A British citizen who has lived in Australia for more than 40 years has lost a bid against being deported on character grounds.
Clifford Tucker migrated to Australia as a six-year-old but never became a citizen and at the age of 47, his criminal activities put him at odds with Australia's migration laws.
His family in South Australia has been begging Immigration Minister Chris Bowen to intervene in the case but the minister has rejected their pleas.
Immigration authorities only became aware of Mr Tucker when he applied for a visa to re-enter Australia after a holiday to Bali. More...