Andrew Clennell says Scott Morrison will likely frame part of the election on national security after more than 100 arrests and charges were laid across Australia – with more expected globally – following a major crackdown on organised crime.
“For three years, the Australian Federal Police, and the FBI have been monitoring these encrypted messages by these organised criminal gangs and they believed the whole time, they were escaping the attention of law enforcement,” he said.
“It’s clearly going to be an election Scott Morrison at least partly wants to frame around national security. He sees an opportunity here.
“There’s a view in government it’s the MUA that’s holding up Labor support here but I notice Kristina Kenneally, the Shadow Home Affairs spokeswoman out today suggesting Labor will support the bills; that might be wise politically.”