ABC, FAIRFAX DESPERATE TO BREAK MORRISON'S BOAT RECORD
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Reports last week that 153 “refugees” had departed from India and were heading for Australia proved incorrect. “We know what an Indian boat looks like”, said a regular contact of Pickering Post’s. It was also reported there was a water shortage and sick children were aboard who were vomiting. These reports have since been proved false.
Our information is that Navy patrol boat "Triton” intercepted the boat between Cocos Island and Christmas Island. It was confirmed that confiscated cell phones held Fairfax,The Guardian and ABC contact numbers.
The Guardian on-line is in league with the ABC and often carries out “dirty work” a public broadcaster cannot be seen to be involved in.
Another number that didn’t answer was thought to be that of Australian refugee activist, Ian Rintoul.
The ABC in particular is attempting to subvert Minister Morrison’s policy of limited “on water” information. They are coaching, and in regular contact with, potential refugees.
The ABC’s ALP contact, Alannah MacTeirnan, said that, “Christmas Island is madly preparing to accept a boatload of people from India”. Now where would she have got the “from India” bit?
A later report said, Australian Customs' Triton is now berthing at Christmas Island with a boatload of refugees, possibly rescued at sea”. What a load of frog droppings!
Our information is to the contrary and tells us that the “Triton” had quietly departed Christmas Island on Friday and had intercepted the boat on Monday. After discovering the prospective “refugees” were from Sri Lanka and not from India, as the ABC and Fairfax had reported, the Navy had informed Sri Lankan authorities.
Occupants were briefly processed on “Triton” and now await transfer to a Sri Lankan Navy vessel that will return them to a Sri Lankan port. There were more than 30 children aboard but none was sick and there was ample water.
A smaller boat’s occupants were also being processed on board the "Triton".
So what about this, “we’re from India” ruse? India is not at war with anyone and has no persecuted people desperate for resettlement.
Was it that India may have been considered too far for a tow-back or too risky for an orange lifeboat and that Christmas Island would be the only option?
But the economic immigrants and the ABC had underestimated the Australian Navy’s ability to recognise the boat and to distinguish a Sri Lankan from an Indian.
The Sri Lankan Government had informed Australia in August of last year that Tamils’ claims of persecution were incorrect. The communiqué noted that, “Tamils are not persecuted and have assimilated well since the war ended.”
It appears Fairfax and the ABC’s gopher, The Guardian on-line, are determined to break Morrison’s record of no boats.
If the rabid Left is not responsible for the “India” ruse and not in contact with the illegal immigrants why then, up until yesterday, was it reporting the boat had departed from India?
The ABC, Fairfax and The Guardian are prepared to pay a high price to dismantle Morrison’s successful “Sovereign Borders” policy, because, had they been successful, those Sri Lankans would have finished up in detention on Manus Island, while ABC employees would have been high fiving each other at the local.
The ABC is certainly a Government broadcaster, but its allegiance is only to an ALP Government.