Peter Dutton’s attempts to deport Murri man Daniel Love to PNG is yet another disgraceful move by this Government.
Australian Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, Senator Rachel Siewert said:
“First Nations peoples are the traditional owners of this land, how deeply insulting, how disrespectful that Mr Dutton thinks that he should deport Mr Love.
“Mr Love has lived in Australia since he was 5 years old, he is a First Nations person. If anyone has the right to be here, it’s him.
“When the Government think they have a “problem” their solution is to ship people overseas?
“Is the Government’s solution to closing the gap to deport First Nations peoples?”
Australian Greens Immigration spokesperson, Senator Nick McKim said:
“Peter Dutton has attempted to reintroduce the White Australia Policy by stealth, and now he has extended it to First Nations people.”
“This is an absurd decision that defies all common sense.”
Lucy Cowcher-Guthrie (Senator Siewert) 0418 401 180