230,000 of us, in the workforce, in the schools, with ASD.
Go on, do it. You may as well, since autism is an acceptable excuse to refuse someone the right to make a life here.
Why don't you just own up to the fact that people who are different from you make you so mightily uncomfortable. Then it would probably be a good idea to resign from government because this attitude is not an acceptable thing to base decisions on.