Bob Katter has made headlines asking about a travel ban.
Bob Katter has made headlines asking about a travel ban.

Bob Katter calls for Trump-like travel ban

QUEENSLAND MP Bob Katter has been shouted down in Question Time to cries of 'shame' after calling on the government to introduce a Trump-style travel ban in the wake of the arrest of a NSW man on 'terrorism offences' yesterday.

Mr Katter also cited comments from the President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils condoning domestic violence as a 'last resort' while calling for a ban.

"Will the minister listen to his own backbench and the United States and ban visas from North Africa and the countries between Greece and India, exempting of course persecuted minorities, namely Sikhs, Jews and Christians?" Mr Katter asked.

Labor MPs shouted 'shame' as he finished the question.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton responded he could not comment on the Young case but said the majority of Australia's Islamic community were hard working people 'doing the right thing'.

"Where the 1 per cent are doing the wrong thing or people who would seek to do harm to our country, we will come down on them hard," Mr Dutton said.

"We have done that in the past and will continue to do that into the future. We are working with intelligence agencies and Governments around the world to make sure we can identify threats here and overseas and we will stamp out ISIL, we will stamp out those people that would seek to do us harm.

"We won't change our migration program because we have one of the best border protection systems in the world. It has been acknowledged by many countries. We have dealt with threats as they present at our border. We have stopped boats and we have stopped threats at our border. We won't step back from the tough decisions we have made because they are in our national interest."

News Corp Australia


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