“Ninety-nine per cent of people who come to our country do the right thing – abide by the laws… If they don’t and they commit an offence against an Australian citizen then they should expect to be booted out of our country.” – Peter Dutton, SBS News, 6 January 2018.
“There’s no room in Australia for foreigners who involve themselves in criminal bikie gangs… These gangs are heavily involved in all sorts of criminal activity.” – Peter Dutton, Herald Sun, 6 January 2018.
“They (bikies) run standover and extortion rackets, manufacture and distribute deadly drugs, and are, in large part, responsible for the ice scourge, which directly results in home and business robberies to pay for the addiction… If non-citizens lead that life then I’ll cancel their visas and rid our country of them.” – Peter Dutton, Herald Sun, 6 January 2018.
“People don’t see this in NSW [New South Wales], in Queensland, but the reality is people are scared to go out at restaurants of a night time because they’re followed home by these gangs, home invasions, and cars are stolen,” – Peter Dutton, Yahoo News, 4 January 2018.
“I’ve said for a long time we need to respect the judiciary, but in the end the magistrates at a state level are appointed by the state premiers… And if they’re employing civil libertarians and people who won’t put in place proper deterrence – well, you can expect the sort of outcomes we’ve seen in Victoria.” – Peter Dutton, 9 News, 3 January 2018.
“We just need to call it for what it is… African gang violence… frankly they don’t belong in Australian society… If people haven’t integrated, if they’re not abiding by our laws, if they’re not adhering to our culture, then they’re not welcome here.” – Peter Dutton, 2GB, 3 January 2018.
“You look at some of the jokes of sentences that are being handed down, there’s no deterrence at the moment… And the state government’s wrapped its police force up in this politically correct conversation – which I think they’re trying to break out of and they are trying to do the right thing – but I think the state government’s really been caught flat-footed… We just need to call it for what it is. Of course it’s African gang violence. It’s not the whole community, there are many good people within the community that would condemn this action as strongly as you and I would…and have done so, and to their credit.” – Peter Dutton, WAtoday, 3 January 2018.
“We need to weed out the people who have done the wrong thing, deport them where we can, but where they are Australian citizens, we need to deal with them according to the law.” – Peter Dutton, WAtoday, 3 January 2018.
“We take our advice on these matters from Victoria Police, not from desperate politicians propping up a desperate prime minister and his desperate government.” – Peter Dutton, WAtoday, 3 January 2018.
“We have a very significant number of young people of African descent in custody in our youth justice system at the moment.” – Peter Dutton, WAtoday, 3 January 2018.
“As a Victorian, frankly, he should know first hand why this is important and there’s, I think, a long way to run in this debate… But the short answer is that, if people haven’t integrated, if they are not abiding by our laws, if they don’t adhere to our culture, then they are not welcome here.” – Peter Dutton, WAtoday, 3 January 2018.