Peter Dutton slams NZ PM Jacinda Ardern after she has skewered Scott Morrison about the deportation policy
Peter Dutton closes PM Jacinda Ardern from New Zealand after she skewered Scott Morrison about the deportation policy at a difficult press conference
- Jacinda Adern used a press conference to attack Australian deportation policy
- Mr Dutton described her comments as ‘regrettable’ but will not deviate from the policy
- Arden raised the issue that criminals raised in Australia are still being deported
- Interior Minister has “no regrets” about the amount of visas that have been canceled for criminals
Home Secretary Peter Dutton has pulled out New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for challenging Australia’s controversial deportation laws.
Last week, Ardern used a joint press conference with Prime Minister Scott Morrison to attack the policy, sending around 2,000 criminals back to New Zealand.
“Don’t deposit your people and your problems,” she said.
Mr. Dutton said that her comments were “regrettable,” but he refused to deviate from the policy.
At a press conference in Sydney on Friday, Ms. Arden criticized controversial deportation laws, sending 2,000 criminals back to New Zealand, regardless of how long they lived in Australia
“New Zealand is clearly in an election cycle right now,” he told Sky News on Monday.
“I think it’s a shame she made the remarks, but that would have played well for her in the interior.”
The Australian policy of deporting criminals born abroad has put pressure on trans-Tasman relations for a number of years.
“I think Australia is acting in our national interest and its job is to act in the national interest of New Zealanders, so I don’t think there is a surprise there,” said Mr. Dutton.
“But I don’t regret the number of visas we canceled, especially the people who committed sexual offenses against women and children.”
Dutton is not deteriorating and “does not regret the number of canceled visas” for criminals born abroad
Mrs. Ardern mentioned the example of a woman who had left New Zealand at the age of one, but was nevertheless kicked out of Australia.
Dutton does not decline.
“If you were born in Australia and you commit a crime somewhere in the world, you can expect to be deported back to Australia, and that is the responsibility of every sovereign nation,” he said.
“But for us, we have 99 percent of the people who come here and do the right thing.
“But if you are a non-citizen who comes to our country and attacks an Australian, breaks you in, steals … you can expect your visa to be canceled and deported.”