It’s the tiniest start. But the first offshore refugees leaving Papua New Guinea and Nauru for the US this week represented a new life for more than 50 people and a glimmer of hope for others.
So it was a nasty, jarring note when Immigration Minister Peter Dutton marked their departure with a derogatory spray.
Dutton, appearing in his regular spot with 2GB’s Ray Hadley was asked about a newspaper photo of departees from PNG, which the shockjock said “looked like a fashion show” with people wearing “designer sunglasses”.
“It demonstrates what you and I have been discussing for a…