Who is Scott Morrison? Never the Daggy Dad !!
Morrison had “urged the shadow cabinet to capitalize on the electorate’s growing concerns” about Muslims and appeal to the public perception of their “inability to integrate” to gain votes.
In February 2013, Morrison said that the police should be notified of where asylum seekers are living and that there should be strict guidelines for the behavior while they await the determination of their claims. The new code of conduct was released for more than 20,000 maritime arrivals living in the community on bridging visas.
2018 that Morrison asked for mitigation strategies to avoid granting permanent visas to 700 refugees. His office reported that there were 300 boats and 20,587 arrivals in 2013 to only 1 boat and 157 arrivals for all of 2014. The UNHCR expressed concerns that the practice may violate the Refugee Convention.
The annual refugee intake, , was reduced to 13,750, the level it had been in 2011–12. Morrison stated that “Not one of those places will go to anyone who comes on a boat to Australia […] they will go to people who have come the right way.” Morrison defended his use of the terms “illegal arrivals” and “illegal boats,” saying that “I’ve always referred to illegal entry … I’ve never claimed that it’s illegal to claim asylum.”
Morrison refused to answer questions about the status of asylum seekers or boats coming to and from Australia, often on the basis that he would not disclose “on water” or “operational” matters.
Australian Human Rights Commission delivered a report to the Government which found that Morrison failed in his responsibility to act in the best interests of children in detention during his time as Minister. The overarching finding of the inquiry was that the prolonged, mandatory detention of asylum seeker children caused them significant mental and physical illness and developmental delays, in breach of Australia’s international obligations.
In early December 2014, Morrison had the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment The bill gave Morrison more power than any previous minister in dealing with people seeking asylum in Australia, including the power to return asylum seekers to their place of origin, detain asylum seekers without charge, and refuse asylum seekers who arrive by boat access to the Refugee Review Tribunal.