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Albanese government is moving to head off a new Coalition attack on asylum seeker policies

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
June 10 2022 - 7:30pm
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

In the early months of the Abbott government it was then-immigration minister Scott Morrison who deflected media questions about asylum seeker boat arrivals, using the catch-all excuse that he would not comment on "on-water" matters.


Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on