Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Mark Dreyfus slammed female Sky News journalist, Olivia Caisey, as he isn’t taking shit from her over government apologise for the reoffending of three people released from immigration detention due to a High Court ruling.
Mark Dreyfus has been told to apologise to a female reporter after he erupted following a question about Labor’s response to a bombshell High Court ruling.
The Attorney-General blew up at Sky News journalist Olivia Caisley after she asked whether the public were owed an apology, calling the query “absurd” as he shouted at her to not interrupt him.
In the wake of the fiery exchange Deputy Opposition Leader Sussan Ley called on the Attorney-General to apologise for shouting down “legitimate questions from a capable and effective young woman in the Press Gallery.”
The High Court’s decision on November 8, in a case brought on behalf of a stateless Rohingya man who had served time for raping a child, found that detainees could not be kept in indefinite immigration detention if they could not be deported.
In a statement tabled in the Senate yesterday, Dreyfus said the legal advice made clear that a detainee’s criminal record could not be used to keep them in detention.
Since the landmark ruling, at least three of the approximately 150 people released from detention have been either arrested or charged.
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