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Peter Dutton accuses Labor of highlighting ‘red herring’ on asylum claims – politics live

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The Coalition sharpens its attack against Labor’s plane asylum claims, while the farmers’ lobby sets out a drought strategy. All the day’s events, live 10.50pm BST And as for the hospitalisation argument (with estimates showing just 10% of the 132 people brought to Australia for treatment under medevac were hospitalised) it probably won’t shock anyone who has needed a medical assessment, or treatment, to learn it doesn’t always require hospitalisation.Particularly when it comes to mental health. 10.49pm BST We are back to the ‘can’t stop people entering Australia under medevac’ line (which is not true -the minister has 72 hours to stop someone from entering on national security and character grounds and Peter Dutton has used this power)Tanya Plibersek had this to say to the ABC about it this morning:
As the Minister he has the ability to prevent people coming here on character grounds. So I don’t know why he has ignored his obligation as a minister to evaluate whether people have, you know, whether they have got good character. He can stop them coming here if he wants to. And it’s, of course, the case that when people are here receiving medical treatment, if they’re not actually receiving the medical treatment at that moment, they are in immigration detention. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2019/oct/23/coalition-labor-morrison-albanese-drought-asylum-politics-live

Author : Amy Remeikis

Publish date : 2019-10-22 22:06:57

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