Liberal backbencher Bridget Archer has delivered a fiery speech in support of the Indigenous Voice, and in defiance of party leader Peter Dutton, who says it will divide Australia by race.
Liberal backbencher Bridget Archer has delivered a fiery speech in support of the Indigenous Voice, and in defiance of party leader Peter Dutton, who says it will divide Australia by race.
It’s a scare campaign aimed at voters anxious about the housing market: where will all these people live? But given the Coalition’s record, Dutton’s divisive tactics are hypocritical and cynical. If Labor is going down the path to a Big Australia, then so was the previous government.
Peter Dutton who joked about Pacific Islanders getting their feet wet doesn’t like being the butt of what he calls jokes, about himself, when they aren’t.
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton says reports that a secret inquiry has uncovered major loopholes being exploited by criminal gangs in the immigration system he oversaw for three years are laughable.
Source: Dutton gave Australia ‘an underclass – his greatest legacy’
Voted Australia’s worst ever Immigration Minister Dutton demands The ALP fix it.
“The opposition has in the past said they want the students and tourists to get back quicker, so there’s an inconsistency there.”
Source: Dutton urges migration rethink to ease cost pressures
Dutton’s History of Child Protection speaks for itself
Dutton does not have a good record on First Nation’s children either.
In 2008, he boycotted the apology to the harmed children of the Stolen Generation and their descendants. He has now apologised for this.
Dutton was part of the Abbott Cabinet that “cut more than $500 million in funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, and another nearly $80 million to Aboriginal and Child Family Centres that supported our vulnerable children and families.”
Source: Dutton: pedophile hysteria and child protection – » The Australian Independent Media Network
All he will say is that she is an “Aunty” whom he met “recently at a function”.
Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil admits the country’s migration system is broken and not delivering, ahead of a long-awaited review.
Source: Migration system broken, not delivering, says minister
“Given your call to send the AFP in, was there a time when you, as the Minister in Charge of the AFP thought of doing that yourself?”
Source: The Obvious Question That Peter Dutton Should Be Asked At The Next Presser… – » The Australian Independent Media Network
Opposition leader Peter Dutton this week made serious allegations about Indigenous communities in Alice Springs. Again, he failed to provide evidence to back up his spurious, race-based claims.
Source: Racism runs through Dutton’s ‘dog act’ in Alice Springs
“What we definitively have not seen in the evidence and the data is an increase in child abuse or, in particular, in child sexual abuse. It is not reflected in any of the data sets,” Liddle said. Time and again, politicians across the spectrum prove they cannot speak accurately on behalf of Indigenous communities.
Source: Peter Dutton’s comments in Alice Springs show why so many Indigenous communities don’t trust politicians – ABC News
Peter Dutton has a long list of corruption scandals that have never been addressed in the past but would need to be before he was ever to become Prime Minister. Some of the scandals I have written about over the last few years which are listed below and in the below video.
Source: Peter Dutton’s dirty laundry of corruption scandals is a mile long and overshadows his leadershipKangaroo Court of Australia
In the same way Peter Dutton targeted Africans as if they were all cut from the same cloth Australia-wide pointing to Dandenong as being representative of why our immigration policies have failed the nation. Meanwhile, Dandenong hasn’t been a national issue at all. He’s gone to Alice Springs to declare Alice’s current indigenous issues reflect indigenous Australia and is in need of AFP policing and not a Voice. It’s exactly a mirror image of Trumpists in America
Dutton blows up 2800 cases as if they are representative of 3% 0f Australia’s 750,000k indigenous people that need policing. If that’s not the same racist argument we have heard for the past 250 years then what is. Particularly because it’s his reason for a “No” vote on the voice
If a reporter gets abused for simply asking “What is your evidence Mr Dutton?” The cop in Dutton reveals itself and The ABC blamed for not simply amplifying Dutton’s politics as Murdoch does. Is Dutton really a leader in control with his finger on the pulse? Is he there to help the people of Alice or simply there to help himself?
Weeks ago Dutton claimed he’d spoken to “authorities on the ground” and when it was pointed out he hadn’t left his office he generated this trip. He said he’d spoken to lots of people “on the ground”. He’s standing alongside Jacinta Price “the lots” remain unnamed and haven’t rushed to support him saying “We spoke to Peter and provided him with his facts” Peter Dutton has a way of manufacturing misdirection, and in this case, it’s look at Alice’s problem as if it were an Australia wide problem. It’s a distraction to the issue really at hand ” The Right of First Nation’s People. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to Constitutional recognition and a Voice” after 240 years.
Source: Peter Dutton left with a difficult decision, after Julian Leeser’s stand blows big holes in his Voice argument – ABC News
The facts are that the Liberal Party’s lurch to the far-distant depths of Right-wing politics began during the ’90s, so if anyone should claim credit for the inevitable destruction of the Liberal Party, it’s probably John Winston Howard.
How Howard screwed the Libs How Howard screwed the Libs John Howard somehow made his way into power in Australia, staying PM for 11 long years, yet his divisive legacy may marginalise the Liberal Party for far longer than that.
It’s true that Dutton is holding firm to the Coalition’s core policy framework, rooted as it has been in fear, hate and otherness, which helped to get Howard elected an inexplicable four times. And yes, this essentially unchanged platform also helped propel Abbott and Morrison into power, with a short stint from the not-quite-as-Right Turnbull thrown in.
But this extreme Right-wing stance was not really in full view until Morrison took it to new evangelical heights and displayed its glory for all to recoil.
Source: Slow implosion of Liberal Party accelerates under Dutton
‘The [Migration] Act confers a number of extraordinary and unusual powers on the Minister… [Emily] has been the object of the exercise of all these extraordinary powers, so it is little wonder she apprehends she is being victimised and/or punished.’
Peter Dutton a case that reflects the true authoritarian nature of the man
Now ten years old, Oliver hasn’t seen his mother outside of a detention centre since 2015. In those days, Oliver was just a preschooler, and he and his mother led quiet and unassuming lives. To understand why their lives unravelled, one must look back to events that took place prior to Oliver’s birth.
in 2020, Dutton exercised his personal power under section 501 to overturn the Tribunal’s decision and refuse Emily’s visa, arguing it was in the ‘national interest’ to keep her from entering the Australian community. At this point, Emily’s minor criminal conviction and infringement of immigration law had occurred over a decade ago, Oliver was still without a mother, and the threat to her life was still ongoing.
An article about Peter Dutton regarded the worst Health Minister, the Worst Immigration Minister, the worst Homeland Minister, and now leader of the worst political opposition party in Australia’s history.
Source: NZ mother detained indefinitely under ‘God-like’ ministerial powers
Stuart Robert expressed it when he said ” As a Cabinet member I’m obliged to lie” and not represent the people of my electorate. Dutton agreed when he said under my leadership the Shadow Cabinet will not be allowed a conscience
A split is looming for the Liberals over the Indigenous voice to parliament as its architects warn the party’s opposition is a “vote for business as usual”.
Source: Liberal opposition to voice ‘business as usual’ – Michael West
Federal opposition leader, who trails the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, in opinion polls, is not on list of party dignitaries expected at the launch
Source: ‘Got enough problems’: Peter Dutton conspicuously absent from Coalition’s NSW election campaign | NSW election 2023 | The Guardian
From African gang violence to persecuted white South African farmers, Peter Dutton has history when it comes to race-baiting and the craziest of claims. And ones, I suspect, that are baseless.
Source: Making stuff up – » The Australian Independent Media Network
A trove of newly-released text messages and emails have laid bare how the right-wing media giant operated with little regard for fact in the weeks and months following the 2020 presidential election. The correspondence reveals that the network’s senior-most executives and highest-profile hosts chose not to disclose what they believed to be the truth of the election out of fear that that the facts would alienate Fox News’ audience and throw the highly profitable business into ruin.
Say what you will about Peter Dutton, he is a truly terrible person.
Since attaining the dubious honour of Liberal Party Leader, Peter Dutton has really taken that mantle to new depths.
Source: Top 5 reasons why Peter Dutton should no longer be heard
Peter Dutton said perhaps the hardest words for any Opposition Leader on Monday.Kevin Rudd was right and he had been badly wrong.
Source: Peter Dutton finds the hardest words. But did he mean them?
What an odd thing to say with the ALP at the helm during this period of interest rises is Dutton finally saying it’s the LNP’s fault?
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton admits it will be an uphill battle to retain the Victorian seat of Aston following the resignation of former minister Alan Tudge.
“It is a tough seat for us to hold, there’s no question about that, and there are lots of families there, though, who are really feeling the pain of their mortgages,” he told the Nine Network’s Today program on Friday.”
Source: Retaining Alan Tudge’s seat will be tough, says Dutton – Michael West
His grandstanding about the Voice to Parliament is grating, because it seems to be playing a non-existent tune. The Voice has been explained, ad nauseum, as an advisory body, only.
It will not be a third chamber to the Parliament; it will not legislate. It will advise the mostly non-indigenous parliamentarians about purported effects of legislation affecting indigenous Australians. It will not advise on national security, nor will it advise on defence matters.
And yet, ignoring his seeming irrelevance in modern Australian political life, Dutton continues to be treated as if his concerns are real. As the Prime Minister bends further backward to appease Dutton, the rest of us are forced to watch, and listen, as he inches towards understanding.
The remaining two Liberal premiers today joined the Federal Government, and the other state premiers, in supporting the Voice to Parliament.
The list of Dutton’s shortcomings is long, and the electorate is not necessarily patient. I would advise the Opposition Leader to stop playing politics, to wake up to himself, and get on board. Good government needs good opposition.
Source: Is Peter Dutton on a mission? – » The Australian Independent Media Network
There’s a cult-like feel to today’s Liberal Party, with too many of its MPs meekly following their leader. As the electorate swings to the left, Peter Dutton continues to look to the right – it won’t win back the voters they lost.
It was never the subject of a formal announcement but at some stage in the past few years, the Liberal Party at the federal level seems to have ceased to be a conventional political organisation.
Source: Dutton is driving the Liberals off a cliff – and his colleagues are passengers watching on
He didn’t go to Garma. He walked out of the Apology. With his approval rating already in the toilet, Peter Dutton foolishly continues to spawn discontent over an Indigenous Voice To Parliament, writes Belinda Jones.
Source: Dutton’s indifference to Indigenous Australia deadly for approval rating
Dutton doesn’t let facts get in the way of politics.
As Opposition Leader, Peter Dutton doesn’t have to deliver anything until the next election. He has plenty of time to seek information, take advice, form a considered opinion and explain how his proposals would benefit Australia and Australians into the future far beyond the potential timeframe of either an Albanese or Dutton government. Pity he seems to be not letting the facts get in the way of a good story.
Source: Coming back to haunt you – » The Australian Independent Media Network
After the Coalition stalled for almost a year, worsening our labour shortage, Dutton has the gall to complain about Labor’s Migration Program win, writes Dr Abul Rizvi.
Source: Dutton pouts after Albo delivers on Migration Program
Despite trying to soften his image, Peter Dutton remains prodigiously unpopular, writes Belinda Jones.
Source: Perennially unlikeable: Peter Dutton is fooling no one
Peter Dutton and the previous federal government awarded a company called Canstruct International a total of $1.8 billion in government contracts in very suspicious circumstances given they had no staff, no assets and no revenue when they won their initial contract.
Source: Peter Dutton and his dodgy $1.8 billion deal with Canstruct who had no staff, no revenue and no assets. Will the NACC investigate?Kangaroo Court of Australia
Insiders has given Opposition Leader Peter Dutton a platform to spout lies regarding the Stage 3 tax cuts, demonstrating his political incompetence. Darren Crawford reports.
Source: Stage 3 idiocy as leader of the leftovers lies again
The verdict Mr Dutton is incorrect.
Source: Peter Dutton says the Coalition achieved ‘record’ defence spending after it fell to the lowest level since 1938 under the previous Labor government. Is that correct? – ABC News
In this article from 2019, Ross Jones highlighted one of the more damning scandals tarnishing Dutton’s name.
Source: Dutton’s alleged corrupt link to drug kingpin: FLASHBACK 2019
Peter Dutton has given 2 greatly different versions of why he left the Queensland police force in 1999 which points to Dutton lying to the court in 2000 trying to get $250,000 compensation because he had “low confidence in driving”.
Source: Peter Dutton perjured himself trying to get $250,000 compensation new Four Corners interview showsKangaroo Court of Australia
Perhaps not since the marriage equality vote has the passage of a bill in the House of Representatives carried such a combination of substantive and symbolic import as the Albanese government’s climate legislation.Climate change vote strands Peter Dutton’s opposition on core issue
UAP and LNP stood maskless in defence of the freedom to be stupid. They stood firm against the socialist notion of common sense
But there was a sharp divide in those who took up that advice.
In both the upper and lower houses, Labor and Greens MPs wore the masks.
But, for a handful of exceptions, Coalition MPs chose to exercise their free choice not to wear them – a decision that attracted plenty of pointed criticism on social media.
One pro-choice voice in the Parliament was that of Victorian Senator Ralph Babet, of the United Australia Party.
“Everyone should be able to make their own decisions as grown men or women,” he told The New Daily.
Indoor masks divide new Parliament from its outsetIndoor masks divide new Parliament from its outset
What Morrison failed to tell us as he cost us $830m in penalties for breaking the contract with France and eloping with the USA and UK. These two lovers are unable to perform. Dutton has signed papers with two limp dicks.
Latest report to US Congress reveals the superpower will struggle to meet its own submarine-building targets for decades
Source: Australia almost no chance to buy any submarine from current US building program, experts say | Aukus | The Guardian
Soda for the Quinella of the worst Health, Immigration, Homeland, Defence and Opposition Leaders this Nation has ever seen. Morrison might have beaten him out of that record because of Immigration.
THE ADMINISTRATIVE law system for assessing asylum seekers in this country is straight out of the 17th Century. It is so complex and arcane that it prompted a Federal Court judge, Nye Perram, to say recently that of the 70,000 or so legal practitioners in Australia, he would be surprised if more than 200 had any idea how it worked.
Naturally, it has long since been abandoned by every other common law country in the world.
Source: Peter Dutton’s legacy is a refugee processing nightmare
Dutton aiming for the Quinella legacy of Worst Health, Imigration, Homeland and Defence Minister title topped off with worst Opposition Leader ever in Australia’s history. The odds are so much in his favor he’s not worth betting on.
The allocation for partner (and other) visas may have been increased to clear Peter Dutton’s illegally engineered backlog, but the tens of thousands of affected Australians may be waiting a long time for him to apologise, writes Dr Abul Rizvi.Dutton’s negligence haunts 2022-23 Migration Program
He doesn’t seem to realize he lost 20 seats in the last election. Slow on the uptake isn’t the word for interim opposition leader Peter Dutton.
The unequivocal message voters sent the Coalition at the election is completely lost on new Opposition Leader Peter Dutton.
“How Dutton thinks he can win these seats back by sticking to policies so dramatically rejected is curious,” according to one senior Labor insider.
The Liberal leader’s explanation indicates, at the very least, he is finding it hard to come to terms with the changed new order.
In the interview he said: “I’m making it very clear to the Labor Party now that we aren’t supporting the legislation, which is the position we took to the Australian people and millions of people voted for us on that basis.”
Millions didn’t, and this dog in the manger attitude is a recipe to maintain the status quo at best.
Source: Peter Dutton still fighting the last election suits Labor
Sky After Dark’s horse in the race has never look like a genuine thoroughbred.Nevertheless, The Murdoch’s are painting him up to be their Fine Cotton but we all know his track record and that he’s a fake.
Morrison is already playing the salesman and shifting blame away from himself in Trump-like fashion never admitting his loss was his own dead weight. He flopped like the Edsel did in the 50s in 2022. But is the Dutton better or worse than the Scomo? Morrison has after all the Pentecostalists behind him who are now fully immersed in politics since Howard enticed them, and their money to the Party and unleashed the culture wars on Australia. Dutton has only the Monkey Pod room with Hastie and Credlin seeing the light of opportunity while Dutton looks for the numbers that really aren’t there.
But Dutton will have to get used to the fact the new government – not the Coalition – now has the allure and prestige of power. There’s only so much tub-thumping he can do without looking isolated and pitiable.
Source: It’s been called the worst job in politics. Can Peter Dutton buck the trend?
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Not just the Worst Health Minister but the Worst Immigration Minister as well. Dutton also noted as the Worst Homeland Minister needless to say he was also the first. But now he’s going for the Quadrella as the Worst Opposition leader. But like Morrison he doesn’t care. He has the job, and that’s what it’s all about not how well it’s done. He’s a step closer to being the Worst PM and outdoing Morrison.
Dutton made Australia’s skilled temporary visa internationally uncompetitive in a world where competition for skilled migrants will only intensify. It was a classic case of Dutton again shooting Australia in the foot.
Source: Skilled migration: Business wants the benefit but not the burden
Dutton’s idea for the next century when the LNP will be dead and buried like its once proposed nuclear waste dump on Indigenous land. Meanwhile the rest of the world will be running on energy from the sun and the natural movement of the planet and mining of fossil fuels a forgotten nightmare.
New Opposition Leader Peter Dutton appears set to bring a debate about nuclear power back to the centre of Australian politics.
Source: Peter Dutton hints at controversial shift towards nuclear power
Conclusion: Dutton Dressed as Lamb I hope that this article has shone some light on the sheer crap that is the media’s attempt to rehabilitate The Dark Lord. As I said in the opening paragraph, his record in government is too recent and too well documented for this to work, but I thought I would add my voice to the chorus of detractors. No matter how much the media tries to create and run with this new Dutton, the people know who he really is. His recent (and central) role in a government so thoroughly rejected in the polls should be too much to overcome, but with our press, one can never be sure.
Source: Dutton Dressed as Lamb: Dissecting The Image – » The Australian Independent Media Network
Peter Dutton has finally become the leader of something. It is a disorganised rabble, but I am sure he is thrilled. Opposition Leader, and he is already talking about swooping in and fixing “Labor’s inevitable mess” in 2025. This is truly delusional, and uncoupled from reality.
Source: Is Dutton Labor’s ‘secret weapon’? – » The Australian Independent Media Network
This why Peter Dutton is a follower and not a leader. His ideas are simply imported and plagiarised from America’s Republicans. The current rebranding of the Liberal Party as the “Family and Small Business Party” is just one example. The Liberals were never a “Grassroots” movement they never represented the “community” as the Teals have. Yet they now have their eyes set on taking over outer suburban community organizations like schools, and councils and rebranding themselves as their American mentors are doing. Dutton has his eyes on education and what’s taught in schools Making out that Liberal interests are cultural not the interests of the big end of town. Dutton is just a follower with Murdoch is his marketing manager trying to make us ever more right-wing American
In the liberal suburbs of Fairfax County, Virginia, conservative parents like Carrie Lukas have come to local school board meetings to air their frustrations with the failures of the public school system during the Covid-19 pandemic. In late January, Lukas used her two minutes during public comment to criticize mask mandates and call for school privatization.
But when Lukas came to the microphone, she represented more than her family. As the president of a right-wing think tank called the Independent Women’s Forum, Lukas also advanced the interests of her billionaire donors: some of America’s wealthiest people who, for decades, have backed efforts to defund public schools, attack teachers unions, and undermine the scientific community.
Source: Inside the Republicans’ Rebranding as the “Parents Party”
Peter Dutton has entered his new role as Opposition Leader with a reputation as a hard-right conservative, devoid of compassion.
Even since this article from 2018 by managing editor Michelle Pini, the propaganda machine hasn’t stopped portraying him as a “good bloke”.
Source: FLASHBACK 2018: Peter Dutton — the would-be PM and overlord
An effective opposition leader, one who can reframe his party around mainstream values, is good for us all.
His forays into racial stereotyping –saying in 2018 that Melburnians were afraid to go out to dinner because of “African gang violence”, and his 2016 comments on the “mistake” of resettling Lebanese Muslim immigrants in the 1970s – were deeply disappointing.
Dutton is also notorious for boycotting the apology to the Stolen Generations (something he later said he regretted), which will put him, and his party, in an interesting position when they formulate a response to a referendum on the Voice to parliament. Dutton, as a former Queensland cop, has seen Aboriginal disadvantage up close, and perhaps he believed the apology was tokenistic.
But symbols matter in politics, and the Uluru Statement from the Heart is not virtue-signalling from a white-woke minority. Besides, what the right-wing of the Liberal party calls “woke” is becoming increasingly mainstream, especially when these issues are framed for what many of them are – a request for fairness.
Source: Peter Dutton has the worldview of a Queensland cop. It’s in our interests to give him a go
John Howard opened the door and Morrison the Evangelist walked in followed by the current right-wing American Republican dream. However, in 2022 America the right isn’t following Morrison out the door .
Compulsory voting saved Australia from Right-Wing Christian Evangelistic Nationalist push trying to take over our political system! However, Murdoch and the Right-Wing faction of the LNP want to strengthen it by 2025. While Dutton is certainly a Right-Wing, White, Nationalist he’s not Christian enough even though he does speak in tongues. He said he ” was here to clean up the ALP mess”???
Source: Christian Nationalism On The Rise In Some GOP Campaigns | HuffPost Latest News
How is it the LNP always choose the worst of the worst? Abbott, Morrison, Dutton, Maybe because they have no “best”
All of these things may be true, and his muscular conservatism during his time in parliament and cabinet might have been red meat for the base rather than an accurate reflection of his true puppy dog personality. But if that was a performance, then so is this. Dutton isn’t an idiot-he knows that the least risky path to victory is in convincing the traditional Liberal base that he is less objectionable than Scott Morrison, and that means moderating his public image. That project has officially begun.
Source: Project ‘Make Peter Dutton Seem Like A Chill Guy’ Has Officially Begun
Former Defence Minister Peter Dutton is likely to take leadership of the Liberal Party and steer it further to the Right.
In this article from March, Dr Victoria Fielding examined how the mainstream media was quick to ignore a damning exposé on Dutton’s illegal activities.
Source: FLASHBACK 2022: Friendlyjordies allegations against Dutton met with silence