GP shifts goalposts for boy under deportation threat

The immigration department last year refused to renew visas for Tyrone Sevilla and his mother, Maria Sevilla, despite her respected standing as an experienced rehabilitation nurse at Townsville Hospital in Queensland.

The department ruled Tyrone’s autism, diagnosed here when he was two and a half, would become a burden to the community.

Dr Kumar’s first response was to promise the boy free medical care until he turned 18. Other doctors at his 24-hour practice, My Family Doctors at Kirwan,