The Labor Party has thrown any thought of responsibility aside by joining the Greens to establish a Senate inquiry into the Regional Processing Centre (RPC) in Nauru.
They are prepared to put Australia’s international relations at risk for perceived political gain.
The Senate inquiry will be little more than an attack on the people of Nauru and the Government of Nauru.
A responsible Opposition would not sanction such a blatant political exercise that will potentially harm relations with a neighbouring country.
Unfortunately it is now clear Bill Shorten’s Labor has no such ethical compass.
Having handed control of Australia’s borders to the people smugglers who then sent more than 50,000 people flooding into Australia - Labor needed help.
Nauru, as a good regional neighbour, stepped up to help solve Labor’s problem.
The Labor Party initiated the RPC arrangements with the Government of Nauru in 2012.
Now they are repaid by Labor treachery.
Mr Shorten and Opposition Immigration spokesman Richard Marles are clearly the captives of Labor’s ratbag Left.
The Government and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection have just considered and accepted all of the recommendations of the Moss Review into the Nauru RPC.
But even before any action to effect those recommendations can be taken, Labor and the Greens have combined their numbers in the Senate to establish another inquiry.
Their actions stand condemned for what they are – little more than a political witchhunt at the expense of the Australian taxpayer.