Labor's weakness on border security and its surrender to the Greens on border policy has been on full display in Federal Parliament this week.
Labor has voted twice this week to weaken our borders.
Firstly in support of a Greens motion that favoured people smugglers over strong borders and then in support of criminals over the Australian community.
The Labor-Greens Alliance which destroyed Australia's border security between 2007 and 2013 allowing 50,000 Illegal Maritime Arrivals into our country is back in business.
Labor's support for the Greens motion to send IMAs from Manus Island to New Zealand would have provided a back-door entry to Australia and enabled people smugglers to again promise access to Australia.
Labor's Immigration spokesman Shayne Neumann had the hide yesterday to state that Labor 'strongly supports the refusal or cancellation of visas of non-citizens on character grounds and the removal from Australia of people who don't pass the character test'.
But Labor's actions in supporting the Greens show this to be a blatant lie.
Labor clearly cannot be believed when it says it has learned from its past failures and will maintain strong borders in the future.
Likewise, Mr Neumann's claim that Labor 'takes the safety and security of Australians with the utmost of seriousness' also cannot be believed.
Not when it ensured a Greens motion to disallow new regulations passed the Senate.
The regulations were intended to protect Australians from temporary visa holders who prey on the community or individuals.
A key provision of the changes responded to a recommendation of the Martin Place Siege Review which highlighted the risks of someone like Lindt Café terrorist Man Haron Monis using multiple identities and aliases in his dealings with different government agencies.
The changes would not have impacted the vast majority of temporary visa holders who come to Australia and abide by our laws.
This Government has zero tolerance for fraudulent, disruptive or criminal behaviour by non-citizens seeking to come to Australia or already in the Australian community.
Unfortunately Bill Shorten and Labor do not. Australians should ask why?