Friday, July 9, 2010

How we long for the days of straight-talking, tell-it-like-it-is Kevin Rudd

Another day, another solution:
The Gillard government’s on-again, off-again East Timor solution for asylum seekers is on again after the Prime Minister claimed she never said it was off in the first place.
How we long for the days of straight-talking, tell-it-like-it-is Kevin Rudd. The East Timorese are more direct:
East Timor’s parliament is planning to make its disapproval of a refugee processing centre on its soil known by sending a strongly-worded condemnation of the proposal to Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

The moves comes as Ms Gillard yet again adjusted her position on the location of the centre, conceding yesterday that she had said East Timor was ‘’a possibility’’ for the site.
Papua New Guinea also rejects Gillard’s plan:
People smugglers will be held in NSW jails for the first time as Papua New Guinea joined East Timor yesterday to say no to Julia Gillard’s asylum seeker “solution”.
As for those people-smugglers now smuggled in to local prisons, a state government source reports:
“We’ve been told there’s 120 people smugglers, so many that they [immigration] have run out of room to hold them,” he said. “They’re going to be spread through Queensland and NSW but we’re going to get the bulk of them, starting with 40.

“It came as a bit of a surprise to everyone here. It’s a pretty funny way of doing business.”

It’s a pretty funny government.

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