Sack Australia's Immigration Minister Peter Dutton for lying about refugees

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Peter Dutton has lied about refugees on National Media (Sky News, 17 May 2016), saying that they cannot speak English and cannot count, read and write in their own language, but despite this will manage to take Australian jobs.  These are lies. Democracy cannot work if Ministers lie.  To leave Peter Dutton in the position of Immigration Minister signals that it is OK for our elected representatives to tell lies in support of policy.  Please sack him now Mr Turnbull.

Most refugees can count, read and write, many of them are skilled workers.  They both take jobs and make jobs by setting up businesses, its how the economy works.  Peter Dutton has access to all the statistics which show what refugees do once they settle in Australia.  To suggest that they are a long-term burden on Australia is just plain wrong.  Worse than that, it provides fuel to people who are already fearful of those who seem different to themselves, who may then express that fear as discrimination in day-to-day life. Sign this petition to show that it is not acceptable either to lie in support of policies or to encourage xenophobia.

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