Peter Dutton’s cuts to support payments for people seeking asylum are cruel, punitive and unfair, Greens Immigration Spokesperson Nick McKim says.
“This is a deeply unfair decision which could force people into poverty, homelessness and exploitative jobs,” Senator McKim said.
“It is a continuation of Dutton’s determination to punish migrants and undermine multiculturalism.”
“Many people affected by these cuts are studying, and all of them are trying to rebuild their lives.”
“To retrospectively punish people in this way is unconscionably cruel, but that’s exactly what we’ve come to expect from Peter Dutton.”