Blame game erupts in Parliament over 141 'hardcore' criminal asylum seekers ... trends now

Blame game erupts in Parliament over 141 'hardcore' criminal asylum seekers ... trends now
Blame game erupts in Parliament over 141 'hardcore' criminal asylum seekers ... trends now

Blame game erupts in Parliament over 141 'hardcore' criminal asylum seekers ... trends now

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Anthony Albanese's under-fire government has attempted to blame Peter Dutton for the bungled handling of the release of 141 asylum seekers from immigration detention. 

After weeks of criticism from the Coalition over its handling of the 'mess ' following the High Court decision, senior ministers attempted to turn their attention to Mr Dutton Wednesday. 

Immigration Minister Andrew Giles argued in Question Time on Wednesday that Labor opposed the High Court decision, but had no choice but to oblige with the ruling.

'I can tell you who did make a decision,' he said. 

'The Leader of the Opposition intervened as the then Minister for Immigration to allow the convicted paedophile at the centre of the High Court case NZYQ to apply for a new visa instead of seeking to have him removed from Australia.'

After enduring weeks of criticism from the Coalition and the general public over the move, the gloves are finally off and Labor has laid the blame squarely at the feet of Peter Dutton

After enduring weeks of criticism from the Coalition and the general public over the move, the gloves are finally off and Labor has laid the blame squarely at the feet of Peter Dutton

Mr Giles claimed this decision 'enabled [NZYQ] to stay in this country'.

'The Leader of the Opposition's personal intervention meant that he was allowed to remain in Australia until the day the High Court made its decision.

'This ultimately is his mess. 

'Once again, this Leader of the Opposition talks tough but he acts weak. It is time... It is time... And you need to stop playing political games and work with us to keep Australians safe.'

After the revelation, both Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Home Affairs Minister Clare O'Neil also made reference to Mr Dutton's involvement in his past role.

Ms O'Neil said: 'NZYQ would not even

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