This "arrangement" below appears nothing more than a hastily prepared, aspirational list of non-binding maybes that could cost all Australians their savings and not deter anyone from getting to Australia by boat. Let alone deter people smugglers.
As predicted here yesterday, the Opposition is now crab-walking away from “welcoming” PM Kevin Rudd’s PNG plan now the detail, or lack of it, is becoming apparent.
Tony Abbott prematurely rushed to agree with Rudd’s immigration plan to avoid further “negative” claims. But Rudd’s plan is another “back of the envelope” draft that will sink Australia into catastrophic debt with little effect.
Now let me get this straight, because Uncle Kev’s a bit light on detail. We still tow all these illegal Indonesian boats to our offshore processing centres, there we health-check them and send them on to Manus Is. to be "properly" processed by PNG. Am I right so far?
“Say hello to my good friend... um, er, your leader for me.” This pic is really disturbing. It depicts a man so far out of touch with everything except a shopping mall.
The glib one-liners are wearing thin. The exaggerating, fabricating, terminating, excruciating, fornicating Rudd can be better attacked using plain logic. Abbott will never be known as a cool communicator but he is capable of a lot better than this.
This is a bit long-winded but after listening to that person Kevin Rudd today I am bloody angry so, if you hang in there, I will try to explain why and how we are being conned by a disingenuous jerk who claims he will fix Global warming with an ETS.
“The Great Barrier Reef will disappear due to global warming”, says Rudd. Really Kev? Most people understand you are incompetent but few would believe you are actually that stupid!
Consider for a moment if Abbott proved an international embarrassment, had trashed Australia’s sovereignty, allowed tens of thousands of Islamic unknowns into our community and in the process was responsible for more than a thousand drownings.
At least Julia came with a manual... you knew she was a committed far Left socialist. You knew to expect a gender assault. You expected massive waste on blue sky smoke. But our dear leader Kevin is a different kettle of fish.
An Indonesian court has rejected an application by Australia to extradite an Afghani male accused of arranging for 40 boats to sail to Australia illegally, including one in which 200 people drowned.
The carbon farming caper is supported by all political parties. Under it, landowners can sell “carbon credits” if they can prove that they have reduced carbon dioxide by capturing it as humus in soil, or by planting forests, or by allowing re-growth of woody weeds, or by reducing feral animal emissions (shooting camels) or even by promising solemnly to NOT clear specified parcels of forest.
The last time KRudd sold himself to the electorate it was as 'John Howard-Lite’. “I’m a fiscal conservative”, he promised. The majority bought it.
I wrote the other day that a boy can’t be a girl. It’s a pretty basic fact, like two plus two equals four. But who really cares? Does it really matter? Yes. It does.