Des Houghton: Trump has right to decide on aliens
I'M amazed at what happens in the courts in America.
The President of the United States has the constitutional right to decide admissibility of aliens into the country.
I'm sure when the dust settles the Supreme Court will find in Donald Trump's favour.
But how many radical Islamic terrorists will slip into the country in the meantime?
It seems to me that The Donald is simply adopting the same policy as Australia in "restoring integrity" to borders.
If the courts attempt to usurp the power of the President there will be anarchy.
TIME FOR MALCOLM TO MAN-UP
The first Newspoll is bad for Malcolm Turnbull with support for the Coalition collapsing to the lowest level since Tony Abbott was ousted as PM.
The Government is trailing Labor by 46 to 54 per cent in two-party terms, with support for independents surging from 15 to 19 per cent.
Pauline Hanson's One Nation is on the march.
The poll in The Australian shows the Coalition's primary vote has tumbled four points over the summer holidays to 35 per cent.
There was no real joy for the Labor Party either. Its primary vote has remained unchanged at 36 per cent since December.
Bill Shorten's standing has also deteriorated with satisfaction around his performance down two points to 32 per cent.
Malcolm Turnbull is still the preferred prime minister.
Australian voters perceive both leaders to be weak. Where do we go from here?
LESSON FOR AUSTRALIA?
BRITAIN is still struggling to control immigrants who are putting an enormous strain on hospitals, schools, public transport and housing.
Net migration is now at 333,000 a year, The Sun reported overnight.
It means Britain's population grows by one million every three years, "with no attempt to equip the country for it", The Sun says.
And it's far worse with thousands of illegal migrants unaccounted for.
Is there a lesson here for Australia?