Sorry Saga - “It’s actually quite funny people thinking they know more than they actually do”


#6191

US has a problem with Guatemalans entering via Mexico claiming refugee status. US has asked Mexico to control Guatemalan transit. Australian Embassy with responsibility for Guatemala is based in Mexico City, may be influenced by US/ Mexican policies to Guatemalan citizens possibly seeking refugee status.
Might be worth your while contacting your Federal MP, seeing the issue is so topical.


#6192

Thanks @bigallan. Will definitely try that, am back in Oz next week. :slightly_smiling_face:


#6193

the question that needs to be asked. Is how much or what other communication has he had with Dutton in the past.

If he feels comfortable enough to threaten Dutton with pulling their donations if they dont let the au pair in to the country…what did he threaten him with during the push for a royal commission…

We know he has form with his threat making…he did it during the saga numerous times

its his MO


#6194

That’s the thing. Questionable favours also put both parties at a disadvantage if they don’t keep quiet.


#6195

In response to Dutton’s claims of a dirt file on Labor requests for intervention on visas, Chris Bowen said “ Of course I did, that’s my job”.
Dutton fought tooth and nail to protect his au pair interventions. The AAT overruled the FOI refusal, but allowed for redaction of the documents in regard to the names of those seeking intervention and to whom the visas were granted.
It’s not new. Lisa Martin ( now with the Guardian) has been chasing this down for a year or so and Adam Bandt has asked questions in the House.

Those names have come from leaks which he claims are by disaffected Border Force people.
But now he seemingly intends to release the names connected to Labor interventions. He doesn’t get it.
Nor does he get that the purpose of those entering under tourist visas were rorting the system by delivering in house unqualified babysitters at minimal cost compared to the cost of day care by qualified staff. It’s a big business and the conditions attached to getting an online tourist visa (available for select countries) are a lot simpler than getting a working holiday visa.


#6196

I say we just interview everyone coming into Australia on border security.
That would definitely stamp this bad behaviour by Voldemort out.


#6197

“After the break…she says she knows someone in the AFL so the rules don’t apply- does she know someone in the AFL?”


#6198

and don’t forget the working with children police checks that one must have …unless the children they were looking after were in their 30-50’s


#6199

Gil and Jude Donnelly scheduled to appear at the Senate Committee public hearing on 5 September, along with a raft of public servants, including Pezzulo, Head of Home Affairs. Not clear whether it will be televised.


#6200

Thanks BA, can you keep us posted, if you find out?


#6201

Was in Lorne over the weekend, at the Lorne pub for dins on sat night and who is sitting behind us as loud and obnoxious as anything - yep fat vlad, get this though he was just with his family. Skyting about his properties in toorak bla bla at he top of his voice. Took all of the missus persuasion for me not to throw a pot at him… would have been a waste of furphy I guess! C#@t!


#6202

You guessed wrong.
Although maybe Gil would have called Voldemort and have you deported to NZ based on bad character. Regardless of your citizenship or origin.


#6203

All I know is that is an inquiry - about au pair decisions - under the auspices of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Reference Committee, hearing to be be held in the Main Committee Room from 9 -1445 , with AFL last cabs off the rank. I expect the resident Canberra journos to cover.
Louise Pratt ( WA ALP) is the Chair.


#6204

Should have glassed him


#6205

Yeah that’d be funny…


#6206

Was in Lorne over the weekend, at the Lorne pub for dins on sat night and who is sitting behind us as loud and obnoxious as anything - yep fat vlad, get this though he was just with his family. Skyting about his properties in toorak bla bla at he top of his voice. Took all of the missus persuasion for me not to throw a pot at him… would have been a waste of furphy I guess! C#@t!

Should have asked him about Acquire Learning lending him $1.6m and then giving him a bonus of $1.6m as it ripped of vulnerable students.


#6207

The ripping off being at the non-resident tax rates of course.


#6208

The hearing can be accessed , through the Watch Read Listen Page on the APH site - aph.gov.au/


#6209

Hope Mr Pezzulo is an Essendon supporter!

Just looked up he is from Sydney so surely that helps.

Would love to see Gil charged over this. Then sacked from the AFL.


#6210

He’d get a huge payout- and who’s next in line?
Is it Hocking