Tag Archives: Peter Dutton

One could be forgiven for thinking this is just another shameful dog-whistling lie – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Spud Duddy is demanding that the ABC and Fairfax apologise to him for doubting his version of events leading up to shots being fired on Manus Island. “These people can take the word of somebody that’s been discredited but that is … Continue reading

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Shots Fired After Malcolm Asks Peter To Come Into His Office… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A five year old boy passed on the record of conversation between the Prime Minister and Peter Dutton. While some are claiming that this is inaccurate, my sources tell me that it’s completely accurate and anyone who is saying something … Continue reading

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Visa of Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi revoked hours before travel to Australia – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Immigration Department refuses to comment on exactly why it blocked the visa of a prominent Palestinian activist, but argues it has a responsibility to protect the community from abuse or danger. Source: Visa of Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi revoked … Continue reading

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Dutton: “I Have What It Takes To One Day Get Dumped As PM” – The Shovel

Source: Dutton: “I Have What It Takes To One Day Get Dumped As PM” – The Shovel

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There is method to Peter Dutton’s madness on marriage equality | KFC Ad Placement

Nothing about this debate should surprise anyone any more. Even this latest “Dutton Dressed As Glam” development. Dutton’s Love defined Married At First Sight. Which tells you that while Australia as a federation is at this stage not yet ready … Continue reading

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A Heavily Pregnant Refugee On Nauru Could Go Into Spontaneous Labour And Die If She Isn’t Evacuated To Australia, Doctors Say – BuzzFeed News

“Playing with people’s lives like this is just unconscionable.” Source: A Heavily Pregnant Refugee On Nauru Could Go Into Spontaneous Labour And Die If She Isn’t Evacuated To Australia, Doctors Say – BuzzFeed News

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‘Fallen well short’ of standards: Audit slams Immigration Department over Nauru and Manus Island contracts

Billions of taxpayer dollars were handed to the private contractors running Australia’s offshore detention centres without adequate authorisation or value-for-money assessments, the Commonwealth auditor has found. Source: ‘Fallen well short’ of standards: Audit slams Immigration Department over Nauru and Manus … Continue reading

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Refugee waits for ‘urgent’ evacuation from Nauru three weeks after suspected heart attack

An Afghan refugee sent to Nauru by the Australian government remains on the Pacific island nearly three weeks after a doctor advised he needs to be urgently evacuated to treat a potentially fatal heart condition. Source: Refugee waits for ‘urgent’ evacuation from … Continue reading

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Day to Day Politics: The problem with Policeman Peter. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 20 August 2016 There are no two better politicians at feigning indignation than Peter Dutton and “the mouth that roared” Christopher Pyne. Though it has to be conceded with Christopher that he rather enjoys his notoriety. Even being called the … Continue reading

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“We Can No Longer Turn A Blind Eye To The Abuse That I Am Experiencing”: Dutton

By The Shovel on August 18, 2016 Saying he would ‘not be defamed’, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton this morning told the ABC that it is time for Australians to face up to the serious and ongoing harm that sections of … Continue reading

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Nauru Files To Be Taken To Nauru For ‘Processing’

By The Shovel on August 16, 2016 2,000 leaked incident reports from the Nauru immigration detention centre have been shipped to Nauru by the Australian government, so they can be ‘investigated further’. Minister for Border Security, Peter Dutton told journalists … Continue reading

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Federal election 2016: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton links asylum seekers with terrorism

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has linked asylum seekers with terrorism, insisting recent attacks overseas have made border security a key issue for voters at the election. Source: Federal election 2016: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton links asylum seekers with terrorism

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Malcolm and the boats card

Malcolm Turnbull had a decision to make this week when Peter Dutton went rogue in his bid to impose border protection and boats on the election campaign and, in the process, become the most polarising figure in Australian politics. Source: … Continue reading

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Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin’s plan for Peter Dutton: Operation Do-gooder! | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

Brenda explained the plan. They crowdfund a flotilla of actual boats to sail to Nauru and then to Manus Island to pick up all the illiterate asylum seekers Source: Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin’s plan for Peter Dutton: Operation Do-gooder! … Continue reading

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Refugees don’t self-harm because of me Peter Dutton, they self-harm because of you | Sarah Smith | Opinion | The Guardian

Refugee advocates work day and night trying to prevent asylum seekers harming themselves – it is our greatest fear. To be blamed for it is devastating Source: Refugees don’t self-harm because of me Peter Dutton, they self-harm because of you … Continue reading

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A despicable press conference | The Monthly

Peter Dutton today displayed either the worst case of cynicism I have seen in politics – which, believe me, is saying something – or a sad tendency towards self-delusion. Another refugee has set themselves on fire. Take a moment to … Continue reading

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Manus Island detention centre to be shut, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Peter O’Neill says the Manus Island regional processing centre will be closed. Source: Manus Island detention centre to be shut, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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‘They are hitting us’: frightening video emerges of overnight riot involving children on Nauru

Two detainees received medical treatment following an alleged riot involving children at the Nauru detention centre overnight, in a dramatic escalation of tensions on the remote Pacific island. Source: ‘They are hitting us’: frightening video emerges of overnight riot involving … Continue reading

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Letting Baby Asha Stay Could Set Dangerous Precedent Of Compassion, Dutton Warns

By The Shovel on February 22, 2016 Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says the asylum seeker baby dubbed ‘Asha’ will be returned to Nauru as soon as physically possible, warning that a softer stance could be interpreted as humane.  In a doorstop … Continue reading

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Peter Dutton Survives Censure Over ‘Ugly,’ ‘Disgusting’ Baby Asha Comments

CANBERRA — Immigration Minister Peter Dutton survived two potentially embarrassing motions against him in parliament on Monday, as the fallout from the Baby Asha asylum seeker case stretches on.D Source: Peter Dutton Survives Censure Over ‘Ugly,’ ‘Disgusting’ Baby Asha Comments

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How has it come to this? | The Monthly

Now that the High Court has decided that the offshore detention of asylum seekers is lawful, reports suggest that the Turnbull Government is considering returning 234 asylum seekers to Nauru along with the 33 babies of these asylum seekers born … Continue reading

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Peter Dutton urged to allow dying Pakistani student a final family visit

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is being urged to explain why his department has denied a visa to the family of a dying Pakistani student studying in Melbourne who wants to see his family one last time. Source: Peter Dutton urged … Continue reading

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Guess what, Mr Dutton: each asylum seeker has a face and a story

I am alive today because my parents left Europe just in time. My mother did not sit back and wait, but actively sought a way out. Source: Guess what, Mr Dutton: each asylum seeker has a face and a story

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Migrants left penniless and suicidal over alleged visa scam – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A man accused of duping dozens of migrants into paying for non-existent working visas is arrested by the Australian Federal Police. Source: Migrants left penniless and suicidal over alleged visa scam – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Destination Kyrgyzstan: the latest troubled country Australia wants to send refugees

Kidnapping, violent gangs, torture, terrorism, corruption, civil unrest, treacherous roads, endemic diseases, bad hospitals, strict laws, police harassment, earthquakes and avalanches. Welcome to Kyrgyzstan, the place the Turnbull government wants to send refugees. Source: Destination Kyrgyzstan: the latest troubled country … Continue reading

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Losing the plot: the sad tale of refugee Abyan

A A young, vulnerable and traumatised woman who sought protection in Australia has been very badly let down. Source: Losing the plot: the sad tale of refugee Abyan

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Abyan: Raped by the Australian Government

Contributing editor-at-large Tess Lawrence says is another side to the tragic story of Abyan that needs to be discussed. Source: Abyan: Raped by the Australian Government

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Sacha Baron Cohen Reveals Latest Character

By The Shovel on September 12, 2015 Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is actually the latest creation of British actor Sacha Baron Cohen. The ‘Minister’s’ true identity was outed at a promotional launch event for Baron Cohen’s upcoming movie Much Ado … Continue reading

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Immigration Minister Peter Dutton caught joking about the effect of climate change on Pacific islands. He and Andrew Bolt could do an Abbott and Costello routine

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has been caught on tape joking about low-lying islands being swamped by rising seas in a 23-second exchange that risked offending Indigenous people, ethnic leaders and Australia’s Pacific neighbours in one fell swoop. Source: Immigration Minister … Continue reading

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‘Waves are battering my home’: Marshall Islands Foreign Minister slams Peter Dutton after climate joke

Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Tony de Brum has slammed Immigration Minister Peter Dutton for joking that rising seas will swamp low-lying Pacific islands, inviting him to watch waves that pound his home and terrify his grandchildren. Source: ‘Waves are battering … Continue reading

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Australia minister Dutton under fire for climate joke – BBC News

Australia’s immigration minister Peter Dutton has come under fire for making light of rising sea levels affecting Pacific Island nations. Source: Australia minister Dutton under fire for climate joke – BBC News

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Peter Dutton renews attack on ‘hysterical’, ‘ideological’ media/ Attention seeking call me victim?

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has escalated his criticism of media outlets he says are waging a “jihad” against the government, describing the response to an aborted Australian Border Force operation in Melbourne as “hysterical” and ideologically driven. Source: Peter Dutton … Continue reading

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Cruelty is the worst policy

So much for that quintessential Australian phrase ‘a fair go for all’. It doesn’t exist in the minds of our policy makers, writes Jennifer Wilson. In general, it’s always seemed to me that when governments or individuals take an increasingly … Continue reading

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Fact check: Health Minister Peter Dutton misleading on Red Cross Ebola funding No money has been recieved

“There’s $18 million… that we’ve provided to try and provide help to services like the Red Cross that are delivering services, delivering support on the ground in Africa,” Mr Dutton told John Laws on 2SM on October 8. The Australian … Continue reading

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