Shadow immigration minister Dan Tehan voiced his disapproval, urging Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil to “come clean” about the decision and provide more details to the Australian public.
Mr Tehan told Sky News Australia such information was surfacing through the media rather than being officially communicated by the government.
“It would be very good if we understood what visas are being granted and what security checks are being undertaken as part of the granting of these visas. Clare O’Neil and (Immigration Minister) Andrew Giles need to come clean and let the Australian people know exactly what they’re doing and how they’re going about it,” Tehan stated.
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