“Groomed a girl”: Dutton’s Parliamentary attack on ex-Border Force boss

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has used his Parliamentary privilege to launch a scathing attack on former Australian Border Force Commissioner, Roman Quaedvlieg.

Yesterday, Mr Dutton accused the ex-ABF boss of having “groomed” a younger woman who became his girlfriend.

“Mr Quaedvlieg was, as commissioner, sacked from his position,” he told parliament.


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“He was a man who groomed a girl 30 years younger than himself.

“He is discredited and disgraced.”

The former Commissioner hit back immediately, saying Mr Dutton should withdraw his “disgusting” comment.

“Grooming? Are you serious? That has legislative meaning. Is that what he meant? Parliamentary privilege, huh?” Mr Quaedvlieg tweeted.

The war of words between the two colleagues was originally sparked from Mr Dutton’s decision to grant visas for two au pairs held in immigration detention.

Mr Quaedvlieg has made two submissions to the Senate inquiry that is investigating Mr Dutton’s actions involving the visas for the au pairs.

However, he’s been criticised for including inaccurate dates in his submission.

After stints with the ABC and AAP, Mitchell joined 1029 Hot Tomato in 2017. He’ll be out and about bringing you the news that matters on the Coast.

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