Category: Peter Dutton

Climate change vote strands Peter Dutton’s opposition on core issue

LNP’s Bridget Archer crossed the floor on this vote

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

Indoor masks divide new Parliament from its outset

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 outset

Indoor masks divide new Parliament from its outset

Australia almost no chance to buy any submarine from current US building program, experts say | Aukus | The Guardian

US navy Virginia-class attack submarine prior to launch

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

Peter Dutton’s legacy is a refugee processing nightmare

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’s negligence haunts 2022-23 Migration Program

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

Peter Dutton still fighting the last election suits Labor

Peter Dutton

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

It’s been called the worst job in politics. Can Peter Dutton buck the trend?

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?

Skilled migration: Business wants the benefit but not the burden

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

Peter Dutton hints at controversial shift towards nuclear power

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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

Dutton Dressed as Lamb: Dissecting The Image – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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

Is Dutton Labor’s ‘secret weapon’? – » 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

Inside the Republicans’ Rebranding as the “Parents Party”

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”

FLASHBACK 2018: Peter Dutton — the would-be PM and overlord

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

Peter Dutton has the worldview of a Queensland cop. It’s in our interests to give him a go

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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

Christian Nationalism On The Rise In Some GOP Campaigns | HuffPost Latest News

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, a Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, speaks at a primary night election gathering in Chambersburg.

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

Project ‘Make Peter Dutton Seem Like A Chill Guy’ Has Officially Begun

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

FLASHBACK 2022: Friendlyjordies allegations against Dutton met with silence

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

Peter Dutton touted as next Liberal leader as he claimed victory in Dickson

The problem with the “Liberal Moderates” being wiped out the LNP will now swing even further to the hard Right. They will look at America even more closely and take us deeper into the culture wars being fought by the Republicans there. Community Unity has never been their political goal or tactic rather than total autocratic control for control’s sake,

Peter Dutton will likely become the nation’s next opposition leader after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced he would step down as he conceded election defeat. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg who was touted as a future leader is at risk of losing his seat to independent Monique Ryan after suffering a more than 10 per cent swing against him. The party will choose a new leader when it next meets, but Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said it’s not an urgent move for an opposition. “There’s not so much urgency on that in opposition so I think we need to take that time to make sure we are clear about who is part of the team going forward,” he told the ABC.

Source: Peter Dutton touted as next Liberal leader as he claimed victory in Dickson

Election 2022 results: Peter Dutton to be next Liberal Party leader after Scott Morrison steps down

Peter Dutton is poised to be the next leader of the Liberal Party.

Let’s hope the Booby wins the leadership prize because he’s sure to lead the LNP further into purgatory. With Dutton, as a leader, there’s no return. The thought of Australia becoming a more equitable place and returning to a “fair go” is now a possibility.

Will the Liberals bow to the Nationals who saved their ass in the regional wilderness? Who will lead them back to respectability? Dutton/Joyce are climate deniers and have an iceberg’s chance in hell of becoming historic heroes . Watch their members abandon ship, because it will only get worse, as they make the LNP spend years in PUNISHMENT PARK. I’m sure there’s an Abbott still dreaming.

Scott Morrison’s strategy to win outer suburban and regional seats from Labor and hang on to power failed in the 2022 election, with Peter Dutton emerging as the man most likely to be the next leader of the Liberal Party.

Source: Election 2022 results: Peter Dutton to be next Liberal Party leader after Scott Morrison steps down

Fibbing on Anzac Day – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australia supports the Saudi efforts in the Yemen and Israel’s occupation of Gaza and the West Bank not to speak of East Jerusalem and the illegal incursion in Syria’s Golan Heights

As for a free press, Australian federal authorities have raided the homes and offices of journalists, including that of the national broadcaster, the ABC, for publishing and writing about atrocities and violations of civil liberties. The Australian Federal Police even went so far as to advise the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecution that it could prosecute ABC journalist Dan Oakes, an important figure behind the publication of the Afghan Files. A reluctant CDPP decided against it, citing “a range of public interest factors, including the role of public interest journalism in Australia’s democracy.” Morrison’s idea of Australia as a political nirvana of freedom remains phantasm and fantasy.

Greater fibs then came from Australia’s Defence Minister, Peter Dutton, upon whom the muse of history, Clio, has never smiled sweetly. This was the occasion to push erroneous comparisons, the sort that any half-competent logician would have dispelled with sour contempt.

On Channel 9, the Minister encouraged peace lovers to prepare for war before searching the historical record for an anchor. “People like Hitler and others aren’t just a figment of our imagination or that they’re consign

Source: Fibbing on Anzac Day – » The Australian Independent Media Network

‘Really concerning’: China finalising security deal with Solomon Islands to base warships in the Pacific | China | The Guardian

Chinese premier Li Keqiang and Solomon Islands prime minister Manasseh Sogavare. The two countries are close to signing a security deal which would give China a military base in the Pacific.

China seems to be streaks ahead of Peter Dutton in the Art of Diplomacy. When the far more Christian Nation of the Soloman Islands prefers to deal with China there’s a reason for it. For the past 9 years, the LNP government has 1) removed Radio Australia the once heartbeat of the Pacific, claiming everyone has a laptop and don’t need it. When they don’t. All for Abbott’s domestic attack on the ABC. 2)They then reduced Foreign Aid and turned it into a commercial enterprise a quid pro quo arrangement for profit. Well, the Solomon Islands no, the Pacific realized they had something to offer when the LNP created the vacuum.

They weren’t deaf either to Dutton’s racist Boomgate humor or the establishment of AUKUS. They saw Australia making transactional arrangements,screwing the French, in brazen disregard for other Pacific nations and knew that Morrison and Dutton were liars not to be trusted. So why shouldn’t they use their own leverage and do deals in their favor just as the LNP has? Who’s the dumbass to be laughed at now Dutton??

Australian officials are alarmed at Solomon Islands’ planned security deal with China with the defence minister, Peter Dutton, stating “we would be concerned clearly about any military base being established” less than 2,000km off the coast. Solomon Islands has signed a policing deal with China and will send a proposal for a broader security agreement covering the military to its cabinet for consideration. According to a copy of the draft security agreement circulating on social media on Thursday, it would allow China to base navy warships in the Pacific.

Source: ‘Really concerning’: China finalising security deal with Solomon Islands to base warships in the Pacific | China | The Guardian

As the army joins the flood clean-up, locals wonder why help took so long

clean-up floods

Staying true to form Peter Dutton deflected any criticism away from himself and ineffect placed it on the ADF by saying “I’m just not going to cop criticism of the ADF,”. Proving he has risen to be Australia’s worst-ever Defense Minister. Private helicopters flew into areas Dutton said were too difficult for the ADF. Food and supplies trucked in to where Dutton said it was too dangerous. What Dutton did say was “go fund yourselves”!!

Lismore and other flood-affected communities have stepped up to manage their own clean-up, with many accusing the army of not doing enough to help people who have lost everything. On Sunrise, Davie Koch (‘Kochie’) latched on to community anger by accusing Defence Minister Peter Dutton of organising too little, too late. “God help us. If we were going to war, we wouldn’t stand a chance if it took this long to get organised,” Kochie said on Tuesday morning. “What’s going on? Why aren’t they there quicker?”

Although there were only 760 pairs of boots on the ground at the time of the Tuesday morning interview, Mr Dutton pledged 5000 personnel in the coming days.

“I’m just not going to cop criticism of the ADF,” Mr Dutton said.

Source: As the army joins the flood clean-up, locals wonder why help took so long

Doubts raised about Dutton’s proposed submarine plan

Peter Dutton publicly questioned the mental health of a former Australian Border Force commissioner.

Dutton can’t deploy the ADF efficiently to Aged-Care or the Flood Disaster but he can Plan for War? Should we believe this man who promises to “Keep us Safe” while he and Morrison want to make the east coast of Australia a target for a nuclear attack? The LNP proposal of  a $10bn Nuclear Sub base on the east coast of Australia is to house and man rented American Nuclear subs because we,sure as hell won’t have even one until 2040. Guess given the current floods on our East Coast there’s plenty of  parking space for them.

How many times in 9 years can you change plans for “our defense” and have any defense? All this energy and money already spent has gone to waste. All for the sake of the L-NP’s domestic political posturing and not a cent spent the people. This is exactly what Putin has been doing to Russians,  We are being treated like mushrooms. It’s Morrison’s favorite presser is to say ” I can’t awnser that. It’s National Security matter”

Procuring the submarines, which have greater speed and range, is part of a trilateral AUKUS alliance with the United Kingdom and United States to contain a growing Chinese regional presence. No plan provided

Source: Doubts raised about Dutton’s proposed submarine plan

Multiple National Security Bills Facilitate Dutton’s ASD Domestic Target Wet Dream

Morrison's security Bill

Peter Dutton is Australia’s wanna be Putin ex-KGB officer.  Peter Dutton never really an ex- cop he is one in the very worst of traditions. A liar, thug and domestic spook he doesn’t serve his electorate it serves him. .

Home affairs minister Peter Dutton also refuted the claim but said the ASD spying internally was a good idea. He then appeared on the ABC in July 2019 to again deny the proposal existed but also suggested it would be advantageous and the nation should have a “sensible discussion” about it. Dutton was dismissing the claim a second time, as the month prior to his appearance, the AFP had raided journalist Annika Smethurst’s home in relation to her publishing the content of the leaked documents. This was an attempt to catch the whistleblower, as well as to send a warning to all. But most of the confusion around the proposal that obviously was being discussed by the two departmental secretaries was put to an end when Dutton told the ABC in early 2020 that the Morrison government’s plan to turn the ASD on its own citizens was almost to fruition. So, two years later, the question is, where is Dutton’s promised ADS domestic spying regime? Well, if you thumb through a few recently passed pieces of federal national security legislation, you’ll find it’s already in action and it’s expanding.

Source: Multiple National Security Bills Facilitate Dutton’s ASD Domestic Target Wet Dream

“We’ll protect you from China,” says government struggling to get ADF into Aged Care | The Shovel

A government that hasn’t been able to effectively mobilise troops to help elderly Australians get in and out of bed reckons it can handle a fight with the second largest military in the world. Defence Minister Peter Dutton, whose department has so far only managed to place 129 out of a promised 1700 defence force personnel into Aged Care facilities, says only the Coalition can defend Australia from the rising threat from China.

Source: “We’ll protect you from China,” says government struggling to get ADF into Aged Care | The Shovel

Asio chief says intelligence is ‘not here to be politicised’ after Dutton accuses Labor | Australian intelligence agencies | The Guardian

Mike Burgess, the director general of security

Dutton is aiming for Gold. The first ever Minister of 3 departments to be crowned the worst on the historical record.

The Asio chief has told the Senate that his intelligence agency is “not here to be politicised”, vowing to defend its independence after the leak of details of an alleged foreign interference plot.

Source: Asio chief says intelligence is ‘not here to be politicised’ after Dutton accuses Labor | Australian intelligence agencies | The Guardian

‘Reckless and desperate’: Malcolm Turnbull savages Peter Dutton for claiming China is backing Labor | Australia news | The Guardian

Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton

He helped screw our world’s best Health System and was declared by the AMA the “worst ever ” Health Minister. He fucked Immigration and then had Home Land Security increase surveillance on us all. Now if only he could start a war! Our biggest ship is broken down and stranded in Tonga. Dutton’s purchased 121 tanks for domestic use and presumably to be used against us. He’s the man from the Monkey Pod Room who would be PM. China please help Australia and keep us safe from Dutton because sure as hell heaven won’t.

‘Reckless and desperate’: Malcolm Turnbull savages Peter Dutton for claiming China is backing Labor Former Liberal prime minister says defence minister has undermined national security ‘purely for crass political advantage’ Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton Malcolm Turnbull says Peter Dutton’s ‘proposition that Anthony Albanese is under influence of the CCP is ludicrous – it’s just a sign of desperation’. 

Peter Dutton has doubled down on controversial claims China would like Labor to defeat the Morrison government at the upcoming federal election despite Malcolm Turnbull warning such “reckless” comments had “no basis in fact” and harmed Australia’s national security. The defence minister said on Friday there was “no doubt in [his] mind” about what he described as a “statement of the obvious” regarding China’s preference of Labor. He claimed he based Thursday’s inflammatory allegation on “open source and other intelligence”. The Morrison government, struggling in the polls, is increasingly seeking to weaponise its perceived advantage on national security issues before the 2022 election

Source: ‘Reckless and desperate’: Malcolm Turnbull savages Peter Dutton for claiming China is backing Labor | Australia news | The Guardian

Paul Bongiorno: ‘Dutts’ to the rescue in a sure sign of desperate times

Instead, Carr doubled down in another tweet saying unless another minister fessed up “who has most to gain from undermining further a flailing PM?”.

There is nothing “common” or united in this view unless you’re a totally paranoid lunatic. A fuckwit that no longer knows up from down. Turning to Andrew Bolt only proves you are a fringe dweller and idiot. Bolt’s been wrong most of his career as a commentator. For two decades he insisted the world was “cooling”. He said he once worked as a belly dancer’s minder. It was Walter Mitty Andrew Bolt who kept telling us Tony Abbott had seen the folly of his ways and was about to change.

Bolt’s not a commentator he’s an ape aligned with Dutton’s Monkey Pod room and want to take charge of the Canberra asylum. But then this Australia-hater also wants to retire to a barge in Amsterdam. A place more “socialist, multiculturalist, multiethnic with a population twice that of Melbourne. If Conservatives see Andrew Bolt as their “leading” media voice then we have nothing to worry about.

Bolt, was to our misfortune, an accident waiting to happen. In the 80s while working for Murdoch he realised hated “News” and journalism because it entailed work and attention so he became their obit writer. However even that was a mental strain so he gave it away for Murdoch’s new propaganda for profit arm. It hadn’t the demands of journalism and  was regarded by real reporters as a Dorothy Dixer, opinion only soft job. Andrew Bolt’s been there ever since. Today it’s rated and awarded the APC’s most media complaints of which News Corp totals 66%.

A common view is that “Dutts”, as they call him, could save seats in his home state of Queensland and help stem the bleeding to the right on issues of vaccine mandates and religious freedom elsewhere. The view has support outside the parliamentary Liberal Party. One of Australia’s leading conservative commentators, Andrew Bolt, used his popular News Corp column on Monday to urge: “Peter Dutton, get ready to lead”. Bolt wrote the Prime Minister Scott Morrison “looks finished and is now making a fool of himself to get some love”. The columnist, like many across the Parliament, was simply aghast at Morrison’s stunt on Friday where he massaged a woman’s scalp and washed her hair for the benefit of the cameras in a Melbourne salon.

Source: Paul Bongiorno: ‘Dutts’ to the rescue in a sure sign of desperate times

Peter Dutton’s $35k defamation win disputed by Shane Bazzi

Minister for Defence, Peter Dutton.

Currently, AG Cash is desperately trying to regulate Social Media before the 2022 election as it’s the main source where painful and inconvenient anti-government truths can be found in influential numbers. The LNP has calls it “trolling” whereas it in fact it’s opposition News and Opinion not found in our biased MSM or even the LNP neutered ABC. It seems we have a public that needs a voice and government that wants it shut down at all costs.

But he also noted the tweet “was not published in any mainstream media and was published to a relatively small number of people”. Mr Dutton’s case resulted in a relatively small damages award, falling well short of the maximum of $432,500 that could have been awarded.

Source: Peter Dutton’s $35k defamation win disputed by Shane Bazzi

How to Chill Free Speech: Defamation Down Under – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Not fit for office

In the public domain, individuals who had known a thing or two about the spiritual and physical torment of rape expressed their puzzlement over Dutton’s response. Higgins, who is seeking redress for her own suffering in this matter, found the minister’s legal response to Bazzi “baffling”. “I’ve been offended plenty.” Despite that, it still afforded “people … the right to engage in public debate and assert their opinion.” The whole case was a “shocking indictment on free speech.”

In finding for Dutton in November, Justice White ruled that the tweet had been defamatory, and that Bazzi could not resort to the defence of honest opinion. With classic, skewering casuistry, the judge found that “Bazzi may have used the word ‘apologist’ without an understanding of the meaning he was, in fact conveying.” If this had been the case, “it would follow that he did not hold the opinion actually conveyed by the words.” Let it be known: if you do no not understand the meaning of certain words, you can have no opinions about them.

Despite his eagerness to seek damages for all grounds, Dutton was only successful on one of the four pleaded imputations. Claims for aggravated damages and an injunction targeting Bazzi’s comments, were rejected. The Defence Minister’s appetite for pursuing Bazzi for his full legal bill also troubled Justice White, who had repeatedly urged the parties to reach a settlement. Why had Dutton not sued in a lower court, he asked? The reason, claimed Dutton’s barrister Hamish Clift this month, was because his client was a prominent figure requiring a prominent stage to protect his prominent reputation. “It would not be appropriate for the court,” retorted White, “to exercise their discretion more favourably to Dutton simply because of the important public and national office of which he holds.”

 

 

Source: How to Chill Free Speech: Defamation Down Under – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Peter Dutton ordered to pay part of legal bill in defamation case

“Everyone is equal before the law,” warned a Federal Court judge in rejecting Peter Dutton’s claim for indemnity costs against a Twitter user he sued in the “expensive” forum. The Defence Minister sued refugee advocate Shane Bazzi for defamation and was awarded $35,000 in damages following a six-word tweet in February that said Mr Dutton “is a rape apologist”.  Justice White ordered Mr Bazzi pay Mr Dutton’s costs on a scale equitable as if the lawsuit was filed in a Queensland magistrates court, querying why he had not done so. Mr Dutton was ordered to pay 50 per cent of Mr Bazzi’s legal costs for Wednesday’s hearing. Barrister Hamish Clift for Mr Dutton submitted his client’s reputation required the vindication of a nationally recognised court, given his stature and prominent position as a cabinet minister. But Justice White said the relatively small defamation claim could have been solved in a lower court saving both parties significant expense.

Source: Peter Dutton ordered to pay part of legal bill in defamation case

The Taiwan Foreign Policy Fetish – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sword rattler, Minister of Defence Peter Dutton is regarded as Australia’s worst-ever Minister of Health vying for the same title when Immigration Minister with Scott Morrison and possibly Kevin Andrews.  Here he appears to want to sound like our leading drum beater. However, Dutton really is the Tin Man,a heartless rusted politician, but unlike the one in The Wizard of Oz, he doesn’t seem to want a heart just ticker. He’s the Squakus in today’s AUKUS with America and China cooperating on coal reduction and releasing strategic oil reserves to battle inflation. How much oil is the LNP releasing to lower our price? Did America release our oil? The oil we paid America to store for the war Dutton is rushing to preparing for?

In this, the Taiwan fetish becomes a Cold War iteration in the haunted, twisted imagination of certain policy makers, from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute to the war drummers in the Morrison government. Nonsense flows easily when abstractions and hypotheticals can be passed around with such ease. Sweetly and pathetically, Australian politicians are again reminding us that blood lust, especially from those who have the least reason to fight, remains unquenchable.

Source: The Taiwan Foreign Policy Fetish – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Dutton tells France not to focus on hurt feelings unless they are his | The Shovel

Dutton sets the example on how to become the worst Health, Immigration and Defence Australia has ever seen. Never getting or timing things right yet he’s the man who would be King

In a radio interview this morning, the man who is suing a refugee advocate over a six-word tweet said France should grow up and stop being a baby about it. “Now is not the time to be sensitive. Not while people out there are saying unkind things about me on Twitter,” the Defence Minister said.

Source: Dutton tells France not to focus on hurt feelings unless they are his | The Shovel

Defence emails reveal staff shame at Dutton’s ‘tone-deaf’ IDAHOBIT morning tea ban

Emails reveal staff felt shame after Defence Minister Peter Dutton banned IDAHOBIT celebrations, claiming “we are not pursuing a woke agenda”.

He really believed he could be this country’s PM. He mocked our Pacific neighbors and had no qualms sneaking in Operes as a special favor for a mate. Apparently, if he had his way the Sydney Mardi Gras would be banned because it’s “woke” and a critical want to replace heterosexuals in every aspect of our institutional lives. Peter Dutton is our paranoid Minister of Defence and showing Australia he’s doing his job and not acting on his personal whims.

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in May revealed that the Defence Minister had ordered his department and serving military personnel to stop events with “particular clothes in celebration” after Defence held morning teas where staff wore rainbow clothing to mark IDAHOBIT. Mr Dutton told Defence Force Chief Angus Campbell and secretary Greg Moriarty to issue a note ending such events, saying he would never tolerate discrimination but would not pursue a “woke agenda” either.

Source: Defence emails reveal staff shame at Dutton’s ‘tone-deaf’ IDAHOBIT morning tea ban

Dutton Asserts China Is Now the Enemy, Not Islamic Terrorism

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But while the propaganda machine assaults us with nightmarish ideas about the looming threat of Beijing – aiming to inspire the same fear it did in regard to Islamic terrorists – it doesn’t have to worry too much about gaining popular support, as the public has no say in war decision-making. In this country, the National Security of Committee of Cabinet makes the decision on whether our nation goes into battle – that’s unless, as Bolt is concerned, China pre-empts a war with the US by turning its guns on us. The National Security Committee is currently made up of Scott Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Marise Payne, Peter Dutton, Simon Birmingham, Karen Andrews, Michaelia Cash, and quiet probably as of this week, Barnaby Joyce. From here, it’s just a waiting game to see if the war remains cold, as it did with Russia, or it heats up like our successful ventures into the Middle East.

Source: Dutton Asserts China Is Now the Enemy, Not Islamic Terrorism

“Reputation, reputation, reputation!” O, I ha’ lost my reputation, I ha’ lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Shakespeare explains it well: “Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing; ’twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.”

Source: “Reputation, reputation, reputation!” O, I ha’ lost my reputation, I ha’ lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Refugee activist sued by Peter Dutton over tweet says politicians should be more tolerant of criticism | Peter Dutton | The Guardian

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Let’s not forget Dutton at Boomgate when exposed he offered to resign. You can malign a pacific nation but not Peter Dutton. He apologized to Tony Abbott for getting caught and not to the people of the Pacific.

Lawyers for a refugee activist being sued by Peter Dutton for labelling him “a rape apologist” say the case has serious implications for freedom of speech, and politicians should be more tolerant of criticism.

Source: Refugee activist sued by Peter Dutton over tweet says politicians should be more tolerant of criticism | Peter Dutton | The Guardian

Home affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo urged to ‘tone it down’ after ‘drums of war’ speech | Australian foreign policy | The Guardian

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Pezzullo is tipped to follow Dutton to become defence department secretary, a move that would cement the trend of China hawks being appointed to top defence jobs, despite the Morrison government’s claims it is attempting to reset the relationship.

Source: Home affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo urged to ‘tone it down’ after ‘drums of war’ speech | Australian foreign policy | The Guardian

Dutton’s bidding to put press freedom under threat, again: GetUp! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton is seeking added powers to grant to ASIO to strike at freedoms granted to journalists and citizens alike, activist group GetUp! alleged on Sunday.

Dutton’s bidding to put press freedom under threat, again: GetUp! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Federal MP Peter Dutton covers up $39 million fraud and theft at the Australian Border Force – Kangaroo Court of Australia

Border Force is Peter Dutton’s responsibility as he was appointed Minister for Home Affairs in December 2017 which also has oversight for Border Force. Prior to that Peter Dutton was Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 23.12.2014 to 28.8.2018 which covers the period when the $39 fraud and theft took place.

Federal MP Peter Dutton covers up $39 million fraud and theft at the Australian Border Force – Kangaroo Court of Australia

Dutton Declares That Border Force Stops Boats Not Ships – The (un)Australian

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Minister for the Dark Arts Peter Dutton has declared that Border Force, of which he is in charge of is responsible for dealing with boats, not ships. Particularly not cruise ships ”A lot of people most notably the Twitterati have been attacking me over the cruise ship that docked in Sydney recently,” said Minister Dutton. ”Now I take exception to this and I state unequivocally that my department does not deal with ships, we handle boats.” ”I now call on everybody who has dared to question both myself and my department to apologise, otherwise I may be forced to take matters further.” When asked what the difference is between a boat and a ship, the Minister replied: ”Well, a boat is a lot smaller than a ship and boats tend to be occupied with people that you can easily lock up.” ”Whereas ships tend to be populated with more affluent members of society, maybe even a Member of parliaments in-laws for example.” ”Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s been a very stressful couple of weeks, I’m off to relax by strangling a puppy or two.”

Dutton Declares That Border Force Stops Boats Not Ships – The (un)Australian

Dutton misleads on his role in protecting public health

In terms of public health, the primary focus is on ensuring visa applicants and arrivals are free of tuberculosis. But the Auditor-General’s report of 2007 states visa applicants and holders must also be

‘…free from a disease or condition that would result in a threat to public health or a danger to the Australian community.’

via Dutton misleads on his role in protecting public health

Peter Dutton’s confidence in ignoring the judiciary mocks Australia’s system of government | Australian immigration and asylum | The Guardian

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In December 2019, the high court heard its first fast-track applicant (CNY17), and declared that the IAA review of his protection claim had been “infected by apprehended bias” because of what Justice James Edelman called “irrelevant and prejudicial material involving prejudicial opinion, innuendo and tacit suggestion” shared by Dutton’s Department of Home Affairs.

This issue of bias is highly relevant to Australia’s lopsided assessment of refugees, where the mere fact of arriving by boat has destroyed the lives of people like our client and more than 500 others, many of whom are entering their eighth year in detention.

Dutton’s confidence in ignoring the judiciary makes a mockery of Australia’s system of government, which rests on the separation of powers enshrined in our constitution, between the judiciary, executive and legislature. Unless each respects the role of the other, the very foundations of our democracy are at risk.

via Peter Dutton’s confidence in ignoring the judiciary mocks Australia’s system of government | Australian immigration and asylum | The Guardian

Coronavirus: Peter Dutton tests positive to Covid-19 after returning to Australia from TRUMPLAND | Australia news | The Guardian

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Trump has declared it’s not his fault and is now considering bans on Australians from entering the country and embarrassing him.(ODT)

via Coronavirus: Peter Dutton tests positive to Covid-19 after returning to Australia from US | Australia news | The Guardian

Dutton says ‘leftwing lunatics’ must be dealt with as Asio warns of far-right threat | Australia news | The Guardian

Australia's home affairs minister Peter Dutton

Mental as Anything

 Dutton says ‘leftwing lunatics’ must be dealt with as Asio warns of far-right threat | Australia news | The Guardian

 

Peter Dutton says 250 have been charged with arson. But the data tells a different story – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Dutton read Trump’s political tactic practices it the bigger the lie the more likely some people will believe you and those that don’t simply find it entertaining (ODT)

via Peter Dutton says 250 have been charged with arson. But the data tells a different story – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)