Tag: Peter Dutton

Treatment of white South African farmers sparks protest clash outside Julie Bishop’s office in Perth – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A group of protesters stand shouting and pointing fingers while holding placards and Australian flags outside.

Both sides taunted each other from across the street, with the left-wingers holding signs saying “fight racism” while the right-wingers carried banners saying “let the right ones in”.

Treatment of white South African farmers sparks protest clash outside Julie Bishop’s office in Perth – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Peter Dutton’s department blocked white South African farmer’s asylum bid | Australia news | The Guardian

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Peter Dutton’s department blocked a white South African farmer’s asylum bid because its evidence showed “the vast majority of crimes against whites are not racially motivated”.

A delegate for Dutton also shut down a second, separate asylum bid by a white South African woman who feared racially motivated persecution, arguing there was no evidence she “had been targeted because of her race or gender or that she would be targeted for this reason upon her return”.

To be granted refugee status, an asylum seeker must have a well-founded fear of persecution for one or more of a number of legislated reasons: race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.

The two decisions, both made by immigration authorities in 2015, appear to be at odds with Dutton’s recent stance in support of protecting white South African farmers.

via Peter Dutton’s department blocked white South African farmer’s asylum bid | Australia news | The Guardian

Memo from a South African: Peter Dutton is entrenching racist white privilege | Shelley Davidow | Opinion | The Guardian

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Running from Apartheid Dutton not to another Apartheid

I am a white former South African living in Australia, grateful every day for my citizenship. But I am here because, partly, of an unearned privilege. I’m a refugee with a gold-class ticket: I have white skin and I speak fluent received pronunciation English.

via Memo from a South African: Peter Dutton is entrenching racist white privilege | Shelley Davidow | Opinion | The Guardian

Peter Dutton’s Department Took An Eleven-Year-Old Boy From His Home And Unlawfully Detained Him

Peter Dutton’s Department of Home Affairs unlawfully detained 39 people in immigration detention during an 18-month period, including an 11-year-old boy who was removed from his home in Australia by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers.

Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News under freedom of information law reveal serious shortcomings in how the department handles visa decisions and takes people into immigration detention.

via Peter Dutton’s Department Took An Eleven-Year-Old Boy From His Home And Unlawfully Detained Him

The racist Immigration Minister – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sometime in 2014, journalist Rob Burgess interviewed former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and discussed refugee policy. During the discussion, apparently Fraser made a prediction. Burgess recently wrote an opinion piece for The New Daily discussing Minister Dutton’s recent claims about South African farmers and recalled Fraser’s prophecy The cruelties of the offshore detention system, he…

Source: The racist Immigration Minister – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Peter Dutton’s white SA farmer priorities: Bringing shame on Australia

His comments on what he termed “the horrific circumstances” relating to white South African farmers, at the urging of white right-wing extremists, has done great harm to finely balanced race relations in South Africa and to the relationship between the two countries. 

Had he sought a briefing from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) he would have discovered that the situation relating to the “persecution” of white farmers bears no resemblance to his ill-informed remarks. The Australian High Commission in Pretoria keeps DFAT very well informed.

Peter Dutton’s white SA farmer priorities: Bringing shame on Australia

Racial Preferences: Peter Dutton and White South African…

It has been the great misfit Australian policy since the 1990s: a…

A big day for a little man – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Firstly, Dutton’s hand-picked choice to head his paramilitary Border Force, a colleague from his days as a Queensland copper, was finally sacked for using his position to get his girlfriend a job and for not disclosing the relationship. Roman Quaedvlieg is obviously held to a higher standard than Barnaby Joyce who just took a self-imposed temporary demotion for the same thing.

Then we hear that, after meeting with Bob Katter’s son-in-law, who happens to be one of the largest gun importers in the country, Dutton is considering forming an advisory board where the gun lobbyists decide on the suitability of legislation.

That’s like letting the aluminium smelters advise us on emissions reduction or the cotton farmers advise us on water management. Or letting the mining companies devise a mining tax that costs them nothing.

via A big day for a little man – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australian Refugee Groups Slam Plan To ‘Cherry Pick’ White South Africans

“Flipping Ignorance” The Conservative’s technique that they call provocative debate. News Corp’s straight on board no facts, trend, analysis or verification required. Whites need to seek asylum lets find one and kidnap him. That’s our Dutton exceptional isn’t he? News Corp not shy when it’s “flip” is the return to the romance of old Apartheid and the Colonial mindset. But then they are inherently against Native Title and Land Rights here too. ( OD)

 Australian Refugee Groups Slam Plan To ‘Cherry Pick’ White South Africans

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Border Force has been targeting the wrong foreigners

Police release images of remaining Irish tourists accused of scams, fraud

I am worried, even terrified, I tell you. And only Border Force’s strong and manly hands will unclench my worrified buttocks of fear. A foreign crime wave full of foreigners is sweeping our fair city and I quake in anticipation of the swift and terrible action by the Department for Blaming Foreigners for Everything. It is time for the blacksuits to go to war with the Irish.

via Border Force has been targeting the wrong foreigners

Sixteen years later and the contemptuous Peter Dutton is still making the same speech – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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It was only seven months ago that Greg Hunt, Michael Sukkar and Alan Tudge, under threat of contempt of court charges, made an unconditional apology to Victoria’s Supreme Court for comments critical of terrorism sentencing.

In comments that were published in The Australian newspaper,

Chief Justice Warren said the court was “gravely concerned” there was a prima facie case that the ministers and The Australian had committed contempt. “But for the apologies and retractions we would have referred the groups, namely the ministers and The Australian … for prosecution for contempt of Court.”

 

So how come Peter Dutton is not facing similar censure for saying there was a “problem with some of the judges and magistrates that Daniel Andrews has appointed” who were wrongly allowing bail and imposing “very soft sentences” in the name of political correctness.

And this is not the first time he has made such comments.

via Sixteen years later and the contemptuous Peter Dutton is still making the same speech – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: What makes them tick? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

But today, Mr Dutton stepped up the rhetoric against the judiciary, blaming “soft sentences” on the appointment of civil libertarians as magistrates, and labelling one Supreme Court judge a “left-wing ideologue”.

The judge in question, Lex Lazarus is one of Victoria’s most respected jurists and Dutton would know that by convention he is unable to reply.

And the “who” they want to be’ politician during times of poor leadership is a most dangerous animal because the likes of Turnbull have no power to stand up to them.

So Dutton will keep up with his sarcasm (except for when he sleeps) and other offensive expressions calculated to raise racial hatred and break down society.

We can only conclude that Dutton is not in it to help create a better society with a better future for all. He has been a failure at his two other Ministries and compassion has eluded him thus far in this one. I can only conclude that the Liberal Party when it comes to the immigration portfolio believes that it needs a mongrel in charge, so Dutton was an easy choice.

 

My thought for the day

“Sometimes it is good to stop, think, evaluate and formulate one’s own opinion instead of being influenced by the media and other vested interests.”

via Day to Day Politics: What makes them tick? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

BREAKING: Dutton abandons Manus refugees without food, water or power

Over 600 refugees have now been abandoned on Manus Island by Australian officials in a hostile environment without food or water.

Conservative Media commentators like Andrew Bolt Nominated Peter Dutton for PM

Source: BREAKING: Dutton abandons Manus refugees without food, water or power

“Catastrophic neglect” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A system deliberately designed to cause both physical and mental harmPhysical harm via the provision of inadequate and poor-quality food for which the Australian taxpayer was paying a great deal; $500,000 per detainee p.a., to be exact.This money was meant to be for the provision of meals, clothing, shelter, cleaning, sanitation, recreation, medical care and security. Methinks that the contractors, Broadspectrum subsequently taken over by Ferrovial a large Spanish infrastructure company, Wilson security and IHMS (Medical services) made exorbitant profits on these contracts with the Federal government. The Australian taxpayer has not been getting value for money. Time for a thorough financial audit by the ANAO.

Source: “Catastrophic neglect” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Manus Island detainee who brought young boy into detention centre says he only gave him food – World News – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The refugee who brought a small boy into the Manus Island detention centre a few weeks ago says he and friends only gave the child some food.

Source: Manus Island detainee who brought young boy into detention centre says he only gave him food – World News – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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 an issue frankly for the credibility of the ABC, Fairfax and others, and I think…

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

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 different doesn’t have the facts. I have the facts, and they’re not alternate facts they’re…

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

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 hours before travel to Australia – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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 to allow two women or two men who love each other deeply to get married, we are absolutely relaxed about a man and a woman who have never even met getting hitched for the purposes of KFC brand placement.

Source: There is method to Peter Dutton’s madness on marriage equality

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

‘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 Island contracts

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 Nauru three weeks after suspected heart attack

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 most hated politician in Australia seems to give him some sordid sense of self-satisfaction. Unfortunately…

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

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

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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 the media are doing to his reputation.

Mr Dutton held up a copy of the 2,000-page ‘Nauru Files’, saying it provided unequivocal proof that he was being systematically abused.

“Page after page of allegations that, frankly, are being used to deride me. We simply cannot risk further harm, or further suffering, which is why it is time to shut down these conversations immediately,” Mr Dutton said.

Mr Dutton said that under proposed changes, journalists would only be able to comment on his performance after being approved for an $8,000 permit.

Nauru Files To Be Taken To Nauru For ‘Processing’

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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 he could no longer discuss the files as they were now an ‘offshore matter’.

“We will examine these files thoroughly and fairly, and then provide an appropriate response which unfortunately we won’t be able to tell you about,” Mr Dutton said.

“Given these files are now on Nauru it would be inappropriate for me to comment on them. But rest assured that they will be treated with the upmost respect”.

He said the timeframe for reviewing the files was now ‘indefinite’.

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

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! | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

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 | Sarah Smith | Opinion | The Guardian

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 consider the first word of the previous sentence. Another. This time it was a young Somali woman, Hodan Yasi. This time.

Source: A despicable press conference | The Monthly

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)

‘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 children on Nauru

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

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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 interview this afternoon, Mr Dutton said Australia had to be very careful not to set a precedent. “Some people say we should just let certain asylum seekers stay. That’s a slippery slope towards compassion,” he said.

“You spare one infant from hell, and then every infant expects you’ll do the same for them. You’re nice to one human, and then every human expects you to be nice. I’ve seen it happen myself. Well, someone’s told me about it happening,” he said.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull backed his minister’s stance. “Compassion is not some sort of renewable resource. We’d run out of compassion before the end of the week”.

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

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 in Australia. Given what everyone knows about the spiritual, psychological and bodily ruin that accompanies indefinite detention on Nauru, if the reports turn out to be true this will be a genuinely monstrous act which will outrage millions of decent citizens.

Source: How has it come to this? | The Monthly

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 to allow dying Pakistani student a final family visit

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)

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 Australia wants to send refugees

Sacha Baron Cohen Reveals Latest Character

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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 About Dutton.

The controversial British star – whose previous characters include Borat and Ali G – went undercover for over a year, conning media commentators, the general public, and Tony Abbott into thinking he was a former policeman from Queensland. But in reality it was the skillful Baron Cohen pulling all the strings.

As with Baron Cohen’s other characters, ‘Dutton’ pushed the limits of good taste in order to provoke a response. “Getting Border Force to demand to see people’s papers, joking about Pacific Islands being swallowed by climate change, the $7 GP co-payment – these were great gags. I can’t believe how far we were able to take them,” the Bruno star said at the launch today.

Baron Cohen said he thought his cover might have been blown last month when he commented that the ABC and media corporation Fairfax were waging ‘a bit of a jihad’ on the Government. “That’s when I thought I might’ve pushed it too far. Who says stuff like that!”. But the joke went by unnoticed.

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 Peter Dutton caught joking about the effect of climate change on Pacific islands