BARRIE CASSIDY: Three days ago an Indian student took his own life at a detention centre in Melbourne. He was in that centre because he overstayed his visa. Could that have been avoided?
SCOTT MORRISON: Could he have avoided overstaying his visa?
BARRIE CASSIDY: Is there a better way to deal with a student who overstays his visa?
SCOTT MORRISON: Well Barrie I want to be careful on this matter.
Morrison went on to say “This is a very complicated and tragic case”. Yes, flippant responses always underline the tragic nature of the loss of life.
May the young man rest in peace.
Edit: It has been suggested to me that Morrison was only trying to clarify the question. Doesn’t seem that way from the video on the ABC page, however if, and it is a big IF, that is the case, it indicates he is not up to the intellectual requirements of the position.