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03:00  12 july  2019
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Albanese 'making Shorten look good': Dutton© Nine Peter Dutton and Anthony Albanese had a tense exchange on Today. Anthony Albanese has been outfoxed by union boss John Setka, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has said in a fiery exchange on Today.

The Opposition Leader has moved to boot the CFMEU secretary out of the Labor Party.

But facing an injunction from the Supreme Court, Mr Setka's expulsion from the party has been put on hold.

Mr Albanese told Today’s Tom Steinfort he had not "shelved anything".

"There will be a national executive meeting. It will expel John Setka," he said.

"When something is before the courts just like when people take Peter Dutton to the courts, you have to respect the legal processes."

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Albanese 'making Shorten look good': Dutton© AAP John Setka is resisting efforts to boot him out of the Labor Party. But Mr Dutton hit back.

"It is interesting that this kama sutra model of leadership Albo has adopted," Mr Dutton said.

"The fact is he has been outfoxed by John Setka."

Mr Albanese insisted Mr Setka had been suspended from the party.

"Mate, you have boxed yourself into the corner," Mr Dutton said.

"You are making Bill Shorten look good I'm sorry to say."

Press freedom

It is an embarrassment that nobody in the Coalition is standing up for press freedom, Mr Albanese also said.

The opposition leader was responding to criticism from noted English human rights lawyer Amal Clooney after AFP raids targeting journalists last month.

Albanese 'making Shorten look good': Dutton© AAP Amal Clooney has criticised the police raids on Australian media outlets and journalists.

"(Press freedom) is an essential component of our democracy," Mr Albanese said.

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"The problem here is, Marise Payne the Foreign Minister went overseas to this conference about press freedom but no-one here in the government is standing up for media freedom and it is an embarrassment to our country."

"The raid on the ABC got coverage globally and it was very bad for us."

Mr Dutton said Mr Albanese's comments were "completely wrong", pointing out an inquiry has been announced into the raids.

Albanese 'making Shorten look good': Dutton© AAP The AFP raided the ABC headquarters in response to a story published in 2017.

"Nobody is above the law and the police have a job to do under the law," he said.

"To suggest there is a parallel between us and North Korea is a joke."

Indigenous recognition referendum

Both Mr Dutton and Mr Albanese have poured cold water on the suggestions that a third chamber be introduced to parliament for indigenous Australians.

Mr Dutton said the government was not in favour of a "third chamber".

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Albanese forced to backdown on Setka dump Labor has agreed to delay a decision about whether to boot construction union boss John Setka from the party. Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese is expected to face questions after being forced to delay his plan to expel controversial union b Lawyers for Labor consented to delay Monday's planned meeting of the national executive at which the embattled CFMMEU boss was expected to get the boot. Credit Cards Are Now Offering 0% Interest Until 2020 Find out more on Finder Ad

Will Peter Dutton be made to refer himself? I think the Barnaby Joyce’s argument that Malcolm Shorten asks about relevance, and Tony Smith says he was going to rule the question out of order, but Anthony Albanese makes a point of order – that Labor can’t ask the special drought envoy any

Back in Sydney, Bill Shorten said Dutton ’s remarks were “deeply divisive and offensive” and “comments What I can say is the more they talk, the better you look , Marty.” This was a day after Mirabella Mike Bowers joined Bill Shorten , Anthony Albanese and the member for Kingsford Smith

Albanese 'making Shorten look good': Dutton© AAP Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt is leading the process ahead of a potential referendum.

"It is great Ken Wyatt is the first indigenous affairs Minister. He has a process underway. Let him conduct the consultation," he said.

"Then we will make an announcement about the next step."

Mr Albanese said there was "no suggestion of a third chamber".

"This is spin in order to argue against the 'Uluru Statement from the heart'," he said.

"What it simply said was that there is a need for an indigenous voice to parliament."

Mr Albanese said he wished Mr Wyatt well.

Alek Sigley warned against returning to North Korea by Peter Dutton following release from detention.
Alek Sigley warned against returning to North Korea by Peter Dutton following release from detention

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