Category: Peter Dutton

Superfluous to law enforcement: Peter Dutton’s move on encryption

A loving Fascist State will all ways hold you tight for Safety…. but whose? (ODT)

PETER DUTTON, Australia’s Palaeolithic figure of politics, has been fairly quiet of late. A failed leadership bid for his party and a tilt at the prime ministership, the threat of a referral to the Australian High Court over his eligibility to sit in parliament and the prospect of losing his seat at the next federal election will do that sort of thing to you.

The Home Affairs minister, however, has been revived and is riding again. And nothing gets Dutton so exercised as arrests on terrorism charges, three of which took place on Tuesday involving Australian nationals of Turkish background from Melbourne’s northern suburbs. We live in, so we keep being reminded of, disconcertingly interesting times, marked by danger and shot through with worry. “We are,” suggests the grave minister, “in a position of vulnerability.” But do not worry — Dutton and the national security state, Freudian father and all, is there to protect you and clasp you, citizenry and all, to an ample chest. Changes, however, are needed.

via Superfluous to law enforcement: Peter Dutton’s move on encryption

Lawyers warn Home Affairs bid to deport alleged criminals without trial threatens national security

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The peak legal body has warned Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton an attempt to deport alleged foreign criminals before trial would endanger national security and undermine natural justice.

The push by the Home Affairs department to allow unlawful non-citizens facing criminal charges to leave the country without facing court has also angered public prosecutors and attorneys-general.

via Lawyers warn Home Affairs bid to deport alleged criminals without trial threatens national security

Dutton threatens councils over Australia Day date change | SBS News

Threatening Australian councils does Peter Dutton ever stop? He sees himself as the exemplary defender of the Liberal Right one day to the dumb ass goofball of boom gate offering to resign the next. (ODT)

Dutton threatens councils over Australia Day date change | SBS News

‘Unacceptable’: Peter Dutton demands more co–operation from Muslim leaders on terrorism

Dutton criticises encrypted messages

Currently Australia’s most openly vile and incompetant Politician since Tony Abbott put his head down in his no longer certain seat of Warringah  is Peter Dutton. As a politician Dutton has absolutely no redeeming features whatsoever that align him to any Australian values or ethos. The man has promoted culture wars, advocated collective punishment of Muslim and African Australians, and declared white Christian males to be the victims of  these minorities from otherwise shithole countries despite all the data indicating the opposite. Dutton with MPs bullhorn in hand is forever calling for further upgrades to surveilence tests on all Australians under the pretext that the mentally ill if black or raised in Islam are in fact examples of radicalized terrorists among us.

Does the owner of a coffee house who was in the wrong place at the wrong time really need a State funeral? Politicians one and all really have grabbed the ball and changed the game. What Australians need are Services in this State yes but for all of us. As long as mental health prevention isn’t made a priority and remains hidden some people will continue to get messages from god think their Christ and unwittingly create mayhem by endangering themselves or others. Politicians like Dutton however do it as a matter of course.  (ODT)

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has thrown down the gauntlet at the Muslim community to work more closely with police to prevent terrorist attacks, appearing to accuse Islamic leaders of withholding information from authorities.

Unacceptable’: Peter Dutton demands more co–operation from Muslim leaders on terrorism

Aussie war hero ‘ignored’ by Peter Dutton says he’s disgusted by au pair intervention

Captain Jason Scanes and his Afghan interpreter.

An Australian war hero “ignored” by Peter Dutton for years says he’s disgusted the Home Affairs Minister personally intervened to stop a French au pair from being deported.

via Aussie war hero ‘ignored’ by Peter Dutton says he’s disgusted by au pair intervention

What’s More Likely? (A Post Concerning Unicorns, Shark Attacks And Peter Dutton’s Leadership) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Peter Dutton was once Shadow Health Minister. He distinguished himself by not asking any questions on Health Policy during Question Time, so it’s clear that a portfolio where he says nothing suits him. Once he became actual Health Minister, he started saying things. While Greg Hunt won an award as “Best Minister in The World”, there was no actual award for the worst. If there was, Dutton would have won convincingly. as he was considered the Worst Health Minister ever, by the medical profession, the media, his own party and just about everybody except for the Peter Dutton fan club, which at the time, had a membership of one.

So, I leave you with the question. What’s more likely? Will the Liberals stick with Malcolm Turnbull because to change leaders again makes them look inept? Or will they all get behind someone with a terrible track record and ensure a wipeout at the next election simply because the NEG doesn’t have a section specifically demanding that we all install a coal-fired power station in our living room?

Mm, might be time to buy that unicorn insurance…

via What’s More Likely? (A Post Concerning Unicorns, Shark Attacks And Peter Dutton’s Leadership) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

‘A dangerous precedent’: NZ teen held in immigration detention centre

He said the teen had been detained at a NSW youth detention centre for “stock standard” crimes when he was suddenly removed by the Australian Border Force and taken to Melbourne.

“[Immigration Minister Peter] Dutton has used [section] 116 of the Migration Act to revoke his visa,” Mr Barns said.

“That’s the section that says ‘I can remove your visa if I think you’re a danger to the community’.

via ‘A dangerous precedent’: NZ teen held in immigration detention centre

Blood in the dust: The plight of South African farmers is far from black or white

Far-right extremists, both in South Africa and other countries including Australia, claim white South African farmers are facing a genocide.

Most people don’t accept the hyperbolic claims of a white genocide – it is difficult to equate South Africa with Rwanda or Nazi Germany.

Dan Kriek, the president of AgriSA, the largest representative body of commercial farmers in South Africa, condemns both attacks “in the strongest possible terms”.

But there is a difference between the two that troubles him.

One of the attacks, on a white farmer and his wife, was reported in the media. But the other attack – where the victims were two black farmers – received no coverage.

“The point I am trying to make is the media is not reporting the true state of affairs – farm attacks and farm murders are shared by all racial groups in this country,” Kriek says.

He believes the media portrayal of the farm murders as an onslaught on white farmers does nothing to help social cohesion in a country still haunted by apartheid.

Earlier this year Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton caused a diplomatic furore when he said Australia had “the potential to help some of these people that are being persecuted”.

via Blood in the dust: The plight of South African farmers is far from black or white

White South African farmers don’t need Australia’s help, UNHCR says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

 

Peter Dutton sitting in the House of Representatives glancing at the Speaker's chair

As pressure mounts within the Coalition to help resettle the farmers, the UNHCR has cast doubt on whether South African farmers can be classified as refugees and granted protection under Australia’s humanitarian program.

“The UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra has not received any queries from South African farmers seeking protection from Australia,” said UNHCR spokesperson Catherine Stubberfield.

“Under the 1951 Refugee Convention, a person must be outside their country of origin in order to claim asylum.”

In contrast, she said the hundreds of refugees on Manus Island and Nauru have sought protection “directly from Australia” and deserve the Government’s attention.

“Those who have been forcibly transferred to Papua New Guinea and Nauru under the ‘offshore processing’ arrangement should be Australia’s first priority after almost five years,” she said.

via White South African farmers don’t need Australia’s help, UNHCR says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘Dead to me’: The world according to Peter Dutton

MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS PETER DUTTON recently had a spontaneous brainwave — one that appeared to be completely void of consultation with advisers or fellow Ministers, detailed research or, indeed, actual thought.

Mr Dutton, who has previously only spat derision at refugees and migrants in general, decided it would be a good idea to fast-track visas for “persecuted” white South African farmers needing assistance from a “civilised” country like Australia — forgetting that there isn’t even a queue of white South Africans trying to obtain Australian visas (unlike the Rohingya, for example).

This sudden and – as many said – diplomatically disastrous idea, was met with much local and international condemnation.

via ‘Dead to me’: The world according to Peter Dutton

Department of Home Affairs plans new tax on parcels being posted to Australia

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Australian shoppers would have to pay a $5 tax on every parcel posted from overseas under a federal government plan to cover skyrocketing security screening costs.

Parcels containing purchases like clothing, makeup and books worth less than $1000 – which now represent 90 per cent of deliveries entering Australia – would attract the new tax.

The Department of Home Affairs proposal will provoke opposition from online retailers like eBay and Amazon, as well as delivery providers who have warned the full cost would passed on to consumers already preparing to pay GST on small online purchases from July 1.

via Department of Home Affairs plans new tax on parcels being posted to Australia

South African revolutionaries call Dutton’s bluff

 

South African revolutionaries call Dutton’s bluff

The Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania has called on Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to “come to our country and collect all his fellow racists who feel that they cannot live together with normal people and go live where they are accepted in that unbecoming society”.

“This follows Dutton’s call to fast-track visa applications by white South African farmers who he said were facing “horrific circumstances” of being murdered and having their land taken away.

He said they deserved to be resettled in a “civilised country”, a clear slur on South Africa.

He said they would be “hard-working and not become dependent on welfare”, a clear slur on non-white refugees accepted into Australia.

He said “They’re the sorts of migrants that we want to bring into our country,” a clear slur on the unfortunates stranded in Nauru and in Papua New Guinea.

He said all of this after only recently stating that Australia should further reduce the number of migrants coming to Australia.”

via South African revolutionaries call Dutton’s bluff

Peter Dutton wants Australia to help white South African farmers who he says are facing violence, land seizures – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Peter Dutton looks forward with a serious facial expression.

Peter Dutton is terrorizing White South African Farmers demanding the seek Asylum here. However, they prefer the Asylum of South Africa. Black South African Farmers will not be accepted under any circumstance. Dutton copywrote his own script of which South Africans say they know nothing. Dutton’s now urgently looking for a volunteer. (Old Dog)

“People do need help and they need help from a civilised country like ours,” Mr Dutton told News Corp.

via Peter Dutton wants Australia to help white South African farmers who he says are facing violence, land seizures – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Alleged terror attacker denied Turkish visa before coming to Australia

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The revelations raise serious questions about why Australia’s Border Force granted Shoma a student’s visa to come to Australia.

A spokeswoman for Australia’s Department of Home Affairs earlier said Shoma had been subjected to “all the usual checks” and that no adverse findings were made.

via Alleged terror attacker denied Turkish visa before coming to Australia

Dutton Stacks The Deck – Deportation; Section 501 – » The Australian Independent Media Network

 

In the two years following its implementation, this legislation change has resulted in a 1,100% increase in individuals placed in detention on ‘character grounds.’ Whilst this is passed off as the protection of the Australian community from a ‘criminal element’, what is particularly chilling is the set of sweeping discretionary powers this legislation gave to just one man – namely the Minister for Home Affairs.

Reason and common sense dictate that it is supreme folly to accord virtually unchecked powers to one person. It means we are left to rely on the moral fibre of an incumbent minister to uphold the spirit and intent of the legislation in a fair and just manner. With great power comes great responsibility’ as the saying goes. And therein lies the problem. In Peter Dutton we have a veritable monkey with a match in a barrel of dynamite. This is a man who displays open contempt for the judiciary; who sees the court system as little more than a frustrating impediment. He is nothing if not transparent – it is not hard to see a man consumed by self-righteousness and driven by a personal vendetta to rid the country of all that he personally considers to be vile and wrong.

Section 501 has effectively equipped this vigilante Minister with a weapon of mass destruction. So how does a 501 visa cancellation actually work? Simply put, it can be likened to a card game which has the deck rigged in favour of the house:

via Dutton Stacks The Deck – Deportation & Section 501 – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Victoria the safest it’s been for 10 years, says ABS

New official crime figures show Victoria is safer than it has been at any time for the past 10 years.

The Bureau of Statistics count of recorded crime across all states shows just 75,860 offenders in 2016-17, down from a high of 87,695 under the Baillieu government in 2012-13 and the fourth successive annual fall.

via Victoria the safest it’s been for 10 years, says ABS

Crime, Punishment and the Right of Citizenship – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Australian Citizenship Act currently prevents a Minister from revoking a person’s Australian citizenship if he or she is unable to become a national or citizen of another country. Despite this, Dutton and Abbott still investigated whether the revocation of Australian citizenship could be extended to natural born Australians, including second generation Australians. The proposal was so radical that six ministers reportedly revolted against the policy in a cabinet meeting. The fact that it was even considered in the first place simply goes to show just how far men like Dutton and Abbott are prepared to push the envelope in their desire to strip citizenship from as many people as humanly possible.

via Crime, Punishment and the Right of Citizenship – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Refugees needing medical care told to leave children alone in offshore detention | World news | The Guardian

An Amnesty International image of children playing on Nauru. Refugee parents needing to travel for medical treatment are no longer able to take their children with them.

A refugee who needs to travel for heart surgery has been told by Australian Border Force she must leave her son alone on Nauru

via Refugees needing medical care told to leave children alone in offshore detention | World news | The Guardian

Breitbart’s Raheem Kassam claims parts of Sweden “are being turned into war zones” due to migration

Read these links and see just how unoriginal Peter Dutton in fact is. He’s not only inspired by Breitbart but he’s applying their tactics to his misinformation campaign in Melbourne. The man does not deserve to be a Minister and wecan’t wait to see him lose his seat in the next election. ( Olddog Thoughts)

via Breitbart’s Raheem Kassam claims parts of Sweden “are being turned into war zones” due to migration

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In urban Sweden and heartland America, xenophobic fake news looks the same

Two Australian citizens wrongly sent to immigration detention, department confirms

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton wrongly sent two Australian citizens to immigration detention after cancelling their visas, the immigration department has confirmed.

The case has tinges of the wrongful imprisonment of Cornelia Rau and Vivian Solon. Ms Solon, also an Australian citizen, was wrongly deported to the Philippines in 2001 because immigration officials believed she was an illegal immigrant. She was later compensated to the tune of $4.5 million.

Source: Two Australian citizens wrongly sent to immigration detention, department confirms

Peter Dutton alleges Manus shooting rampage sparked after refugees seen with boy ” “Again, I don’t have the full details and those matters are under investigation.” Minister for Incompetance.

Immigration minister’s version of events disputed by refugees and contradicts evidence by Papua New Guinean authorities that fight was sparked by football field dispute

Source: Peter Dutton alleges Manus shooting rampage sparked after refugees seen with boy | Australia news | The Guardian

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton wrong on refugees’ citizenship, Federal Court finds

The Federal Court has found Peter Dutton unreasonably delayed making decisions on applications for citizenship by refugees in a landmark ruling that has implications for thousands of would-be citizens.

Source: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton wrong on refugees’ citizenship, Federal Court finds

Peter Dutton’s Character Test – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Peter Dutton was born and raised in Brisbane. After graduating from the Queensland Police Academy in 1990, Dutton served as a police officer in the Drug Squad, the Sex Offenders Squad and the National Crime Authority. During the nine years he was in the Queensland Police Force, Peter Dutton did not achieve one single thing…

Source: Peter Dutton’s Character Test – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Why Peter Dutton’s crime statistics don’t tell the whole story about crime or terrorism in Australia

We charge individuals with crimes, not ethnic communities. There is an important reason why.

Source: Why Peter Dutton’s crime statistics don’t tell the whole story about crime or terrorism in Australia

Lebanese Migrants Are Heaps Pissed Off For Being Linked To Terror Charges – BuzzFeed News

“Do Lebanese Muslim Australians really have to spend their entire lives being questioned and demonised?”

Source: Lebanese Migrants Are Heaps Pissed Off For Being Linked To Terror Charges – BuzzFeed News

It’s no wonder no-one will help Dutton – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Let’s cut to the chase.  Our refugee policy is a dismal failure and making it worse for cynical political purposes is despicable.  Dutton is a disgrace who has been increasingly emboldened by Turnbull’s weak-kneed pandering to the far right and Labor’s cowardly chase to the bottom for fear of losing the racist vote. Stop the…

Source: It’s no wonder no-one will help Dutton – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Nauru fiasco serves to confirm Danish group’s suspicions of Australian tactics | Australia news | The Guardian

In a very short trip, the parliamentary delegation did see a rare glimpse of Australia’s detention system – although perhaps not the one they hoped for

Source: Nauru fiasco serves to confirm Danish group’s suspicions of Australian tactics | Australia news | The Guardian

Peter Dutton: the man who caused Mammary Tromploeil III to lose control of parliament | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian| You can rely on Dutton

Government MPs are supposed to turn up to parliament for stupid things like voting. But when the bells rang for a division, where was Peter Dutton?

Source: Peter Dutton: the man who caused Mammary Tromploeil III to lose control of parliament | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

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Peter Dutton: Potato By Name, Potato By Nature (And IQ, As It Turns Out) – New Matilda

There’s a widespread theory that people call Immigration Minister Peter Dutton ‘the potato’ because, apparently, his blank, expressionless (and thus far remorseless) face resembles the world’s most popular vegetable. But it may actually be more related to his IQ. There’s simply no other way to explain Dutton’s latest public offering. In a news.com.au story publishedMore

Source: Peter Dutton: Potato By Name, Potato By Nature (And IQ, As It Turns Out) – New Matilda

Peter Dutton v the Nauru files: how do official statements compare with leaked reports? | News | The Guardian

As Australia’s immigration minister gave interviews that painted a positive picture of the Nauru detention centre, reports from the island told another story

Source: Peter Dutton v the Nauru files: how do official statements compare with leaked reports? | News | The Guardian

Fact check: immigration minister Peter Dutton’s claims against Nauru files | News | The Guardian

Peter Dutton defends Australia’s asylum seeker policies and plays down Nauru files – but his claims don’t stack up

Source: Fact check: immigration minister Peter Dutton’s claims against Nauru files | News | The Guardian

 

Dutton’s response to the Nauru files ‘morally unacceptable’ says mental health expert – RN Breakfast – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Asylum seeker mental health expert Louise Newman says Minister Dutton’s response to the Nauru files were a ‘morally unacceptable attempt to trivialise, dismiss and blame the victims’.

Source: Dutton’s response to the Nauru files ‘morally unacceptable’ says mental health expert – RN Breakfast – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Nauruan Consulate Contradicts Peter Dutton Over Who Is Keeping Aussies Out Of Nauru – New Matilda

The Australian government has distanced itself from Nauru’s controversial visa policies, which keep journalists and other critics out. But it seems no one told the Nauruan consulate. Max Chalmers reports. A senior Australian barrister who applied for a visa was told by the Nauruan consulate she must first gain approval from the Australian government, aMore

Source: Nauruan Consulate Contradicts Peter Dutton Over Who Is Keeping Aussies Out Of Nauru – New Matilda

Hordes of illiterates – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Ad astra If you had to pick a minister to deliver a nasty message, you would not go past Peter Dutton, master of cruel comments, replete with his trademark po-face and matching body language. Last week, on Sky News, responding to the suggestion by the Greens that we should up our refugee intake to…

Source: Hordes of illiterates – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sudanese refugee lauded by Mike Baird withdraws his support for Liberals over Peter Dutton’s asylum seeker comments

Child soldier turned western Sydney defence lawyer, Deng Thiak Adut, says he will no longer vote for the Liberal Party because it has tried to “deter the public from empathising with refugees”.

Source: Sudanese refugee lauded by Mike Baird withdraws his support for Liberals over Peter Dutton’s asylum seeker comments

Peter Dutton’s figures on Labor’s refugee policy don’t add up | Australia news | The Guardian

But independent parliamentary budget office says ALP plan costs $1.87bn over seven years, not the $2.5bn over four years quoted by immigration minister

Source: Peter Dutton’s figures on Labor’s refugee policy don’t add up | Australia news | The Guardian

Peter Dutton Bashes Refugees For Being Unemployed And Taking Jobs At The Same Time – New Matilda

The more things change, the more they stay the same. For those who thought Malcolm Turnbull’s ascent to the position of Prime Minister might take Australia’s conversation on refugees in a more humane – or at least less deranged – direction, the 2016 election campaign must be proving sobering. Last night, Peter Dutton fronted conservativeMore

Source: Peter Dutton Bashes Refugees For Being Unemployed And Taking Jobs At The Same Time – New Matilda