Dutton’s au pair drama shows hypocrisy of immigration policy

Original article by Waleed Aly
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: Online : 31-Aug-18

Peter Dutton has sought to create an image of being someone who believes in the importance of applying rules rigidly and in law and order. Humanitarian causes seemingly do not move him. However, in letting an au pair into Australia on a tourist visa when he was immigration minister, Dutton showed he was prepared to go against the principles on which he has earned his tough reputation. He was told the au pair had previously broken Australia’s visa rules and was likely to do so again, but he ignored the advice of Immigration staff. It would appear Dutton is happy to let some people into Australia illegally if they are "the right kind of people".


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