More boats…more drownings…more excuses
Listening to Home Affairs Minister Jason Claire on the ABC he said the issue of boat arrivals has become ‘poisoned by politics and; ‘’When people are dying the government should be given the power that it thinks it needs to stop this happening…” As in, it’s the Coalition and the Green’s fault – not the ALPs. The government has the power Jason. You had the power to stuff it up and now you have the power to fix it up Gee, Rudd now thinks the UN refugee convention should be modernised to better cope with those most in need of asylum. How long will that take Kevin? Years Plans announced to maybe build accommodation at Manis Island or maybe near Port Morseby. How long will that take Kevin? Years People are drowning today, not in the future when the UN might or might not change things or buildings might or might not be built but until the government says things like – no papers – no visa and if you do have papers it is only temporary and if we say No then that’s it, then they will keep on coming and keep on drowning You want to stop the boat people – then stop them. NAVY insiders say there is “a growing and burning anger” among sailors on the frontline as they struggle to respond to the spiralling number of deaths and sinkings flowing from the government’s failed asylum-seeker policies. There is also a “growing’ force of assetts tied up trying to manage Rudd’s stuff-up. The seven patrol boats allocated to the problem have been supplemented by a mine sweeper and a frigate, argueably more naval forces than we deployed during the Vietnam War.