Labor’s day of ‘exquisite ironies’, hypocrisy and disappointment


The Albanese authorities’s election promised a brand new method of politics, however its hardened stance on immigration has raised the ire of critics.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (Picture: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

For a authorities that has to all appearances customary itself because the direct antithesis of the politics of division and hate, critics say the return to full parliamentary enterprise on Tuesday was an unedifying day laden with dashed hopes, disappointment and hypocrisy.

The Albanese authorities was scarcely midway via the second parliamentary sitting day of the 12 months when it suppressed debate over offshore detention, pitching itself as one with the previous authorities’s hardline immigration insurance policies and, within the course of, elevating the ire of the crossbench.

Rising to oppose the gag movement, unbiased MP Andrew Wilkie instructed the Home the transfer was a misplaced alternative to reckon with a number of years of failed, inhumane refugee insurance policies below governments of all persuasions.

Learn extra in regards to the crossbench response to the talk being shut down.

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