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RJM 28th Mar 2013 15:19

I'e neer understood how those old boys voted her even deputy PM.

I know she was supported by the AWU after she changed from the extreme Left to Labor Right. Was she a compromise candidate - the path of least resistance, or does she have Australia's biggest dirt file?

Worrals in the wilds 28th Mar 2013 20:57

I think the ABK principle applied; Anyone But Kevin. :E I also think a lot of Labor-leaning people (myself included) initially thought she'd be good.

Also, there's more to the government than Gillard. They've all backed the many unpopular and cocked up plans that Gillard is getting the public rap for. No doubt many Labor MPs are hoping that their constituents forget that. :suspect:

As with Howard's defeat, post election I'm sure we'll see a plethora of former Ministers all over the telly claiming they were railroaded by Evil Julia (in fact a number of them are already doing it via their leak networks), but the fact remains that they've all gone along with the cunning plan, so they should share at least some of the blame.

The media love billing politics as leader vs. leader, but that's not the way it's supposed to work, even though Rudd thought otherwise :eek:. If one more poppet tells me they're 'voting/not voting for Abbott/Gillard' (and doesn't live in either electorate) I'll scream. :hmm:

7x7 28th Mar 2013 21:43

Re Pickering's allegations about Gillard's "plan" to turn Australia into a Soviet - some would say they hope he's right, that she is planning the downfall of Australia as we know it, for if her track record with the other "grand plans" she's come up with are anything to go by, capitalism and this country is as safe as houses, for everything she's put her name to to date has been a giant clusterf**k.

Regarding all the Labor senior luminaries we expect to be trying to distance themselves from her after (what we hope will be the inevitable) "Downfall", I wonder if it will be a bit like Global Warming? Like so many scientists and media 'experts' who have attached themselves to the Global Warming bandwagon, so many of the top Laborites have pinned their reputations and careers to Gillard's mast, will they ever be able to afford to admit that there may be some truth in Pickering's allegations? That they were duped by a very underhanded operator with a hidden agenda? Even if irrefutable evidence were one day to surface, I don't believe they'll ever accept it. A bit like the True Believers who ignore that Whitlam was overwhelmingly defeated in an election immediately after his dismissal, they'll continue to push what's already become the Holy Writ of the Left, that Julia was "forced, unwillingly" to take on the Prime Ministerial mantle to save the "nayshun" from the inept Rudd and that she was unable to successfully carry out the many reforms she wanted to implement because the media and that dreadful AbbottAbbottAbbott would not let her do so "because she was a woman".

Watch this story get pushed by her adoring media luvvies over the next decades until it becomes "the troof" to many, in particular, the young, who'll be indoctrinated at school by our Left-dominated "edukayters".

sisemen 29th Mar 2013 00:41

Since the bloodless non-coup of the other week I've noticed a distinct spike in the number of letters to The West Australian and The Australian pleading for all to give darling Jooliar a break and that she's doing wonderful things if only she were given some clear air.

The whole thing seems to smack of a deliberate, organised, campaign.

Worrals in the wilds 29th Mar 2013 02:46

If you feel like a laugh keep a list of the names and see if they crop up regularly. I've been doing it informally for years wrt the local rag (for both sides of politics) and there are quite a few regulars. :suspect:

Likewise with proponents of scrapping fluoride, bicycle empowerment, anti/pro nukes and a number of other Causes. :8

Ascend Charlie 29th Mar 2013 03:33

Watching Miwwyunaire Hot seat recently, Eddie McGuire asks the question:

"Fill in the missing words from this famous poem: I wandered, lonely as a ......."

I said "Labor voter, Eddie!" :8

CoodaShooda 29th Mar 2013 03:38

I guess if the mods won't let them post here, they have to post somewhere. :E

I must admit I felt the Abbott heckler at the Forced Adoption Apology was a put up job too.

It's going to be a bitter and personal campaign. It will also be an insult to the intelligence of the voting public.

Worrals
WRT the benefit of the Fabian bringing down the labor pardy, I expect it would create a power vacuum waiting to be filled by a socialist party keen to pay lip service to feeding the wants of the burgeoning entitled class.

Worrals in the wilds 29th Mar 2013 04:40

I understand the theory he's put forward, but I don't see how it could work. They may want it to (though I think it's a bit of a stretch) but that doesn't make it happen. I get the feeling that Pickering will be really disappointed when the government get trounced and quietly go away. :}

Assuming Pickering is dead on the money, It'd just be the same ol' people so they'd end up in the same ol' place, I.e. with about 30% support. One of the federal ALP's major problems is that they're more lefty than the general population; same with the former Qld government. They've done a tonne of schmoozing and pork barrelling but they're still sitting on 30%.

Say they give themselves a new name; who cares? They're the same ol' has beens and they'll stay right there on the opposition bench. They're already paying lip service to the burgeoning entitled class and it ain't working well. :uhoh:

If the Libs don't cock up (a big ask:}) and Labor don't do some major post electoral remodelling, the conservatives could win the next few elections as they did in the late 90s/ early 00s.

Canning the ALP and replacing it with the same people rebadged as the Soggy Sao Socialists doesn't solve the primary problems these guys have; 1. being more huggy left wing than the average Aussie lefty, 2. being further removed from the average voter than Kylie Minogue and 3. being unable to run a bath, let alone a party.

Edit: re-reading Pickering I see he's not predicting that they'll succeed, so fair enough. Theorizing whiles away a holiday afternoon, anyway...:}

RJM 29th Mar 2013 05:23

Pickering's gone right over the top. Gillard and McTernan...

Andu 29th Mar 2013 06:29


Pickering's gone right over the top. Gillard and McTernan...
I have to agree, RJ. It doesn't bear thinking about, does it? Double dingo is a term that immediately comes to mind. (If that needs explaining, you're not a true blue or you've had a very protected life.)

Still, her hair has been looking a tad uncared for in recent TV appearances... (maybe because Tim's off on his chariDy bike ride).

Saltie 29th Mar 2013 10:08


THE HON. JASON CLARE MP

CABINET SECRETARY

MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS

MINISTER FOR JUSTICE



MEDIA RELEASE

28 March 2013

Border Protection Command assists vessel

ACV Ocean Protector operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance 2.5 nautical miles north of Christmas Island this morning.

Initial indications suggest there are 41 passengers and three crew on board.

The vessel was initially detected by a RAAF maritime patrol aircraft operating under the control of Border Protection Command.

Border Protection Command will now make arrangements for the passengers to be transferred to Christmas Island, where they will undergo initial security, health and identity checks and their reasons for travel will be established.
How long before they start printing a daily schedule?

SOPS 29th Mar 2013 10:13

Why don't they just publish a timetable? :mad::ugh:

Saltie 29th Mar 2013 10:14

... but wait, there's more.


28 March 2013

ACV Ocean Protector operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance north-east of Christmas Island overnight.

Initial indications suggest there are 86 people on board.

Separately, HMAS Bundaberg also operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance north-east of Christmas Island overnight.

Initial indications suggest there are 66 people on board.All on 28th March.

The vessel was initially detected by HMAS Maitland operating under the control of Border Protection Command.

Takan Inchovit 29th Mar 2013 10:15

It would be more reliable than one or two airline timetables I know of. :}

SOPS 29th Mar 2013 10:26

So, that ia almost 200 people in ONE day!!!! Please, can we have an election tomorrow, please, please.

RJM 29th Mar 2013 12:28

It's not all one way...

From the China Daily Mail:


He may no longer be prime minister but Kevin Rudd is about to again strut the world stage in support of an article for Foreign Affairs magazine on relations between China and the US.

Mr Rudd has scheduled trips to South Korea, China and the US as parliament prepares to break ahead of the May budget.

He is scheduled to speak next week at the Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul which has a theme of “Asia’s Next Challenge: Good Growth and Smart Welfare”.

He will speak during a conference session called “Diplomatic Strategy for Peace and Prosperity in Northeast Asia” along with former US secretary of state Colin Powell and German business consultant Burkhard Schwenker.

A spokesman for Mr Rudd said he would also participate in a number of other events at the conference, including the session “Challenges and Tasks of New Asian Leadership”.
Rudd will be followed to China by a visit from Gillard on a routine trade mission. Could Rudd be massing his troops again? If he is, then Australian politics has become... words fail. Rudd is after all a backbencher, the member for Griffith.

Traffic_Is_Er_Was 29th Mar 2013 12:34

Border Protection Command?.....what we need is Bomber Command.

sisemen 30th Mar 2013 02:06


Mr Rudd has scheduled trips to South Korea
With a bit of luck the first of the nukes flying over the border will get him on the head.

david1300 30th Mar 2013 05:13


Originally Posted by sisemen (Post 7768086)
With a bit of luck the first of the nukes flying over the border will get him on the head.

Sisemen, you're not JG is disguise, are you ;):=

Saltie 30th Mar 2013 08:00

I stumbled upon the post below on the Piers Ackerman site, posted by a person who goes by the name Scipio.

I have to ask those opposed to limiting this flood of illegal immigration ....why?
While I am not a world traveller I am not aware of one country that has not had very real issues when it comes to illegal immigration particularly the recent influx of Muslims.
Holland has an issue, Sweden has 'no go' areas for non Muslims, Germany, Austria and the list continues.
Australia now has little enclaves where radical Islam has destroyed what I would call the Australian culture yet other do not see this happen.
I am not sure when radical Islam started, I know it is only recent.
When you look at the opening of the Aswan Dam there is only Western clothing and a relaxed atmosphere.
Go to Egypt now and head covering is normal with women, in Saudi Arabia we know it is essential yet if a Christian choses to insist that Easter and Christmas be observed they are called bigots and racist.
Funny how a minority have taken over the thinking of the ALP and the Greens and left fear in the heart of many Liberals.
This reminded me of my own experience in Malaysia. In the 60s and early 70s, when I was there, I don't recall ever seeing a woman wearing the headscarf. (What I do recall was that the local women almost always had the most carefully combed hair.)

I know a (female) doctor who spent quite a few years living in Malaysia in the 1990s and she told me that she has treated any number of Muslim Malaysian women who wore the close-fitting head covering that has become almost compulsory wear for any Bumi Putra woman today, who suffer dreadfully from eczema around the neck and ears, where the head covering touches the skin.

I too get annoyed when I see Mo and his sons from Lakemba at the beach in shorts and t-shirts while all the women of their family walk dutifully behind them wearing half the Manchester department of David Jones. I'm also a little discomfited when I see an increasing number of quite obviously Anglo young women in suburban Sydney wearing the hijab. I can only assume they are (once) non-Muslim women who have married Muslim men.

I wonder how many of them fell for the old line so many of the Western flight attendants used to fall for in Middle East when I lived there? So many would fall for a smooth-talking Local and say "Oh, but my Mohammed is Different." It was so widespread that the term was turned into an acronym -"MMID".

And guess what? Not one of them was - which the girls ALL found out to their cost eventually.

Captain Sand Dune 30th Mar 2013 08:10

WTF is backbencher KRudd doing flitting around the world anyway? Has he forgotten he is no longer the Minister for Foriegn Affairies?

RJM 30th Mar 2013 17:47


WTF is backbencher KRudd doing flitting around the world anyway? Has he forgotten he is no longer the Minister for Foriegn Affairies?
The rumour is that he's winding up for another crack at Gillard. Wile E Coyote and the Roadrunner come to mind.

Andu 30th Mar 2013 22:46

Not seen on any of the MSM news that I watched...


30 March 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessel
HMAS Maitland, operating in support of the Australian Maritime Search and Rescue Authority, has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance east of Christmas Island Wednesday afternoon.

30 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Albany, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel east of Ashmore Islands on Thursday night.
I suppose there's always a bright side to be found in any situation. Think of the new job opportuni'D'ies our latest influx of migrants are creating.


Cookies must be enabled | Herald Sun

FORCED child marriage, life-threatening domestic violence and dowry abuse are rife in Greater Dandenong and Casey, a welfare agency has warned. Shakti Migrant and Refugee Women's Support Group Melbourne, which champions the human rights of women of African and Middle Eastern origin, only opened locally in April, but already is overrun with requests for assistance.

Spokeswoman Hiba Casablanca said the system was failing women of multicultural backgrounds.

"We opened in response to demand from people here and it's increasing every week," Ms Casablanca said.

"We need a specialist refuge catering for the needs of women of colour, run by people who can speak their language and who truly understand and connect with what we're saying, when we talk about cultural practices that violate our rights."

Ms Casablanca said some of the women's stories were heart-breaking.

"One woman, married for 25 years, her husband would physically abuse her by strangling and raping her on a weekly basis," she said.

"Financially abuse her by taking all her money and socially isolate her by preventing her having friends."

Ms Casablana said the woman was terrified, but embarrassed to speak out and felt she had nowhere to turn for help.

"These woman are being treated like slaves here in Dandenong and Casey," she said.

"They are very brave to speak out, but we need a safe place for them so they don't have to return to their abusers."

MTOW 31st Mar 2013 03:54

Cookies must be enabled. | The Australian


Only 'fabulously wealthy' should fear superannuation changes

From: AAP
March 31, 201312:50PM

LABOR has no plans to lift taxes on the superannuation of ordinary Australians, but the super savings of the "fabulously wealthy" should be debated, Trade Minister Craig Emerson says.

The federal government has been accused of engaging in class warfare over retirement savings, with the opposition warning Labor is planning a "sneak attack" on super funds in the May budget.

Dr Emerson says Labor isn't considering any super changes that would affect small business owners or ordinary Australians struggling to make ends meet.
I suppose everything hinges on Craig 'Whyalla Wipeout' Emerson's definition of 'fabulously'? Should the average self-funded retiree be worried? I think so - but that's just me, the pessimist.

Flying Binghi 31st Mar 2013 04:53

According to the Greens anybody who can afford to pay tax is wealthy..:hmm:

500N 31st Mar 2013 04:57

That's because none of them work and have never earn't enough to pay tax.

Clare Prop 31st Mar 2013 08:17

Fabulously Wealthy
 
People who earn the same as, say, Julia Gillard?

This will affect politicians pensions won't it? Fair go and all that...:mad:

sisemen 1st Apr 2013 01:56

On the radio now.

Apparently a group of the Parliamentary Labor Party has had a meeting with Dullard and told her that unless she calls an immediate election they will vote with the opposition and withdraw their support from her leadership! She has agreed.

Abbott is saying that it is an "honourable course of action given the circumstances" and that the Coalition is ready for any election.

Wonders will never cease!

Worrals in the wilds 1st Apr 2013 02:36

Wow.
Hasn't hit the news sites yet. Who's leading the charge?

sisemen 1st Apr 2013 02:59

Sorry Worralls. There had to be someone. APRIL FOOL!

Worrals in the wilds 1st Apr 2013 03:04

Get stuffed ;). I just crawled off a plane and thought 'damn, no Internet access for a few measly hours and I've missed something exciting. :\
Good gotcha btw. :ok:

criticalmass 1st Apr 2013 03:48

Yeah, 1st of April. Nice try but no cigar.

david1300 1st Apr 2013 03:53

Of all the people to catch I would not have expected it to be Worrals. Fresh bait, good catch:ok:

Captain Sand Dune 1st Apr 2013 05:20

Gee, it would be nice though wouldn't it?!:ok:
Nope, she's gonna hang until the last possible moment and be dragged kicking and screaming out of The Lodge.:sad:

Buster Hyman 1st Apr 2013 05:28

Gillard still running the show...I thought that was the April fools joke... :hmm:

CoodaShooda 1st Apr 2013 05:31

So, was Crean playing an April joke coming out against tampering with superannuation? Or is he continuing to position himself for a tilt at the top job?

Andu 1st Apr 2013 22:27


Record boat arrivals in March: Opposition
From: AAP
March 31, 2013 1:01PM

A RECORD 2200 asylum seekers have arrived in Australia on 34 boats so far this month, the federal opposition says.

It has also been a record first quarter for illegal boat arrivals with over 3600 people arriving - a 179 per cent increase on the first quarter of 2012, opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison said in a statement.
The federal government's policies on people smugglers have failed and have resulted in "cost, chaos and tragedy on our borders", he said
.


Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news...#ixzz2PFiRyBhx

Pages - Media Releases

Second quarter 2013

1 April 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Maitland, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north east of Christmas Island on Saturday night.

First quarter 2013

30 March 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessel
HMAS Maitland, operating in support of the Australian Maritime Search and Rescue Authority, has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance east of Christmas Island Wednesday afternoon.

30 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Albany, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel east of Ashmore Islands on Thursday night.

28 March 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessels
ACV Ocean Protector operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance north-east of Christmas Island overnight.

28 March 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessel
ACV Ocean Protector operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance 2.5 nautical miles north of Christmas Island this morning.

27 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Pirie, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel south west of Darwin today.

26 March 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessel
ACV Ocean Protector and HMAS Maitland, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, have rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance north of Christmas Island overnight.

26 March 2013 - 27 people arrested and $8.2 million worth of drugs seized in joint operation
Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare today congratulated the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and state law enforcement agencies on a successful investigation targeting drugs sent through the mail.

26 March 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessel
HMAS Bundaberg and HMAS Ballarat, operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia), assisted a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance north-north-west of Christmas Island yesterday.

25 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
ACV Botany Bay, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel south-south-east of Ashmore Islands yesterday.

25 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessels
HMAS Bundaberg, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-north-east of Christmas Island yesterday.

25 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessels
HMAS Bundaberg, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-north-east of Christmas Island yesterday.

25 March 2013 - Statement
ACV Ocean Protector, under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia), rendered assistance to a capsized vessel north of Christmas Island.

25 March 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessel
HMAS Ballarat, operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel north of Christmas Island on Saturday.

24 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
ACV Dame Roma Mitchell, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel east of Ashmore Islands yesterday.

24 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Pirie, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-north-west of Darwin yesterday.

24 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Broome, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-west of Ashmore Islands on Friday.

22 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Bundaberg, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north of Christmas Island this morning.

22 March 2013 - Cash, houses and luxury cars seized and 27 people arrested
Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare today congratulated the Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police on dismantling an alleged organised crime syndicate running out of Sydney and Melbourne which has international links spanning five countries.

20 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Pirie, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel west-north-west of Darwin overnight.

20 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Ballarat, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-west of Christmas Island last night.

20 March 2013 - New laws to fight organised crime
Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare today introduced legislation to make it harder for organised crime to infiltrate and exploit the cargo system.

19 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
ACV Triton, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-west of Cocos (Keeling) Islands overnight.

19 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Broome, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-north-east of Ashmore Islands yesterday.

19 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Bundaberg, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-east of Christmas Island yesterday.

18 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Broome, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north of Ashmore Islands yesterday.

15 March 2013 - Minister congratulates AFP on shutting down online child abuse network
The Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare today congratulated the Australian Federal Police on the arrest of 21 people allegedly involved in sharing and distributing child exploitation material.

15 March 2013 - First Cape Class Patrol Boat officially named Cape St George
The Special Minister of State Gary Gray AO MP today represented the Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare MP at the naming ceremony of Cape St George, the newest addition to Customs and Border Protection’s marine fleet.

15 March 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessel
HMAS Ballarat operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance north of Christmas Island overnight.

15 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Ballarat, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north of Christmas Island yesterday.

14 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Bundaberg, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel in the vicinity of Christmas Island today.

14 March 2013 - New Australian Anti-Dumping Commission established
Legislation to establish the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission today passed the Australian Parliament.

14 March 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessel
HMAS Ballarat operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance north east of Christmas Island yesterday morning.

14 March 2013 - Australian authorities assist vessel
HMAS Childers, operating under the coordination of Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia), has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel north-west of Ashmore Islands last night.

12 March 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessel
HMAS Ballarat operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance north of Christmas Island on Sunday evening.

12 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Ararat, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-east of Christmas Island today.

10 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Ballarat, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-west of Christmas Island yesterday.

9 March 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessel
ACV Ocean Protector, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance north-west of Tiwi Island this morning.

8 March 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Ballarat, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, detected and intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north west of Christmas Island on Wednesday night.

5 March 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessel
ACV Botany Bay operating under the control of Border Protection Command has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance south-east of Ashmore Islands yesterday morning.

28 February 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Launceston, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-north-west of Darwin this morning.

25 February 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessel
HMAS Maitland, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, rendered assistance to a vessel north-east of Ashmore Islands on Saturday night.

21 February 2013 - Australian authorities assist vessel
HMAS Glenelg, operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia), has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance north-east of Christmas Island overnight.

21 February 2013 - Australian authorities assist vessel
HMAS Parramatta, operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia), rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance north of Christmas Island yesterday.

20 February 2013 - Customs Detector Dog Program update
Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare and Federal Member for Hindmarsh Steve Georganas today visited Customs and Border Protection’s Detector Dog Program at Adelaide Airport.

18 February 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Parramatta, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-east of Christmas Island on Friday. Earlier HMAS Albany had responded to a request for assistance that was believed to have been sent from the vessel.

18 February 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessels
HMAS Pirie, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-north-east of Ashmore Islands on Saturday evening.

17 February 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Albany, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-east of Christmas Island on Friday night.

15 February 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessel
HMAS Pirie operating under the control of Border Protection Command has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance north-west of Browse Island overnight.

15 February 2013 - New CEO - new powers
Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice Jason Clare today announced the appointment of Mr Michael Pezzullo as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS).

14 February 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Albany, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, detected and intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north of Christmas Island on Tuesday night

14 February 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Albany, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, detected and intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north of Christmas Island on Tuesday night.

11 February 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
ACV Ocean Protector, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-north-east of Ashmore Islands yesterday.

9 February 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
ACV Storm Bay, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel south-west of Scott Reef last night.

7 February 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Maryborough, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-east of Christmas Island yesterday afternoon

3 February 2013 - Border Protection Command assists vessel
HMAS Maryborough, operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia), has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance north west of Christmas Island today.

2 February 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Bathurst, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north east of Christmas Island overnight.

1 February 2013 - Customs Reform Board meets for the first time
Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice Jason Clare today convened the first meeting of the Customs Reform Board.

30 January 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Pirie, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north east of Ashmore Islands yesterday.

26 January 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Leeuwin, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, detected and intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel east of Christmas Island today.

26 January 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Larrakia, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north of Christmas Island yesterday.

25 January 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
ACV Ocean Protector, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, has intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel east-south-east of Ashmore Islands overnight.

24 January 2013 - Border Protection Command transfers asylum seekers
ACV Ocean Protector, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, has worked with Oil and Gas Installation (OGI) support vessel Offshore Quest, approximately 92 nautical miles east-south-east of Ashmore Islands, to transfer eleven suspected asylum seekers into Australian Government custody.

21 January 2013 - Border Protection Command intercepts vessel
HMAS Leeuwin, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel east of Christmas Island overnight.

16 January 2013 - New Customs and Border Protection patrol boat launched
Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice Jason Clare today welcomed the launch of Australia's first Cape Class patrol boat.
If Tony Abbott manages to stop the boats, the public service will be able to save another wage – that of the person who must be working full time now compiling the reports of arriving boats.

500N 1st Apr 2013 22:34

As much as I can't stand Howard, he would almost be worth
having back just to implement a stop on the boats.

I just hope someone with balls gets into Gov't soon to stop
them because this is becoming a joke.

RJM 1st Apr 2013 22:42


becoming a joke
You're a tolerant bastard, 500N. No disrespect, but you remind me of Bob Hoskins' tough Cockney gangster in 'The Long Good Friday' after his enemies had murdered his mother, killed his odd job man, burned his Rolls Royce and blown up his casino:

"Wha' they tryin' to do, wind me up?'

sisemen 2nd Apr 2013 03:09

The SHY solution to dealing with the illegal boat people situation - bring more of them in :ugh:

I wouldn't have her serving cake in a kindergarten


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