Opinion

Caretaker review needed after Coalition's election day boat stunt

By Stephen Bartos
Updated August 5 2022 - 2:23am, first published August 1 2022 - 7:30pm
Department of Home Affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

On election day, May 21, 2022, then-prime minister Scott Morrison pressured the Home Affairs Department to issue a media release about the interception of an asylum seeker boat. The Liberal Party texted about the media release to marginal seat voters with a message "keep our borders secure by voting Liberal".

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