Peter Dutton threatens to deport African gang members, by Samantha Hutchinson.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has said Victorian residents are too frightened to leave their homes to go out for dinner, as the state grapples with an African street gang problem.
Mr Dutton said the Victorian Government had been caught “flat-footed” by an outbreak of gang violence over December, and that residents have lost their sense of public safety.
“People don’t see this in NSW, in Queensland, but the reality is people are scared to go out at restaurants of a night time because they’re followed home by these gangs, home invasions, and cars are stolen,” Mr Dutton told Sydney radio station 2GB on Wednesday. …
Mr Dutton … promised to examine the residency status of thugs who are caught offending when they are on temporary visas.
“We need to weed out people who have done the wrong thing, deport them where we can,” Mr Dutton said.
“If people aren’t prepared to integrate … frankly, they don’t belong in Australian society.”