Home affairs minister says he is ‘gobsmacked’ at hypocrisy of Greens and Labor who have questioned use of his powers

The home affairs minister Peter Dutton says he’s kept a list of Labor MPs who have approached him with “quirky” visa cases and contends he has not misled federal parliament over the au pair visa controversy.

Under sustained pressure over the use of ministerial powers in 2015, when he approved visitor visas to an Italian and a French au pair facing deportation, Dutton on Monday told reporters he was gathering information about his political opponents “because I’m gobsmacked by the hypocrisy in the Greens and Labor”.

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