Peter Dutton

The African gang crisis has been brewing in Australia's media for years

Australia doesn’t need a Breitbart – our conservative media does the job just as well<p>How do you end up with a neo-fascist propounding his views on immigration on national television? To answer this question, you need to understand how a racially motivated moral panic has brewed in right-leaning …

Liberal Party of Australia

Dutton refuses Senate order to release details of refugee services contracts on Manus

Home affairs minister says disclosing information risks relations with PNG as standoff continues over use of local labour for security contract<p>The federal government has refused an order from the Senate to release documents on the health, construction and security services for refugees on Manus …

Refugees

'African gangs' debate polarises Australia

<b>Recent heated debate about crime in Melbourne has zeroed in on the city's African-Australian youth. But as Trevor Marshallsea writes, many believe their role has been unfairly exaggerated, with allegations officials are caught up in racist mischief-making.</b><p>Melbourne is a place of stunning …

Liberal Party of Australia

EDITORIAL EXCERPT: Malcolm's Day of disappointment

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he is disappointed with Australians. But Australians are more than disappointed in him. read now...

Australia

Do 1 Thing Before You Pay Your Bill

Photo credit: Peter Dutton, CC BY 2.0.<p>It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to Do 1 Thing.<p>Today, my one thing is to figure out why my water bill …

Liberal Party of Australia

Manus info would hurt PNG ties: government

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says the government can't release details about building new accommodation for asylum seekers on Manus Island.

Manus Island

Christian Porter missing in action amid 'shocking attacks' on Victorian judges, Labor says

Mark Dreyfus accuses new attorney general of failing to stand up for the rule of law<p>Labor has accused the new attorney general, Christian Porter, of failing to stand up for the judiciary against his fellow minister Peter Dutton’s accusation that Victorian judges are “civil libertarians” who hand …

George Brandis

Independent media: Our democracy depends on it

<i>Newly tertiary-qualified veteran journalist, Cathy McQueen, argues Australia's democracy depends on our support of independent media.</i><p>Opinion<p>I HAVE …

Journalism

Latest changes to detention centre protocols provoke hunger strikes, heartache

New restrictions on visitation to Australian detention centres seem needlessly cruel. Rebekah Holt investigates the results of such measures and asks …

Liberal Party of Australia

No Channel Seven, Cottrell is no 'right wing activist'. He's dangerous

Young Liberals are right wing activists. The Institute of Public Affairs are right wing activists.<br>Blair Cottrell is something else, a man who happily …

Brisbane

‘Not divisive’: Turnbull allies dig in behind January 26 as date for Australia Day

The Turnbull government has rubbished calls from the Greens to change the date of Australia’s national public holiday, citing differences of opinion …

Australia

Law Council issues warning over 'political attacks on the judiciary'

The quality of the Victorian judiciary has been called into question as part of an ongoing political row over crime in the state.<p>Last week, Home …

Liberal Party of Australia

Channel Seven under fire over interview with far-right activist

News report on a meeting to canvass action against ‘immigrant crime crisis’ failed to mention criminal history of United Patriots Front leader Blair Cottrell<p>Channel Seven has attracted criticism for reporting on a meeting of far-right activists in Melbourne and interviewing one of the movement’s …

Liberal Party of Australia

Congratulations Australia, We've Successfully Normalised Neo-Nazis

Just when you thought Australia’s counter-factual hate campaign against the African-Australian community couldn’t get more absurd, 7 News has upped …

Racism

Legal body flags pitfalls for lawyers networking on Facebook

more from lawyers weekly<p>06:05<p>A number of legal bodies have condemned federal home affairs minister Peter Dutton’s latest commen...<p>06:00<p>The testing of …

Liberal Party of Australia

Most Australians want sugar tax on drinks – Guardian Essential poll

Bill Shorten’s approval rating slumps but Labor maintains its 53% to 47% two-party preferred lead<p>A majority of Australians support a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, a new poll has found.<p>The Guardian Essential poll, released on Tuesday, found 53% of the 1,038 respondents were in favour of a sugar tax …

Bill Shorten

Attacks on Sudanese cover for the Libs' nationalist crisis

It’s a point missed by many progressives in their reaction to Peter Dutton’s race-baiting over South Sudanese crime in Victoria: he’s doing so from a …

Liberal Party of Australia

Criminal who has never set foot in New Zealand to be deported here from Australia

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said last month that Australia should only be deporting criminals with genuine links to New Zealand.<p>Australia will …

Jacinda Ardern

Victoria's multicultural commissioner says media 'has hammered' African community

Dr Mimmie Watts says there are ‘pockets of disengaged rascals’ but objects to the term ‘gang’ after Dutton’s attack on judges<p>Melbourne’s African community has been “hammered” by weeks of political furore over youth crime and claims of “gang” violence are not helping, the Victorian multicultural …

Multiculturalism

Forget Oprah for president - who are the contenders to be Australia's next female PM?

In the United States there is a buzz brewing around TV host Oprah Winfrey running for president. And a considerable bulk of Americans who remain …

Prince Harry

South Sudanese Australian man blames Turnbull and Dutton for 'racial attack' on family

Queensland police investigate after videos of a violent encounter are posted on Facebook with a post blaming politicians’ comments on ‘African gangs’<p>Queensland police say they are investigating an incident in which a South Sudanese-Australian family say they were followed home, racially abused, and …

Liberal Party of Australia

Peter Dutton for prime minister!

Peter Dutton is a household name. Most Australians would see the inaugural home affairs minister as tough and politically incorrect — proudly so — …

Liberal Party of Australia

#AfricanGangs: Australia's Africans respond to racism

The African community in Australia used the hashtag #AfricanGangs to show how educated and diverse Australia's African communities are.<p>Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said people in Melbourne are afraid to go out to restaurants at night because of #AfricanGangs.<p>This has put African communities …

Australia

Law body worried over attack on judiciary as Dutton steps up 'African gangs' rhetoric

While not singling the minister out, Victorian legal association says the criticism of its system is ‘totally inappropriate and without foundation’<p>The Law Institute of Victoria has said it is “extremely concerned” about political attacks on the judiciary after the federal home affairs minister, …

Liberal Party of Australia

Peter Dutton turns blowtorch on Victorian judiciary

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has turned up the heat on Victoria’s judges, saying soft sentencing is at the core of Victoria’s crime issues.<p>Mr …

Liberal Party of Australia

Sixteen years later and the contemptuous Peter Dutton is still making the same speech

It was only seven months ago that Greg Hunt, Michael Sukkar and Alan Tudge, under threat of contempt of court charges, made an unconditional apology …

Liberal Party of Australia

Youth crime: Judges reject Peter Dutton's 'sledging' of courts as 'gangs' debate escalates

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton's criticism of Victoria's judges and magistrates is "unfair and unwarranted" and the judiciary should not be …

Liberal Party of Australia

Victoria Police, African leaders talk gang crime

Victoria's African community and police have pushed ahead with a task force to solve youth crime, capping off two weeks of political warring over the …

Liberal Party of Australia

It's time for our voice to be heard beyond the #AfricanGangs campaign

After the success of the hashtag it’s now up to South Sudanese Australians to take matters outside social media into the community<p>Let’s put this out there from the outset: the South Sudanese Australian community has had enough. We won’t accept to be bullied – not anymore. The recent comments by the …

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