A boat sinks, hundreds die and the ALP say it’s too tragic for politics which sounds like a political statement to me. Everyone is ignoring the elephant in the room and declining to politicise the most recent ‘life style seeker’ tragedy off Indonesia. The Libs don’t have to say anything as they know reasonably smart
Peter Van Olsenen in todays Perth Now misses the point At 8000 arrivals in the past year, the numbers are well up on previous years, so it’s easy to see why the Opposition is able to stir up community angst The Opposition don’t need to stir up angst – the community can see for themselves
The lawyers will be cracking open the Moet champagne but the country has suffered a disaster with this High Court ruling. THE High Court has unanimously rejected the federal government’s attempt to keep asylum-seekers on Christmas Island outside the protection of Australian law. In a landmark ruling handed down by the full bench of the
The Prime Minister attacked Tony Abbott’s resort to “three-word slogans” on border security, insisting her government was having success tackling people-smuggling across a range of policy levels. Without delving too much into her “moving forward, fuel watch, grocery watch” sloganeering I think her last line is disingenuous to the extreme. Who does she think she
A hundred days in office and the hundredth boat arrives – all in the same week. Nice symmetry.
Now the ALP are back in power they need to do something about the asylum seeker boaties….still! Of course it’s going to get worse as the world knows Australia still has open borders. Come one, come all…don’t worry you’re little heads about formalities…visas and UN refugee status is for the real asylum seekers. THE head
Delete Pacific, insert Timor…there….boat people problem fixed
The Courier Mail reports the Rudd Government have placed 79 illegal boat people in a four star motel in Brisbane. The motel is just down the road from me and it’s not my first choice in accommodation as it’s too expensive. The Palms Motel in suburban Brisbane reportedly has been awarded a $1.2 million government
KEVIN Rudd has accused Tony Abbott of presiding over a policy dead zone when it comes to border security, saying the Opposition Leader is “100 per cent headline and zero per cent policy”. That’s as opposed to what Kevin? What policy do you have that has led to 101 illegal boats arriving on your watch?
Reporters covering the Inquiry into the incident where the asylum queue jumpers set fire to their boat are having a field day with anti navy statements as the story starts to unfold. AUSTRALIAN defence personnel kicked asylum-seekers in the head to stop them from clambering aboard a rescue boat in the aftermath of a fatal