Boats, what boats … ?

Mr Abbott’s new policy of not telling the media about illegal boat arrivals is not a policy I like. It does make it difficult for the interested observer to judge whether Mr Abbott’s key promise is being made good.

On the other hand, when was it the job of government to do the news gathering for the media? There was a time when news reporters went out and gathered it for themselves. There is nothing to stop them putting a reporter on Christmas Island and watching the docks. It’s a job I wouldn’t mind myself, despite the lack of ice-cream.

2 thoughts on “Boats, what boats … ?

  1. I would love it, sitting there singing:

    “Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun,
    I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ come,
    Watching the ships roll in,
    and then watch ’em roll away again”.
    (Otis Redding and Steve Cropper)

  2. I personally have never thought there would be solution as easy as ‘Stop the Boats’.

    It will be interesting to see what policy substance (if any) will come out of the 3 and 4 word slogans this election appeared to have been built around. *blank stares*

    I personally don’t hold out much hope and this is just another demonstration of yet another Government trying to skirt about the concept of open accountability.

    #Frustration #Disappointment

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