18 May, 2016 17:45
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT
PRIME MINISTER MALCOLM TURNBULL has been forced to ask Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to ‘take it easy’ for the remaining forty-five days of the pre-election campaign.
This news apparently comes after the Prime Minister took a distressing phone call this morning from the former-Brisbane Police Officer, who was still rattled by an interview he had with conservative Sky News interview Paul Murray last night.
The interview, which has since made headlines today, once again sees Dutton at the centre of controversy, after he decided to berate “illiterate and innumerate” refugees for both taking Australian jobs and at the same time, not getting jobs.
“They won’t be numerate or literate in their own language, let alone English,” Mr Dutton said.
“These people would be taking Australian jobs, there’s no question about that.
“For many of them that would be unemployed, they would languish in unemployment queues and on Medicare and the rest of it so there would be huge cost and there’s no sense in sugar-coating that, that’s the scenario.”
Political commentators have likened this bizarre monologue to the South Park WWE Episode where a large group of rednecks rally together to sporadically shout ‘Dey terk our jerbs’.
It was just after these comments came into the spotlight that the Prime Minister was forced to take one of the more uncomfortable phone calls of his time in office.
Luckily, The Betoota Advocate’s Darwin correspondent was nearby when our Prime Minister accidentally answered his mobile on speakerphone while on the campaign trail this morning.
Our journalists described how Turnbull developed a thin film of clammy sweat above his brow as he was asked by the Minister Of Immigration, “Can’t we just shoot them”.
“If you are asking me what I think you are asking me… No, Peter. No we definitely cannot” responded the the Prime Minister.
“In fact, I’m surrounded by media, mate. Get on WickR if you want to ask me hectic questions like that,”
“I don’t want to hear about this again. Can’t you go and bust someone smuggling cigarettes or something. That was very Abbott of you.”
Peter Dutton has refused to give comment today, but once again, he has outlined that he will not be blackmailed by human decency when it comes to the livelihood of stateless refugee families.