Now, who didn’t see this coming?

In the least surprising incident since rain turned out to be wet, at least two of the foreign criminals turned loose by the High Court have already been arrested again. In the case of Afghan serial rapist Aliyawar Yawari, the only surprise was that it took three whole weeks.

A known sex offender who was ­labelled a “danger to the community” by the judge who sentenced him has allegedly indecently assaulted a woman in a South Australian hotel, just weeks after being released from immigration detention by the High Court’s contentious landmark “NZYQ” decision.

Labor delivers again!

With two former detainees arrested over the weekend, the Coalition seized on the incidents as a “catastrophic failure,” accused Labor of failing to keep the community safe and escalated its calls for Anthony Albanese to sack his Home Affairs Minister, Clare O’Neil, and Immigration Minister, Andrew Giles […]

The Opposition has also challenged the government to say how many of the 148 dangerous non citizens released into the community it would make applications for under its proposed preventative detention regime, after Peter Dutton suggested it could be as few as four people […]

The arrests come as Labor on Monday unveiled its proposed preventative detention legislation aimed at protecting the public from the dangerous non-citizens who had been released into the community.

So, it’s only taken the government three weeks to get off its arse and even begin to do something about a looney High Court ruling that it knew was coming. Meanwhile, the opposition has had proposed legislation on the table from the get-go. But the government has dragged its feet — apparently PM Anthony Albanese had better things to do. Like bugger off overseas again.

Meanwhile, Australians are at risk from foreign refuse who had no right to be in the country in the first place.

A 65-year-old convicted sex predator with a record of attacking elderly women in their own homes, Aliyawar Yawari, appeared in the Adelaide Magistrate’s Court on two counts of indecent assault on Monday, just three weeks after being released from detention following the High Court decision.

Yawari did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody until next year.

Or until a team of activist lawyers and judges set him free again.

Another former detainee who was released into the community was also arrested by NSW police at about 3pm on Saturday afternoon in the western Sydney suburb of Merrylands after the police had stopped to make “unrelated inquiries”.

The man was arrested and taken to Granville Police Station, where he was charged with possession of a prohibited drug.

The Australian

But the fact that Yawari was ever free to walk Australian streets again is simply mind-boggling.

His offending was so severe that in 2016 District Court judge Paul Cuthbertson described him as a “danger to the Australian community”.

Yawari was found to have attacked three women in the space of 14 months in and around Bordertown in South Australia, where he was working at a local abattoir.
All three cases had similarities.

Those similarities are extreme sexual violence perpetrated on elderly women and piss-weak sentencing. Despite describing him as a “danger to the Australian community”, the judge in his (previously) last trial sentenced him to a whopping three years and 11 months.

In the six years since serving his term, Yawari has been in immigration detention awaiting a deportation that never came.

The Australian

And likely never will, thanks to activist beaks on the High Court. Even as the government is dragged, kicking and screaming, into doing something about these foreign criminals given a Get Out of Jail Free card, a constitutional expert warns the new laws are “likely to be challenged in the High Court.”

Because, of course, they will.

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