Scott Morrison rules out making a ‘captain’s call’ for Tamil family
Australia’s standing as a “generous country” is intact as the court process deciding the fate of a family of Tamil asylum-seekers held in immigration detention runs its course, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.
Speaking in Rockhampton, less than 200 kilometres from the family’s former home in the Queensland town of Biloela, Morrison told ABC radio Australia is one of the most welcoming countries in the world for refugees.
“We’ve been taking people out of camps at a per capita rate second only to Canada in the world, and so Australia is a generous country, but we do it through a proper process,” he said on Tuesday.
“We don’t do it through illegal entry into Australia.
“There’s a legal process in Australia, there are…