Biloela girls subjected to politicisation says Liberal candidate Jerry Nockles

Olivia Ireland
By Olivia Ireland
Updated May 3 2022 - 5:06am, first published May 2 2022 - 7:00pm
Jerry Nockles, and inset, Kopika comforts her younger sister Tharnicaa in a Perth hospital. Pictures: James Croucher, Supplied

The Liberal candidate for the highly marginal seat of Eden-Monaro has stood behind his support for a refugee family that has become a flashpoint in a political debate over Australia's immigration policy.

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Olivia Ireland

Olivia is a reporter for the Canberra Times. She has covered local news, arts, education and business and is beginning her rotation with Federal Politics. Olivia started as an intern in August 2021 and began her career with the Times after completing her studies in November 2021.