Labor’s refusal to even discuss a more humane approach to refugees shows the party leadership has learned nothing from five years of death and misery on Manus Island and Nauru, Greens Immigration spokesperson Nick McKim says.
“Bill Shorten and the factional bosses have decided yet again to lock in behind Peter Dutton’s campaign of misery,” Senator McKim said.
“This is a crackdown on compassion and hugely disappointing to the millions of Australians who don’t support what is being done in their names.”
“People have died and suffered immensely because of the bipartisan cruelty on Manus Island and Nauru.”
“That Mr Shorten won’t even allow party members to debate the issue shows how much Labor has abandoned its moral compass.”