The biggest church denominations in Australia have warned Immigration Minister Scott Morrison against amending a core migration act that could give him unparalleled power to "play God" and deport asylum seekers. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/churches-warn-scott-morrison-against-playing-god-with-asylum-seekers-lives-20140214-32o0j.html
Scott Morrison clashes with Human Rights Commission head amid defence of child detention Scott Morrison speaks public hearing of Human Rights Commission: "This is an inquiry into children in detention as you have stated. However it could be more accurately described as an inquiry into children Labor put in detention," he said, blaming Labor #auspol
Employment inequality fears. Young job seekers are paying up to $2000 to get work experience as unpaid interns, raising concerns about the potential for exploitation and an unfair playing field for those unable to afford the opportunities.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison The contempt of the Abbott Government for Australian Voters has sunk to unbelievable low levels. Scott Morrison's arrogance and petulance is beyond belief. We must go back to a decent and believable Government and toss to the bin the Coalition of Abbott/Murdoch/IPA. An organisation of evil machinationsAbbott/Murdoch/IPA. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/morrison-retreats-from-media-on-asylum-seekers-20131227-2zzsw.html.
Abbott's Ministers have become expert Gymnasts. Another back-flip from Scott Morrison. Scott Morrison moves to revoke government's freeze on protection visas Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/scott-morrison-moves-to-revoke-governments-freeze-on-protection-visas-20131220-2zp29.html#ixzz2nyjh1Ymf
Asylum seeker resettlement deals 'not just about safety': UNHCR The UNHCR’s director of international protection Volker Turk has also diplomatically rebuffed Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's push for signatories to the Refugee Convention to define their own obligations.
Australians are "sick of being lectured to by the United Nations", Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said after a report found Australia's treatment of asylum seekers breaches an international anti-torture convention.