Coalition gave Labor ‘every opportunity’ to show why migration laws must be ‘rushed through’

Nationals Leader David Littleproud says the Coalition gave the Albanese government “every opportunity” to show why their migration laws “needed to be rushed through”.

The government’s attempt to rush its deportation bill through parliament failed last week after the Greens teamed up with the Coalition to block the legislation in the Senate.

Three Labor senators have since expressed concern about the bill, warning Immigration Minister Andrew Giles would be handed powers that are too wide-ranging and without appropriate parliamentary oversight.

“We gave the government every opportunity to demonstrate why these laws needed to be rushed through, so much so that we helped them get it through the House of Representatives,” Mr Littleproud told Sky News host Danica De Giorgio.

coalition gave labor ‘every opportunity’ to show why migration laws must be ‘rushed through’

Coalition gave Labor ‘every opportunity’ to show why migration laws must be ‘rushed through’

“There should be some scrutiny there.

“The Prime Minister wasn’t able to demonstrate the urgency of this bill, I suspect, … has more to do with the factional trouble that he will have between the left and the right of his party.”

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