Acting PM Winston Peters challenges Australia on Kiwi teen’s detention
Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters has challenged the Australian Government to meet the obligations of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child over the detention of a 17-year-old New Zealander under its deportation policy.
The 17-year-old has been held in a Melbourne immigration detention centre for the past three months and is the first youth detained under hardline migration rules.
A decision on his visa status is expected soon.
He is being held under a section of the Migration Act that provides for deportation where someone on a visa is deemed a potential risk to the community.
That weird feeling you are experiencing over Winston Peters mauling Australia is the surprise of a NZ Prime Minister finally standing up for us.
The disgusting way NZ is treated by Australia should be challenged constantly. This was how much John used to challenge Australia…
…it is righteous that Australia be challenged on their appalling treatment of our citizens and I’m glad to have a Prime Minister who is prepared to do that.
Good one Winston.
Not being on The AM Show is the second best thing he’s done this week and it’s only Wednesday!