Stop the people smugglers

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Government, not people smugglers, set immigration policy

Chris Burt writes: Re. “Media’s complicity in asylum seeker silence” (yesterday). Who does Romina Aquinchay think she is? Indeed, who is she?

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2 thoughts on “Stop the people smugglers

  1. klewso

    When it comes to “Operation Sod the Boarders” this Abbott government says it doesn’t comment on “operational matters” ….. now it’s denying firing while trying to stop boats?
    But, “if anything was going to deter these pirates”, surely it would be the threat of being shot …..?
    …… So a case of it “doesn’t comment (when it suits it’s political agenda)”?

  2. drsmithy

    I presumably am one of the “unthinking bogans” who voted for the Coalition, mainly on the basis that nothing could be worse than the rabble they replaced.

    I guess the last few months must have been a nasty surprise then !

    I support a commitment to take an increasing number of refugees and the humane treatment of those who arrive informally.

    Then you should have voted Greens.

    Labor and Liberals are both on a race to the bottom as to who can be most inhumane, in an attempt to act as some form of “deterrent” (and to deflect attention away from the real immigration problem). Neither have any interest in treating refugees humanely. They’re just pawns.

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