Wait, Labor’s not trying to be clever, is it?
Attorney-General Robert McClelland told ABC’s News 24 the Migration Act could be amended to allow offshore processing.
“We believe an amendment is appropriate. Obviously the cabinet and caucus have to consider these issues but yes we believe that an amendment is desirable to put offshore processing beyond doubt, we think that should be done,” he said.
Last week, the High Court found the Immigration Minister could not send asylum seekers to Malaysia, because Malaysia is not bound by international or domestic law to provide them protections.
Mr McClelland says an amendment could remove some of those considerations for the Immigration Minister.
I see. So they deport refugees at ridiculous expense to prove that they’re not “beholden” to the Greens, to please those morons who believe Murdoch’s rags and think that Bob Brown is “the co-PM”; and they dare Tony Abbott to vote against legislation to enable offshore processing. I think they think they’re wedging him. They think they can out-nasty and out-tricky the Liberals.
They’re going to thoroughly deserve when it inevitably blows up in their face. Unfortunately, we won’t all deserve the consequence – an Abbott government.