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Dutton risks jeopardising the fight against terrorism: Labor

Labor has accused Peter Dutton of jeopardising the fight against terrorism, as coalition MPs came to the immigration minister’s defence.

Australia's Opposition Leader Bill Shorten speaks during a motion to suspend standing orders in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

Mr Dutton has blamed Fraser government immigration policies for problems such as radicalisation and gang violence 30 years on, pointing to figures showing 22 of the past 33 people charged with terrorism-related offences were from second- and third-generation Lebanese Muslim backgrounds.

Responding to a national security speech by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday which…

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