ALP/Greens vote for Open Slather
IMMIGRATION Minister Scott Morrison has been labelled brutal for banning new permanent protection visas for asylum seekers already in Australia.Mr Morrison has used his ministerial powers to put an immediate cap on the number of protection visas for people who have arrived by boat. That means the number has been limited to 1650 until at least July next year, when the cap will be reset. Another nail in the coffin of the illegal people smugglers and if the ALP/Greens don't like it then it will be good for the country. The minister blames Labor and the Greens for playing parliamentary games by combining in the Senate on Monday to scuttle the coalition's re-introduction of temporary protection visas (TPVs). Greens MP Adam Bandt condemned both Mr Morrison and Prime Minister Tony Abbott for "acting like thugs" and leaving refugees in permanent limbo.
"What a way to treat some of the world's most vulnerable people who have come here seeking help," Mr Bandt told reporters.
"This is a government that is revealing its former brutality day by day."TPVs allow boat people to work so when ALP/Greens dissallow the reintroduction of TPVs exactly who are the"thugs"? I reject the Greens definition of boat people as vulnerable as it presumes that they are all fleeing persecution when in fact we know that is not the case. Labor MP Kelvin Thomson disagreed with Mr Morrison's description of the disallowance motion as an "own goal" for Labor and the Greens, and voiced disappointment the refugee intake will not reach the former Labor government's 20,000 a year. Different subject Kelvin - the subject is: How do we fix up the ALPs Open