Peter Dutton to face no-confidence motion

Embattled Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton will face a no-confidence motion as the Greens and Labor attempt to pull MPs across the floor.

Mr Dutton has come under fire for his role in the au pairs affair, where he used his ministerial discretion to grant visas to the au pairs of high profile Australians, as well as a former police colleague.

He’s been accusation of using his parliamentary privile to help his mates, accusations the Minister has denied.


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Greens MP Adam Bandt said the minister has questions to answer.

“Peter Dutton told parliament he had no personal connection with the au pair’s potential employer, but then he went on radio and said the man was a former police colleague,” he told The Guardian.

“Peter Dutton has since doubled down, confirming that he knew the man he helped while maintaining there was nothing wrong with his statement to parliament.”

Mr Bandt will continue negotiations with crossbencher Andrew Wilkie, as well as other key members, as the Greens and Labor try to convince other politicians to cross the floor.

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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