A day of very bad ideas (i)

Six members of the Abbott cabinet have risen up against an extraordinary proposal to give a minister the power to strip an Australian of their sole citizenship.

The idea was proposed by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton  (who would have this power) and supported by the Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

This would effectively render people, suspected by the immigration minister of being terrorists, stateless.

 Peter Dutton wishes to give  himself the power to  strip Australians of their citizenship
Peter Dutton wishes to give himself the power to strip Australians of their citizenship

This comes into the category of ideas that are so bad it is almost impossible to start explaining what is wrong with them.

In Australian politics, the beginning of this explanation is rapidly becoming:” Well, Tony Abbott supports it.”

We have a legal system in Australia that is perfectly capable of dealing with people accused of terrorism.  We don’t need to hand that responsibility to politicians.

3 thoughts on “A day of very bad ideas (i)

  1. One can only hope that the Immigration Minister does not susp;ect too many people of being “tourists”. That kind of thinking can only give terrorists a bad name

      1. Ah yes
        I have heard of medical tourism to places like Thailand to get one’s cosmetic surgery done, so now we can have terrorism tourism where you blow up a few things on your holidays in Australia

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