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Autistic girl has Oz visa blocked

20 September 2012 Last updated at 14:31 BST

An Oxfordshire family has spoken of the distress at being turned down by Australian immigration because of their autistic child.

Adrian and Julie Scott, from Didcot, want to move with Niamh, 12, who has severe autism and is profoundly deaf.

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship said families who required health or community care could be refused.

The Scotts said they thought living in Australia would have benefited Niamh.

Their twin sons already live on the continent, and Niamh's grandparents emigrated there almost 20 years ago.