GP's daughter faces deportation over autism spectrum disorder diagnosis

A GP is battling the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to keep her family in Australia after her disabled daughter failed a health test

Bangladeshi-born Dr Nasrin Haque could see her daughter Sumaya Bhuiyan, who has autism spectrum disorder, deported as soon as Friday unless the immigration minister intervenes.

The immigration department says that based on the health assessment, the future cost to Australian taxpayers of looking after the 16-year-old is too high at more than $40,000 (see box below for rules).

But Dr Haque, who practises in Windsor, rural NSW, argues her