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I #backthebill, although - given my love of state accountability in a democracy - with some dismay, given that we have found ourselves in a predicament where a minister like Dutton *cannot be trusted* to sign off on the medical care that of sick and injured people. #auspol
The situation illustrates how dangerous someone like Dutton is on our democracy. There’s NO WAY there should be any extraparliamentary authorities empowered with the capacity to overrule the minister of a democratically elected government. That’s not what democracy is. Even if...
... matters are of the sort to be determined by experts, the responsibility inherent to our processes is that the people’s representatives give their assent. This is a crucially important principle, and a minister should embrace that responsibility.

Yet we’ve got a situation...
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An epic thread. RT’s appreciated 🙏🏼

Debunking all the lies by #Dutton that medical transfer of sick refugees from #Manus and #Nauru to Australia poses a national security risk to Australia. #BackTheBill

I’ll go one by one through all of Dutton’s lies in plain English now:
LIE: This would be first time refugees brought from offshore without ASIO clearance to Australia.

FACT: Of the 810 sick refugees already brought to Oz under LNP Gov almost none have had ASIO clearance, most brought here by court orders within a few days and without incident.
LIE: Oz Gov would have no control over sick refugees brought here on medical advice

FACT: All would be placed in community detention which can range from guards outside a hospital room (standard practice) to being held in actual detention centre. It’s solely the Ministers call.
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