Shaky rebuttal by Australian Home Affairs Minister

Comment by tonytran2015: The immediate family of a citizen or permanent resident do not automatically become citizens or permanent residents. The rebuttal is faulty.

Andrews disputes arrivals stats

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews has rejected a suggestion around half of people arriving from overseas and entering hotel quarantine are not citizens or permanent residents.

Queensland’s Deputy Premier Steven Miles made the suggestion earlier this week,..

Ms Andrews told Nine Radio Mr Miles’ claim isn’t correct.

“More than 80 percent of people going into hotel quarantine are Australian citizens, permanent residents or their immediate family,” she said.