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I have just been reminded of this story Ben Doherty wrote last year in regards to the US-Australia refugee deal,
Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban is influencing Australia’s offshore processing system – with all Iranian and Somali refugees rejected for resettlement in the US.
The third version of Donald Trump’s travel ban bars or limits entry to citizens of five Muslim-majority countries – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen – as well as North Korea. The ban’s constitutionality is currently being considered by the supreme court but is currently in effect.
You may have seen yesterday that the Australian Electoral Commission found that GetUp was not an associated entity.
The Morrison government has already succeeded in this parliament in passing laws to cover the activities of all political actors by banning undue foreign interference in Australian elections. This includes a tough new disclosure regime, which applies to political campaigners like GetUp, and began on 1 January.
If political campaigners like GetUp want to act like a political party, they will be treated like one under the new regime.Continue reading...