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Is Peter Dutton selling the Aussies out?

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Peter Dutton seems untouchable in his questionable practices (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

It is only a matter of time before the alleged corruption within Peter Dutton's department is brought to light, writes Nauroze Anees.

Senator McKim: Mr Pezzullo, I want to return to the matter we were discussing earlier about the referral to ACLEI or the allegations that prompted, ultimately, that referral to ACLEI. You and I had a discussion about that, as we commented on earlier. I think it was on 17 February. There was a news report that night on Ten News Sydney by Hugh Riminton which resulted in a media release being put out by Minister Dutton and it was a pretty frothy media release, I have to say. In that release he said, ‘These allegations are entirely false’. Did the department advise him that the allegations were entirely false?

 

Do you find it extraordinary that a matter you've referred to ACLEI was rejected as ‘entirely false’ by the minister?

These were some of the questions put to Mr Pezzullo in Senate Estimates on 22 March 2019, after Home Affairs deputy secretary Rachel Noble confirmed that the matter on which I blew the whistle has in fact been referred to the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity.

Again in the Senate Estimates, this time on 4 April 2019, under questioning by Senator Nick McKim it was confirmed that a referral was made to ACLEI on 6 March 2013 and accepted for investigation.

Peter Dutton has publicly said that William Betham was granted a visa by a departmental official and Betham's case never crossed his desk. Further, he continues to speak favourably of Betham, which is irreconcilable with what he has said publicly and in the Parliament about drug dealers. It is also noteworthy that in the past where a delegate of the Minister has reinstated a visa of someone who had it cancelled under s501 and it made news, Peter Dutton has been quick to use his godlike ministerial powers to cancel the visa again, and went on to do some chest thumping in the Murdoch Media.

Meanwhile Betham, who was put behind bars for a period of ten-and-a-half years involving significant resources being deployed by the Australian Crime Commission, remains a free man, enjoying his life of luxury on the Gold Coast and even potentially back with his alleged drug cartel mates making bigger plans to expand their drug cartel business in Australia.

In the meantime, Peter Dutton threatened to illegally deport me, made defamatory public statements against me and even claimed that I'm from Nauru.

I made a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and our Minister of Home Affairs is now also under investigation by OAIC.

As I have written previously, unlike Peter Dutton's threats to myself, he won't be able to deport, threaten or cage the truth and it was only a matter of time that more skeletons and evidence emerged as they did in a joint investigation by Fairfax and Four Corners.

Australians with knowledge and attention to detail know what I exposed of Dutton and his department stacks up. What I exposed was from behind enemy lines, locked up in Dutton's detention centre but having clear insight into matters examined by the investigation conducted by Four Corners and Fairfax media.

The audio recordings in the Huang matter seem to have been leaked by ASIO, indicating the massive lack of trust and confidence ASIO has in Peter Dutton.

As the most powerful minister in Australia's history, Peter Dutton has been subverting state institutions and selling Aussies out for profit. For the right price, he will sell everything which is dear to you.

Nauroze Anees is a Pakistani national, but an Australian at heart who calls Melbourne home. Nauroze has been unfairly incarcerated in an Australian immigration detention centre in Perth since 2016.

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