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Yesterday, was a confusing day if you happened to be observing Australian Immigration News in the media.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton shared two different views in regard to refugees. The first, being that Australia should accept more refugees from Iraq and Syria with the second being that Malcolm Fraser made a mistake in the 1970's by accepting Lebanese refugees.
"The advice I have is that out of the last 33 people who have been charged with terrorist-related offences in this country, 22 of those people are from second and third generation Lebanese-Muslim background," Minister Dutton stated in Parliament.
Labor MP Tim Watts on social media labelled the comments "extraordinary".
"The Minister for Immigration seems to think that criminal behaviour by 'second and third generation migrants' (AKA 'Australians', AKA the grandchildren of migrants) is attributable to immigration policy," he said on Facebook.
The writer can't help but think our Minister is clutching at straws by trying to appease different segments of the community. After all, he does have the Prime Ministership in sight and our leaders are now trying to replicate the 'TRUMP EFFECT'.
Personally, I think he should focus more on his portfolio rather than make damaging statements that could potentially do more harm than good.