Sky News host Peta Credlin reflects on Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil’s “colossal own-goal” in parliament on Tuesday amid the “ongoing shambles” with the release of 141 immigration detainees.
Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell revealed emails which show Labor tried to resettle the child sex criminal immigration detainee in the United States ahead of the High Court decision.
The emails show negotiations were still going on with the US on November 3 – just five days before the High Court released its decision.
On Monday night, after the High Court announced that it would release its reasons for this detainee decision on Tuesday, the government brought in more legislation on the detainee issue.
Ms Credlin said it was legislation the Opposition “quite rightly” wouldn’t support.
“Well low and behold, the High Court released the reasons for its detainee judgment this afternoon, Peter Dutton was right,” she said.
“As the Court makes clear, the preventative detention regime is about the only way possible to get foreign criminals off the street if there’s still concerns about community safety.
“Today in parliament, the government tried to portray Peter Dutton as weak on border protection; having demonised him for years as a too-tough or too heartless.
“What a colossal own-goal from a minister and a government who have no idea about how to keep Australians safe.”