"There is no way. I like my family and love my family, and live for my family. There's nothing above my family, not my job, not my career," news.com.au quoted Haneef as telling his lawyer Peter Russo on the phone from Mecca. Dr Haneef said he wanted to return to Australia to continue his medical training, as he was yet to find a job in India.
New Labor Immigration Minister Chris Evans has said that Haneef is entitled to return to work after the full bench of the Federal Court upheld a judge's earlier decision to reinstate his work visa.
Dr. Haneef said his wife Firdous was reluctant to accompany him to Australia with their newborn baby because "of the trauma which I have undergone throughout this ordeal".
"I would say that we would need reassurance from the authorities as well as the police that there wouldn't be any harm to us when we return back there to Australia. Unless we get reassured of that, she (Firdous) is very reluctant," Haneef said.
Queensland Health said on Saturday it would consider any application from Dr Haneef to be employed in Queensland. He must, however, first obtain a work visa from the Commonwealth and appropriate registration from the Medical Board of Queensland.