Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek

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Today's Holy Shit Moment

Immigration Minister Chris Evans has ordered a review of his role, saying he feels the position has too much power.

Senator Evans has told a Parliamentary Committee there was a substantial increase in ministerial powers under the previous federal government and has commissioned a report into how that could be changed.

He says powers once used rarely in immigration matters have become the norm.

"I have formed the view that I have too much power, in terms of the power given to the minister to make decisions about individual cases," he said.

"I'm uncomfortable with that, not just because of concern about playing God, but also because of the lack of transparency and accountability for those decisions."

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