Immigration minister Andrew Giles is doing extra backflips than a Romanian gymnast – however simply cannot nail his touchdown, writes PETER VAN ONSELEN

The theatre of the absurd continued right now as besieged immigration minister Andrew Giles known as a media convention to declare that Path 99 is lifeless buried and cremated. 

It’s being changed by ‘Path 110’ which is able to put group security first, based on the minister. Particulars stay very scant. 

Which begs the apparent query why Path 99 did not try this to start with. As a result of if it did it would not should be changed. And the truth that it did not ought to be sufficient to have gotten this minister sacked way back. 

But there he was this morning, Andrew Giles asserting a brand new system to exchange the botched and failed previous one which he was accountable for. Each its design and its implementation. 

It was badly designed and poorly managed after its implementation.  

The theatre of the absurd continued right now as besieged immigration minister Andrew Giles  (pictured) known as a media convention to declare that Path 99 is lifeless buried and cremated

Path 99 was launched by the brand new Labor authorities over a yr in the past, purpose-built to appease considerations by New Zealand that too lots of its residents who dedicated crimes on this nation had been getting despatched residence. 

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was a proud advocate for it when he acquired to face subsequent to then-Kiwi PM Jacinta Ardern making the announcement. 

The one drawback was that it did not prioritise group security as Path 110 now will. It additionally utilized to all abroad arrivals, not simply New Zealanders. 

It resulted in a bunch of examples surfacing of criminals who did not have their visas cancelled as a result of Path 99 didn’t prioritise group security. 

Rapists, little one sexual predators and home abusers every one had been permitted to remain moderately than be deported. 

The same minister who presided over this mess - adding to it with inaccurate statements like perpetrators 'being surveilled with drones' - is now responsible for fixing it

The identical minister who presided over this mess – including to it with inaccurate statements like perpetrators ‘being surveilled with drones’ – is now accountable for fixing it

They had been in a position to depend on their ties to household and the group to pressure the hand of Administrative Appeals Tribunal commissioners listening to their instances, compelled to just accept the development of Path 99 and permit them to remain. 

A Sudanese resident used ties to the native Aboriginal group to justify staying. Convicted home violence abusers used ties to household to remain. 

You could not make this up.  

The deputy head of the AAT, Stephen Boyle, was fairly specific in spelling out this actuality when handing down his written causes for a few of his choices. His hand compelled by the stupidity of Path 99.

At the least it’s gone and changed by Path 110 – if now you can have faith in the identical minister overseeing the brand new guidelines. 

It’s completely ridiculous that the identical minister who presided over this mess – including to it with inaccurate statements like perpetrators ‘being surveilled with drones’ – is now accountable for fixing it. 

Giles has been something however contrite about his failures, utilizing Query Time to attempt to throw insults again on the opposition moderately than take accountability.  

His lack of ability has been all too clearly placed on very public show these previous few weeks. However as a result of he is nice mates with Albo and in the identical faction, he has survived. 

Additionally as a result of the PM was intimately concerned within the introduction of this catastrophe of a coverage. 

The PM did not wish to reward the opposition for complaining about Giles, placing cussed political positioning forward of doing the suitable factor. 

There should be no escaping responsibility for this mess, certainly not for Giles. The entire reason it has occurred is because of a change of policy Labor introduced

There ought to be no escaping accountability for this mess, actually not for Giles. Your complete motive it has occurred is due to a change of coverage Labor launched

There ought to be no escaping accountability for this mess, actually not for Giles. Your complete motive it has occurred is due to a change of coverage Labor launched. One they’ve now scurried away from and changed.

But Giles will not take accountability, his boss will not act in opposition to him and so they all at the moment are enjoying the blame sport as an alternative. Giles says his division let him down. Albo says the Coalition had already made a meal of immigration when it was in authorities. 

That was greater than two years in the past now. The final election was in Might 2022. At what cut-off date will this Labor authorities lastly begin taking accountability for what occurs on its watch? 

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