Interior Minister Peter Dutton has given Kristina Keneally a stab after falling back on her position on asylum seekers.
Mr. Dutton took Twitter to Sunday to defeat Senator Keneally after she expressed support for boat rollbacks and offshore detention, despite the fact that in the past she & # 39; cruel & # 39; goods.
& # 39; It is not up to me to provide KK advice, but it may be a good idea to get a security briefing from the Department before escaping embarrassing statements or policies, & # 39; he tweeted.
The former NSW Prime Minister said that offshore processing remains an important element of Labor's asylum seekers policy.
Interior Minister Peter Dutton (photo) has made a mistake for Kristina Keneally after claims that she has fallen back on her position on asylum seekers
Mr. Dutton visited Twitter on Sunday to beat Senator Keneally (photo) after she had expressed support for boat rollbacks and offshore detention, despite being cruel & # 39; cruel & # 39; goods
& # 39; It ensures that we are clear: if you come here by boat, you will not settle in Australia, & # 39; said Senator Keneally.
The 50-year-old had previously expressed her aversion to the rollback of boats and even called for a royal commission for the treatment of asylum seekers in a series of columns from Guardian Australia.
In a July 2015 opinion piece, Senator Keneally wrote that the rollback of the boats went against Australian values.
& # 39; Such an action denies our past commitments to a benevolent welcome and violates our international treaty obligations. & # 39;
In a February 2015 column, she argued for a royal commission for asylum seekers and offshore detention.
The comment followed the Australian Human Rights Commission report on the offshore processing of children.
In a January 2017 column, Senator Keneally then suggested that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull bring refugees to Australia over doubts about a US-Australia deal for the exchange of refugees.
At that time, the US agreed to intercept asylum seekers at sea, and in turn Australia accepted asylum seekers detained at the US naval base Guantamo Bay.
& # 39; There is a solution to the Nauru and Manus Island problem of Malcolm, Turnbull, which is not dependent on the whims of an idiotic and unpredictable US president: bring the refugees to Australia, & # 39; wrote Senator Keneally.
Since then, she has defended her earlier position and said that she is not against turning over boats, The Australian reported.
Laten Let's be clear, Labor fully supports boat turns when safe, regional resettlement and offshore processing.
& # 39; Turning around a boat is an essential part to ensure that people don't drown at sea. & # 39;
Senator explained to Keneally that her views on border control had changed since she made the comments.
Mr. Dutton paid a visit to Twitter to give Kristina Keneally a stab after supporting support for turning back boats after previous comments in which she labeled the policy as & # 39; cruel & # 39;
The former NSW Prime Minister said that offshore processing remains an important element of the labor asylum seekers policy (stock image)
She said she no longer believed that a royal commission was necessary because all the children of Nauru and Manus Island had left.
She also stated that she supported the US and Australian refugee exchange agreement and only had reservations about the deal.
"Turning the boat around seemed to be a cruel instrument," she said The New Daily.
& # 39; But the conclusion of that article is actually that it is right to do.
& # 39; First, it disrupts human trafficking and, two, prevents people from dying at sea. & # 39;
Senator Keneally said she also supported a deal with New Zealand for resettlement of refugees.
& # 39; I would strongly urge the government to sit down with New Zealand as soon as possible – there is a solution possible with regard to the special visa class (to forbid them from entering Australia) & # 39 ;, she said. Daily telegram.
Senator Keneally's run-in comes moments after the new Labor leader Anthony Albanese has unveiled his shadow front bench.
Mr Albanese has divided his shadow cabinet between 12 men and women, all of whom he says, who have been given the role based on merit.
The 50-year-old had previously expressed her aversion about turning the boat around and even called for a royal commission for the treatment of asylum seekers in a series of columns from Guardian Australia
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