People die at sea looking for some sugar Rudd and Gillard left on the table and all they can do is argue over who is going to lead the party over the cliff. It makes me wonder what Tony Kevin’s take is on all this. He had strong opinions when a boat, SIEVE X, sank
The Rudd Brigade are in full campaign mode. Polls commissioned by the ALP say that the loss of seats will be less under Rudd. Working on the safe assumption that the only people who like Rudd have never met him, I would caution the ALP about doing anything to encourage the little snide marshmellow.
Have you noticed how we all appear to be talking about 457 visas. We need to stop – it has no bearing on any problems we are faced with today other than it is an ALP invented distraction to stop us talking about illegal boats and the occupants. Let’s get back to the problem –
Illegal refugees are sewing their lips together in Nauru. Apparently they are disappointed that they didn’t progress straight to a life of social security wealth. Pity we couldn’t talk some of the Human Rights spokespeople into doing something similar, or at least shutting up about our unwanted trespassers. Others are on a hunger strike. Yawn!
The Refugee activists continue their campaign to legitimize those seeking residence in the land of milk and honey. Life on Nauru ‘horrific’, says aid worker heads an article in the Sydney Morning Herald. The writer, Beau Donnelly quotes Brett Louise Woods as the aid worker who spent two weeks in Nauru. Aid worker is a
Paying lip service to a problem doesn’t make it go away as I opined in mid September; The difference? (between Howard’s solution and Gillard’s) Despite the obvious lack of TPVs the boat people realized Howard really meant to stop the boats while they have clearly interpreted Gillard’s plan as having no teeth. As I have
Gee, the ALP Nauru plan isn’t working! The linked article points out that under the Howard plan the boats stopped while under Gilllard’s plan it’s business as usual. The difference? Despite the obvious lack of TPVs the boat people realized Howard really meant to stop the boats while they have clearly interpreted Gillard’s plan as
JULIA Gillard’s new offshore processing regime has effectively locked asylum-seekers out of Australian court appeals, legal experts declared yesterday, as four boats arrived in 24 hours in a rush to beat the new laws. Human rights lawyers said the new offshore processing regime had stripped back the capacity for judicial review of government decisions and
I spent yesterday driving up the Newell Highway on the last leg of driving back from Melbourne and a Regimental reunion. I note in today’s The Australian Melbourne claiming the most livable city in Australia status. I might agree if it wasn’t for the abysmal weather we had to endure. My bride and I had
A TENTH asylum-seeker vessel in a week has arrived in Australian waters, as people-smuggling looms as a major issue in Julia Gillard’s talks today with Indonesia. Just so you get the picture…..that’s TEN vessels in a week and SIX in 3 days knifing through the soft butter of our borders Amid the ongoing political impasse