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27 April 2017

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Old habits die hard. It would seem that perhaps Peter Dutton has fallen back to some bad habits acquired in an earlier career, namely police verballing.

Someone should bring him to account before he bankrupts this country with litigation claims that will obviously ensue.

I think Ronny has a good case for a defamation action against Dutton.

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Three refugees who gave a hungry child fruit inside the Manus Island detention centre have hit back at suggestions of wrongdoing, lodging a formal complaint with the Australian Border Force over “false allegations”, along with a plea to release the CCTV footage which they say will exonerate them.

The immigration minister, Peter Dutton, said the men’s assistance of the boy inside the detention centre created “a lot of angst” on Manus, and alleged it was the trigger the Good Friday shooting rampage by Papua New Guinea defence force personnel on the centre, despite it occurring five days before the riot.

Police on Manus and the PNG defence force have repudiated the minister’s allegations, saying the rampage – which involved more than 100 shots being fired into the detention centre and a defence force vehicle ramming a gate – was sparked by a fight over a soccer pitch on Good Friday afternoon. The boy’s presence inside the centre was unrelated, police said, and attracted “no complaint”.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/apr/27/manus-refugees-who-fed-child-lodge-complaint-about-duttons-false-allegations

Scott Morrison (SchoMo) attracted a lot of personal approbation when he was the migration minister but it was always apparent that he was an ambitious politician using the position as a stepping stone and that his personal views were irrelevant. The asylum seekers were just unfortunate sacrifices to his ambition. Nasty character but a smart one.

The scary thing about Mutton is that he actually believes his own rhetoric. Very nasty character but a dumb one.

The English refer to their conservative party as the 'nasty' party. Quite a few observers are now using the same epithet for the Liberals in Australia.

I can think of a lot more epithets to describe them, including incompetent, bumbling and divorced from reality. Some of those also apply to Labor.

Every time Dutton opens his mouth the more ashamed I am to be Australian. The man is a despicable disgrace.

Dutton. I believe formerly a Queensland policeman. Phil's Mutton Dutton.

Then we had at one time the minister for everything Russ Hinze, the Jo Show and the comissioner Terry Lewis.

And prior to that Ross Bischoff also an erstwhile Police Commissioner. Et al.

Deception at least, Dutton no less, Tribunal and trials tagged too.
Amazingly, clear air arrives for candidature, Ronny admirably resilient.

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