Home Secretary Claire O’Neill said the exploitation of the immigration system had become a political issue for opposition leader Peter Dutton.
As this masthead reports, immigration agent Jack Ta – whose firm was used by a dozen drug criminals to stay in Australia on bogus asylum seeker claims – Boasting a ‘cozy’ dinner with DuttonFormer Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications.
Dutton said in a statement that he “had never met one-on-one with Mr. Never,” he said. .
But during an appearance on Radio National this morning, O’Neill said Dutton “went around the country on what a tough guy he was at the border” while also presiding over a system exploited by criminals. said.
“I’m really worried about that,” O’Neil said.
She went on to add:
I don’t want to imply that people knew the criminal act was on foot.
[But] Let Peter Dutton speak tough at the border for virtually nine years. Yet at the same time he presided over the system that made these things possible.
I hope the opposition leader comes out today to discuss some of these issues. taught me. And with his watch, this was allowed to happen.
Ms O’Neil said she was unsure if similar abuse was occurring under her supervision. Therefore, the government is considering revising the visa system.
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