“they’re calling it a master stroke
Kevvie’s such a lovely bloke
a holiday on PNG
all at cost to you and me”
Our recently re-installed Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has pledged to give asylum-seekers “no chance” of settling in Australia if they arrive by boat, under a dramatic toughening of border protection.
This latest Rudd brain fart is a time bomb in the making. Band-Aid Kevin strikes again. Not only will Australian taxpayers have to stump up the money to pay for asylum seekers to be housed in PNG, taxpayers will also have to pay millions extra in aid to PNG to build the infrastructure required to house the influx of thousands of muslim ‘refugees’.
Rudd is now returning to Howard’s solution of stopping the boats, albeit with massive spending. After ten years of denigrating the Howard government for its refugee policy, Labor is now realising that its own inhumane policies aren’t working.
I wonder if the leftist media will say sorry for denigrating conservatives as ‘racist’ for wanting to stop the boats.
As far as a master stroke is concerned, at the current rate of a hundred boat people a day, it won’t take long to fill up Manus Island and other proposed PNG detention centres.
This is a stop-gap, vote winning ploy and nothing more. It won’t save one cent from the exorbitant cost that Australia has been paying for supposed ‘asylum seekers’ since Labor came to power in 2007 and it won’t stem the flow of ‘country shoppers’.
Once again, will Labor and the Left admit that they got it wrong on refugee policy when they demonised John Howard’s Liberal government?
Another day in Labor, another Labor failure.