On Morrison’s order to delay asylum seekers visas

Ralph writes: Re. “Could Scott Morrison’s refugee scheme amount to a criminal offence?” (Wednesday) 

The Australia Public Service code of conduct requires APS officers to “at all times behave in a way that upholds the APS Values and Employment Principles, and the integrity and good reputation of the employee’s Agency and the APS”. We don’t know whether ASIO complied with the Minister’s request (I look forward to question time when Parliament resumes) but if it did then its officers should be pursued. “I was only following instructions” doesn’t cut it.

Marion Wilson writes: Re. “Could Scott Morrison’s refugee scheme amount to a criminal offence?” (Wednesday) 

Is anyone shocked? Do we condone politicians using our “protectors” to abuse us? We do not know and cannot find out if some of us have been cruelly deprived of a lawful entitlement. The end does not justify the means.

Peter Fray

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