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SOPS 29th Jun 2014 08:24

So where are these boats? Have they arrived, or are they being taken directly to a new, surprise, destination?

Captain Sand Dune 29th Jun 2014 09:16

Maybe where MH370 is?:E

500N 29th Jun 2014 09:23

I would say that they are on an Aussie ship but being kept at sea.

I guess they will be taken to Nauru direct.

Will be interesting to see what comes out next week.


One thing is guaranteed, two dads will have a hissy fit.

Andu 29th Jun 2014 10:29

Unconfirmed reports that the boats (and I can only assume their passengers) have arrived at Christmas Island. If true, especially because there is at least one Labor senator currently at Christmas Island (Alana McTernan) [coincidentally? conveniently? - take your pick], politically, this will almost certainly turn into a real mess for the government.

The ALPBC will make sure of that.

rh200 29th Jun 2014 10:49


this will almost certainly turn into a real mess for the government.
Only if they don't handle it well. You can expect them to keep trying new tricks to find our weaknesses. Standard practice.

dat581 29th Jun 2014 11:28

Maybe the government should let just enough information out to let the ABC go crazy and keep hanging themselves. The more they miss behave and violate their charter the more political capital is built for the government to cut and/or reform the ABC.

500N 29th Jun 2014 11:51

dat

The ABC are gone already. It will be a slow bleed. Even Malcolm Turnbill has said stop whingeing, their cut was minor and the first in years and Malcolm is their staunchest supporter.

500N 29th Jun 2014 12:14

Someone isn't mucking around. About time.

"One of the most senior members of the Catholic Church has been charged with a child sex offence, the Church has confirmed.

Bishop Max Davis, who was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1998, has stood aside from his post as bishop of the Australian Defence Force while the matter is before a Western Australian court.
He has been charged with abusing a student at St Benedict's College in New Norcia, Western Australia, in 1969 when he was a teacher at the school.

Worrals in the wilds 29th Jun 2014 12:46

Charged but no verdict yet. If he's found guilty it will be front page news and rightly so.
If he's acquitted it will be 10th page news, after all the latest Kardashian/ reality TV tie in cross promotion goss :bored: has been done and dusted.

SOPS 29th Jun 2014 17:09

Now we have this idiot to deal with.:ugh::ugh:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/la...junaids-jihad/

500N 29th Jun 2014 17:15

Maybe he needs to look what the Lebs (Muslim) in Syd and Melb do in regards to gang rapes.

Why he is still free ?


Worrals
I was surprised that he even got charged, considering what has happened in the past. Although one was found guilty not long ago down here.

500N 29th Jun 2014 22:03

I liked this about the ABC (in an article about the ABC worried about Job cuts

"Fairfax Media understands the ABC is looking at a pared-back version of Australia Network to meet its charter obligations to encourage an ''international awareness of Australian attitudes on world affairs''.

That's funny, as they only seem to promote their version of Australian attitudes.


Andu 29th Jun 2014 23:55

Scott Morrison just interviewed (perhaps too strong a word) on 2GB about the two boat loads of asylum seekers said to be either at or approaching Christmas Island on an Australian Customs ship, where he brought obfuscation and not answering a question to a whole new level.

I think the unsung hero of the last six months must be the Army 2 star (forget his name - is it Morrison [no relation to the Minister?]) who was, (I thought, and I think I said here at the time), given the poisoned chalice of running Operation Sovereign Borders.

If ever there's been a commander who has gone about actually doing his job - and doing it successfully, without a single 'photo opportunity' - as opposed a previous commander who seemed to spend 90% of his time being SEEN to be doing his job, it's this bloke.

Andu 29th Jun 2014 23:55

Scott Morrison just interviewed (perhaps too strong a word) on 2GB about the two boats of asylum seekers said to be either at or approaching Christmas Island on an Australian Customs ship, where he brought obfuscation and not answering a question to a whole new level.

I think the unsung hero of the last six months must be the Army 2 star (forget his name - is it Morrison [no relation to the Minister?]) who was, (I thought, and I think said here at the time), given the poisoned chalice of running Operation Sovereign Borders.

If ever there's been a commander who has gone about actually doing his job - and doing it successfully, without a single 'photo opportunity' - as opposed a previous commander who seemed to spend 90% of his time being SEEN to be doing his job, it's this bloke.

PinkusDickus 30th Jun 2014 02:24

The timing of the latest boat arrivals (if they exist) is exquisite, and no doubt planned to cause maximum discomfort to the Abbott government. It's also convenient that McTiernan is on Xmas Island to trumpet their arrival and criticise the way these interlopers are handled. Between McTiernan and the child senator, we are constantly assailed with emotive language such as women and children on board without food and water in a leaking (oil?) boat. FFS, nobody stuck a gun in their back and forced them to board!

There is no doubt in my mind there is active collusion between the people smuggers customers and the huggy fluffies here in Australia, as the seek to undermine our borders and government at every opportunity. The Abbott government needs to grow some cojones and start prosecuting some of these people. Aiding and abetting the execution of a criminal offence would be where I'd look to start.

Australia simply does not have the resources to manage such an influx of unwanted arrivals, and we risk being overwhelmed. The political, social and economic fabric of Australia as we know it is being threatened and it has to stop.

The following video is one so simple even the child senator could understand, and demonstrate the utter futility of the do-gooders cause.

GumBall Immigration

rh200 30th Jun 2014 04:04


convenient that McTiernan is on Xmas Island to trumpet their arrival and criticise the way these interlopers are handled.
She could be waiting a while:E

Andu 30th Jun 2014 06:07

OK, so it's human nature that we'd all like to know what's happening at Christmas Island, and I can understand that many would be more than a little frustrated by Scott Morrison's continued refusal to give details.

But cast your mind back to the days of Rudd and Gillard, where the entire government revolved around SPINNING the next soundbite for the 24 hour news cycle rather than managing the nation. I for one can live without knowing in real time the intimate details about what those defending my nation's borders are doing to defend those borders - and I acknowledge that some of those actions might not be particularly palatable to Joe Public as he watches the evening news from the comfort of his living room. (Jack Nicholson's Marine colonel speech in 'A Few Good Men' comes immediately to mind.)

Some, I know, will not agree with me. Sarah Twotoomanydads for one.

500N 30th Jun 2014 06:14

Morrison summed it u well today about not giving a running commentary and providing information useful to the Smugglers.

He also mentioned that he thinks the Greens and ? Labor ? are doing the bidding for the smugglers by asking for information.

SOPS 30th Jun 2014 08:23

Sorry, but I smell conspiracy. A labor senator just happens to be on Christmas Island, just when a boat load of country shoppers role up from India, who conveniently have a refugee advocate's phone number stored in their sat phone. And said boat springs an oil leak so we the hand Two Dads demanding a rescue operation. Something stinks here, big time.

Worrals in the wilds 30th Jun 2014 10:43

Maybe, but if their aim was to stir public outrage then they've lost, IMO.
The local media is full of a story about a footy player drinking his own urine (best quote from Facebook was 'ever wondered what it took to get thrown out of the Cronulla Sharks; now you know':yuk:) and Brisbane's latest Gruesome Murder Trial In Progress. Later in the bulletin were bits about Iraq. Nothing about refs, even on the ABC (though I wasn't watching closely).
Res Publica...:hmm::}


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