Shane Jones has come clean to 3 News on why he granted Bill Liu citizenship against official advice: because an Internal Affairs official told him that Liu would be arrested, convicted, executed, and his organs harvested if he was sent back to China. And he claims to have the file note to prove it.
Fair enough. Under those circumstances there's a clear humanitarian case. So clear, in fact, that it would be unlawful to remove Liu from the country. We don't extradite people to execution. We don't deport them to it either. Any Minister in Jones' position would have made exactly the same decision. And if not, the courts would have made it for them.
I guess the question now is why Immigration didn't get the memo about this.