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'It's an African gang problem': Tony Abbott slams government for allowing violent Sudanese migrants into the country who are 'difficult to integrate'

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 25/07/2018 Sahar Mourad
Tony Abbott wearing a suit and tie: Tony Abbott has voiced his opinion about the 'harsh realities' which Australia faces due to African immigration © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Tony Abbott has voiced his opinion about the 'harsh realities' which Australia faces due to African immigration

Tony Abbott has voiced his opinion about the 'harsh realities' which Australia faces due to African immigration.

The former prime minister said Australia 'stores up trouble for ourselves' by allowing violent Sudanese migrants into the country who are 'difficult to integrate.'   

'So there is a problem,' he said on 2GB radio, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

'It's an African gang problem, and the Victorian socialist government should get real and own up to the fact that there is an African gang problem in Melbourne.'

Mr Abbott's comments follows the death of 19-year-old Laa Chol, as well as recent crime figures revealing Sudanese people living in Victoria are 57 times more likely to commit violent robberies than the general population.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said there is 'major law and order problem' with Sudanese gangs © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said there is 'major law and order problem' with Sudanese gangs

Mr Abbott questioned why Australia allowed 'difficult' African migrants into the country in light of the problems faced by law enforcement in Victoria.

'I guess the big question though is: why do we store up trouble for ourselves by letting in people who are going to be difficult, difficult to integrate?' he said.

'And this is why I think all credit to Peter Dutton, who is doing his best to manage our immigration program in our national interest - not in the interests of all sorts of people who might simply want to come here.'  

His comments come after Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said there was a 'major law and order problem' with Sudanese gangs following the death of Ms Chol.

Ms Chol was allegedly stabbed to death when a gang of young African-Australians crashed a party in Melbourne on Friday night.

Police deny there is any link to Sudanese gangs over the killing.

a person posing for the camera: Laa Chol (pictured) was killed in a fight when a gang of young African-Australians crashed a party © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Laa Chol (pictured) was killed in a fight when a gang of young African-Australians crashed a party

Since her death, police have charged a 17-year-old boy with her murder, as well as a 16-year-old boy with being an accessory to murder and assault.

'There is a major law and order problem in Victoria and more people are going to be hurt until the rule of law is enforced by the Victorian Government,' Mr Dutton said in a statement to Fairfax. 

'We don't have these problems with Sudanese gangs in NSW or Queensland.' 

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