Former Labor Senator Stephen Conroy says the Labor government need to “put its foot down” in regard to the detainee legislation.
Mr Conroy’s comments come as Labor faces scrutiny following revelations the government made zero applications to re-detain any detainees released after 2023’s High Court ruling.
“The government needs to put its foot down and say we want to see whatever legislation, whatever request – they need to be putting the pressure on behind the scenes,” Mr Conroy told Sky News Australia.
“Labor needs to get on with this so that it can reassure Australians.
“So that people who should not be out there endangering safety – at least be monitored at least be considered to be returned … we just need to crack on with it.”
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