The boats have stopped

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  1. Chrispy

    I’m strangely reminded by Ken Lambert’s statement “Keane should be questioning the people smugglers about the safety of their boats — now there is a scandal” of the so-called pink batts enquiry. Why is a former government getting the blame for that when it was unscrupulous employers who were clearly at fault?

  2. Gratton Wilson

    Those who insist that the boats have stopped don’t seem to be able to cope with what these Australian owned lifeboats are doing – disregarding their safety or lack of it, why do they keep turning up in Indonesia if the boats have stopped?

  3. Jaybuoy

    is there a correlation between the denial of scientific consensus on rising ocean levels and maritime safety regulations…

  4. Yclept

    So the Abbott government tells us the boats have stopped. We’d believe them, of course, they would never lie to us, would they?

  5. Draco Houston

    3 people died in the reef incident conroy brought up, up yours, tamas.

  6. CML

    Earth to Tamas and Ken! It seems you have conveniently forgotten that the turning point of so-called boat arrivals occurred following the announcement by Kevin Rudd, some months before the federal election, that ALL boat arrivals would be transferred to PNG and no one would be settled in Oz.
    While I can understand the Labor party not wanting to take credit for such a diabolical policy, the fact remains that ‘stopping the boats’ had very little to do with the current federal government. Sure we have had lots of menace, secrecy and dramatic language from that poor excuse for a human being, Morrison, but none of it was necessary, really. He just likes big-noting himself, and trying to give the impression that it was all his own work!
    Wrong, wrong, wrong!!!!!

  7. Tamas Calderwood

    Well said Ken.

    Gratton – the boats have stopped coming to Australia.

    Jaybuoy – yes, the correlation is based on reality.

    Yclept – so the boats are still arriving? Why isn’t the press reporting this?

    Draco – nice… and the other 1200 who died? What about them?

    CML – yeah, right…

  8. Jaybuoy

    explain Reza Berati in Tamaspeak for us..

  9. CML

    “yeah, right” doesn’t quite cut it Tamas.
    Don’t you have a credible argument to offer???

  10. Tamas Calderwood

    Jaybuoy – howard stopped the boats. Rudd and gillard started them. Rudd 2 sent reza to manus.

    If the boats hadn’t started again, there would be no manus.

    No boats, no de aths, no detention centres.

    Make sense?

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