Asia-Pacific

Jan 7, 2014

When the government hangs its citizens out to dry

Journalist Alan Morison faces jail after his Phuket-based news outlet Phuketwan was targeted by the Royal Thai Navy. But Australia's Foreign Minister doesn't seem interested in the case.

Julie Bishop

As an Australian journalist ordered to appear at a police station recently on spurious criminal defamation charges brought by the Royal Thai Navy, I hoped for comfort from my elected leaders.

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  1. The diving swan

    Seriously? Boatpeople can be discouraged by letting them know if they get permanent residence / citizenship and they decide to go overseas the Federal Government may charge them for provision of consular services. I’d be pretty surprised if this potential cost recovery exercise would dissuade many potential arrivals.

  2. Mark out West

    TDS

    Have you ever heard of irony???????????????

  3. wrellin

    We might have hoped that Tony Abbott and the Libs would at least connect with Alan Morison as a business person.

    God they’re pathetic.

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