Tag: Peter Dutton

Old Dog Thoughts- News Corp closes it’s Real News Dept and sacks 180 Journalists to focus on Fake News it’s cheaper.

The Afghanistan War: Australia’s longest running deception

Fighting Fake News with REAL 4/3/20; Why is Deception the core of Conservative Politics? Morrison & Peter Dutton Australia’s Ministers of Incompetence. Fake News a constant at News Corp,

Holocaust denialism and far right on rise in Australia, says Frydenberg | Australia news | The Guardian

treasurer Josh FrydenbergAustralia's home affairs minister Peter Dutton

 Holocaust denialism and far right on rise in Australia, says Frydenberg | Australia news | The Guardian

 

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Peter Dutton’s response to a far-right threat shows how little has changed since Christchurch

Old Dog Thoughts- Murdering the ABC for Murdoch and the IPA, No Cut’s to the ABC was their election promise in 2013

ABC managing director David Anderson.

Fighting Fake News with REAL,9/12/19; Murder of the ABC; Wind Farms saving electricity bills; Dutton the worst Cabinet Minister ever; Arctic Ice Melt;

The backlash of change – » The Australian Independent Media Network

We have a Minister in Peter Dutton who seems obsessed with sadistically inflicting pain and suffering. The Biloela family could have stayed at home, contributing to the community while all their matters went through the courts.

Instead, two innocent little girls have been treated so badly that we have almost certainly breached our obligations under the UN Convention on Children, while they have probably been as traumatised for life as have the victims of institutional sex abuse.

And the cost to the taxpayer has been exorbitant – certainly more than enough to settle all the excluded refugees in jobs and contributing to the economy!

Australia – the Lucky Country? – I don’t think so!

Australia – the land of the Fair Go? – Only if you are white and wealthy!

via The backlash of change – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Mining company gets $20m contract to maintain Christmas Island detention centre that is holding four people | Australia news | The Guardian

The Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre

Peter Dutton’s Asylum Seeker’s Camp Care (ODT)

Mining company gets $20m contract to maintain Christmas Island detention centre that is holding four people | Australia news | The Guardian

‘Incredibly worrying’: legal fight looms around Australia over clampdown on protest | World news | The Guardian

Peter Dutton has described protesters as ‘a scourge’ with the threat of increased penalties and imprisonment in several states

On Monday, the activist group Extinction Rebellion will begin a week of global protests.

In Brisbane, home to the grassroots organisation’s first Australian chapter, activists are preparing to stage protests around the city. At the group’s headquarters in Woolloongabba, a busy training schedule is under way. It is hosting introductory sessions at local libraries planning two large-scale marches, with a litany of other “non-violent disruptive actions”.

Since the group conducted its first action in Australia in April, there have been more than 170 arrests, with penalties ranging from a warning to a $1,500 fine.

‘Incredibly worrying’: legal fight looms around Australia over clampdown on protest | World news | The Guardian

Old Dog Thoughts- Homeland Australia and the lowest morale in the country under Peter Dutton;

Protesters rally in Melbourne.

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 2/9/19; Dutton’s cruelty is representative of the LNP’s extreme-right -wing; Deportation,Au Pairs, Medevac, Homeland Depression, The worst Minister for 6 years; Bolt throws Dutton a smokescreen; Hong Kong and US fingerprints;

Deported From the Streets of Detroit to Death in Iraq

Death by Trump (ODT)

Before he was deported, Jimmy Aldaoud had never stepped foot in Iraq. Born in Greece to Iraqi refugee parents, he immigrated to the United States with his family via a refugee resettlement program 40 years ago, when he was just 15 months old. He considered himself American and knew hardly anything of Iraqi society. Still, on the afternoon of June 4, he found himself wandering the arrivals terminal of Al Najaf International Airport, about 100 miles south of Baghdad, with around $50, some insulin for his diabetes, and the clothes on his back.

via Deported From the Streets of Detroit to Death in Iraq

Spud PM? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The thought of Spud as PM is nauseating but his unhinged, delusional ambition will contribute to the demise of the most appalling government this country has ever experienced. Go Spud – give it another shot!

via Spud PM? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australian Government Fought For 17 Months To Conceal Inappropriate Questioning Of Gay Asylum Seekers

The Department of Government Secrets (ODT)

Australian Government Fought For 17 Months To Conceal Inappropriate Questioning Of Gay Asylum Seekers

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These Are The “Inappropriate” Questions Asylum-Seekers Were Asked By Australia To Prove They Were Gay

The buck stops with you, Peter Dutton, and these secrets aren’t yours to keep

The buck stops here ... Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.

US president Harry Truman had a sign on his desk that said “The buck stops here”. Truman understood that elected representatives in executive office are responsible for the decisions governments make and accountable to the people they represent.

via The buck stops with you, Peter Dutton, and these secrets aren’t yours to keep

AFP’s media raids risk eroding business sector’s confidence in Australia, expert warns – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Innes Willox

Australia has a habit of shaming itself on the world stage generally at the hands of the LNP. Kevin Andrews did it Tony Abbott made us a laughing stock and now Peter Dutton’s defence of the AFP raids on the Press have convinced the world we too are like Turkey and Bangladesh. (ODT)
Related Story: Labor should ‘think carefully’ about national security laws in wake of AFP raids, MP says
Related Story: AFP raid was consequence of ‘shining lights in dark corners’, says Buttrose
Related Story: What do the AFP raids mean for journalists and their sources?

Key points:

Australian Industry Group chief says the AFP raids “set back Australia’s reputation internationally”
He is concerned the precedent set by the raids could extend to business
He says the AFP’s reputation has also been damaged

AFP’s media raids risk eroding business sector’s confidence in Australia, expert warns – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Kristina Keneally’s appointment as Shadow Home Affairs Minister could make or break her career – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

 

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“It places a photogenic, high profile, but controversial political figure up against an equally controversial Liberal figure, Peter Dutton, in a portfolio that is fraught with landmines and opportunities for the Labor Party to get some traction.”

via Kristina Keneally’s appointment as Shadow Home Affairs Minister could make or break her career – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The price of not paying attention: Five ministers we cannot afford

Three years is a long time in any democracy. Three years of callous disregard for the vulnerable, the ill and the homeless, for the voiceless First Peoples, for the disabled and the elderly, the unemployed and the underemployed, and those held in detention without trial — some of whom have already attempted suicide this week. Three years is also a long time to spruik religion to a secular society, spit in the face of science and ignore the havoc we are wreaking on our natural world.

Morrison has already wasted $185 million on a stunt purely to stop critically ill asylum seekers (including children) from receiving medical attention. Morrison voted against a banking royal commission 26 times. He believes coal is the answer to our problems. Morrison is a failed Treasurer, who managed to double our debt. And ScoMo campaigned with only one policy: tax cuts.

via The price of not paying attention: Five ministers we cannot afford

Political Wrecking Ball for Hire : Tried and Tested works every time ! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When we thought we’d removed the idiots from the field we still find we have the greatest of them all left. (ODT)

As a wrecking ball, the Liberal Party has no further to look than Dutton. A man who manages to sail under the media radar by rarely making himself available to media scrutiny unless it happens to be a weekly love-in with Ray Hadley on 2GB or a scripted interview on Sky-After-Dark.

Even as the dust was settling over the leadership debacle Dutton declared that he had no regrets about bringing on a week of drama that had split the Liberal Party and halted Parliament. He continued to describe himself as a “better person” and a “person of greater strength and integrity to lead the Liberal Party” than Malcolm Turnbull.

You be the judge !

via Political Wrecking Ball for Hire : Tried and Tested works every time ! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Gutless wonders – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Yesterday we were subjected to a disgusting abuse of parliamentary privilege by a man who feels his actions should be beyond scrutiny.

Peter Dutton, outraged at what he calls a “personal smear campaign” against him, stood up in parliament and had what could only be described as a hissy fit, launching a cowardly and very personal attack on witnesses providing evidence to a Senate committee.

He also carried with him, every time he stood up, two large folders very obviously labelled with the names Chris Bowen and Tony Burke – the implication being ‘come for me and I will go for you’.

Asked to explain the rationale behind granting some people visas whilst rejecting others, his role in securing jobs for mates, and a possible conflict of interest regarding his businesses, he went into head-kicking mode.

All of the questions asked of Mr Dutton related to his actions as a Minister and his eligibility to sit in parliament.  None of those are personal smears.  They are legitimate questions.

Unfortunately, our Minister for Home Affairs does not think he should be held accountable and views any questioning as a personal affront.  If he has done nothing untoward, why is he so angry?  Why does he feel the need to impugn others?

 

 

via Gutless wonders – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Crime gangs: Facts, fiction and furphies

 

John Silvester

Yes, there is a sinister group (gang, if you like) well practised in the dark arts of moving quickly on the vulnerable for personal gain. They are the politicians who jumped into this debate with the subtlety of a belly flop in a wading pool.

Internal police figures show that of Victoria’s 15,000 “serious” crimes ranging from murder, serious assaults, rape and armed robberies to carjackings, around 200 are committed by offenders of Sudanese descent – which means you are 74 times more likely to be attacked by non-Sudanese.

So what do these statistics prove? Absolutely nothing, other than that you can always find a set of numbers to justify an argument.

Piss Weak on Law and Order Look No Further than Peter Dutton

The issue of law and order is squarely in Dutton’s domain, and while he has no responsibility on state matters, he has a major one on federal ones, particularly border protection. Which makes it all the more galling that while he wastes his energy on matters that are not his concern, he has been derelict on one in his own backyard. The problem is not that Dutton is too tough – it is that he is not tough enough.

For nearly 12 months the state government, at the request of senior police, have asked their federal counterparts to change the law to make it illegal to import Bute without a legitimate reason and still the loophole remains large enough to drive a truck (filled with drugs) through it.

So while the Feds can legitimately brag they have stopped the boats with asylum seekers on them, they have done stuff-all to stop the boats filled with 1,4-Butanediol. And make no mistake, more people are hospitalised from Bute than from being bashed by Sudanese crime gangs.

Yet we do have a serious black crime problem. In Australia, an Indigenous youth is 24 times more likely to be imprisoned than the community average for that age bracket. It is a national disgrace.
Rehabilitating young offenders is not the soft option, it is the smart one. The alternative of policies driven by anger, fear, half-facts and the pursuit of headlines or votes leads to more crime and more victims – and history shows that if you shut the door on people, they eventually want to kick it down.

Crime gangs: Facts, fiction and furphies

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

Going blind, begging for painkillers: Manus medical neglect continues | Australia news | The Guardian

Hamid Kehazaei

Under Peter Dutton’s Watch

Days after a coroner found “systemic failures” caused the death of Hamid Kehazaei on Manus Island, doctors say healthcare on the island is the worst it has been. Guardian Australia has learned of at least two critical cases being left untreated: one man faces permanent blindness and another has been five days with a suspected fractured femur, given only Panadol and a bandage.

Doctors say more refugees under Australia’s care will die if healthcare is not reformed.

Iraqi refugee Mohammed Hamza Hussein, who lost sight in one eye when he was beaten with a post during the 2014 attack on the Manus detention centre is now going blind in his other eye.

Ophthalmologists have said he requires urgent intervention – including treatments not available on Manus Island – in order to save his sight.
Former border force chief says Australia should investigate all deaths in offshore detention
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via Going blind, begging for painkillers: Manus medical neglect continues | Australia news | The Guardian

Rewarding incompetence – yet another scathing report about Dutton’s department – » The Australian Independent Media Network

“A consolidation of Australia’s border services has the potential to generate significant savings by removing duplication, better integrating and improving operational systems and practices, reducing staff, as well as consolidating back office functions and rationalising property. Savings could also come from greater efficiency in visa processing.”

However these benefits have not materialised.

A review published by the Australian National Audit Office last week into The Integration of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service highlighted significant and persistent departmental failings and no discernible benefit from the merger.

The report stated that the department “is not achieving commitments made to government in relation to additional revenue, and is not in a position to provide the government with assurance that the claimed benefits of integration have been achieved.”

Despite many previous criticisms and recommendations, “The department’s record keeping continues to be poor.”

“The audit found that the department did not maintain adequate records of the integration process. This finding repeats the outcomes of a substantial number of audits and reviews going back to 2005. The department’s own assessment is that its records and information management is in a critically poor state. The problems and their solutions are known to the department, and it has an action plan to address them, although numerous previous attempts to do so have not been successful.”

via Rewarding incompetence – yet another scathing report about Dutton’s department – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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

Peter Dutton

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