Morrison’s ART of the DEAL. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Senator Lambie wept in late 2019 as she voted in favour of repealing the laws. Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to reveal at the time if there was a “secret deal” to allow the refugees to eventually resettle in NZ. He has repeatedly denied any plans to accept the offer – including while standing with NZ PM Jacinda Ardern in early 2019. “When it comes to the New Zealand arrangement … the Australian government has no plans to take up that arrangement whatsoever,” he said. On Thursday, Senator Lambie confirmed that a deal did exist – claiming that Mr Morrison had even told her she could go to jail if she revealed it.