“THEY headed to Australia dreaming of a new life – but after surviving one of Australia’s worst asylum boat disasters, they were thankful just to be alive. ”
Even her later editorial, (despite the charming heading of ‘Dead in the Water’) conceded that there are no simple ‘stop the boats’ policy fixes to stop desperate people risking their lives to flee persecution. (Sorry, can’t find it online.)
Perhaps, this time, there are just too many dead people for the usual Telegraph shenanigans. But gee, that’s stopped them in the past, not.
What’s not online, are two little break out boxes about what the ALP and LNP policies are, and make it clear that current rules are because of the Greens.
With Abbott stuck in his own policy-free-zone, and the ALP too frightened of their own Westie shadow to challenge them with any credibility, now the high intellects of #auspol and other erstwhile comment threads claim that it is the fault of the Greens for being so damn compassionate.
I don’t think the Greens policies are to blame. People seeking refuge do it for different reasons and above all, do not deserve further suffering or the awful catastrophe of last week when trying to find safety.