There can’t be any basis for subjecting these men to the further hardship and distress of being shifted in a quite brutal process to a ‘new’ and incomplete centre; a move accompanied by bizarre siege tactics, including switching off power and water, and restricting access to key health services.
Mr Turnbull and the Liberals have been spreading false rumours about me and my eligibility to represent the people of Fremantle.
At all times I have been eligible and qualified to represent the Fremantle electorate. I was one of the first members of parliament to release documentation showing the successful renunciation of my British citizenship. I have not served one day as anything other than an Australian citizen.
Afghanistan was not a place I expected to find myself in the course of 2014 – or ever, to be fair. One morning in early August I arrived at my office on Wray Avenue to read an email from a friend and former colleague, Peter Yates, asking if I would consider joining an international election observer (IEO) team involved in the audit and recount of the Afghan Presidential election.