Scott Morrison

The revelation that in 2013, when he was Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison asked ASIO to slow down security checks on asylum seekers applying for refugee status so they would miss a deadline allowing permanent residency in Australia, is unethical and immoral. But did his actions amount to a criminal offence or is there some civil action that could be brought against Morrison?

It is not suggested Morrison is guilty of an offence but his actions and the motivation for them raise some questions about lawfulness.