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Australia Peter Dutton calls medevac laws a 'con'

17:50  16 october  2019
17:50  16 october  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is pushing to repeal the medevac laws, which have allowed more than 130 asylum seekers and refugees to come to Australia for medical treatment since February, arguing the legislation was a “con from day one”.

“I hope that we can abolish this bad law,” Mr Dutton told Sky News host Paul Murray.

Mr Dutton used his power under medevac laws, on Wednesday, to block a father from accompanying his 21-year-old daughter to Australia for her medical treatment, citing the man’s history of violence.

“I just don’t think Australians realise how bad it is for a government to be compelled to bring somebody to our country when we’re worried about their criminal history, we’re worried about their character,” Mr Dutton said.

Mr Dutton said his effort to overturn the medevac laws will depend on the support of Independent Senator Jacqui Lambie. 

Push to stop criminals from working at airports and docks .
Job applicants at border entry points would be subject to background checks for gang-related offences or previous convictions under a planned law.Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton told Today workers at border entry points needed tougher vetting, with 250,000 people currently able to access them by holding an EMSIC or ASIC identity card.

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