‘Extraordinary attack’: Lawyers angry at Peter Dutton’s ‘Un-Australian’ remark


The Law Council of Australia has labelled as “truly extraordinary” the Immigration Minister’s remarks about lawyers representing asylum seekers.

The nation’s peak legal body has hit out at Immigration Minister Peter Dutton for claiming lawyers who represent certain asylum seekers are un-Australian.

Mr Dutton’s comments around the issue came while discussing the federal government’s plans to kick off dozens of asylum seekers brought to Australia for medical treatment off welfare and social housing.

Prec 2bIn an intervew with broadcaster Alan Jones, the minister criticised “political correctness” and “feel good events” taking place around the country.

“It extends to some of our major law firms where part of their social justice agenda is for pro…

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