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The ALP's biggest state branch has demanded the party overturn its mandatory
detention policy for asylum seekers at its party conference in Sydney.
The New South Wales branch has overwhelmingly endorsed the motion
calling for an end to the compulsory detention of asylum seekers, a policy
begun and currently endorsed by federal Labor and by New South Wales
Premier Bob Carr.
The federal Liberal
Party must be breaking open the champagne bottles over
this news. With the vast majority of swinging voters with both left and right
leanings supporting tighter border control and mandatory detention.
It also must have the swinging voters breathing a sigh of relief at having
made the right decision at the last election. Many people didn't really believe
Big Kim's line that the strong border protection, and the mandatory
detention would continue.
The smart money knew that the Labor Party was just closing ranks for long
enough to last out the election. They knew that the compassionate bleeding
hearts would come out from under their rocks, and stick their knives into a few
backs (regardless of who won), and try to pry open the borders.
The Australian Labor Party, party of the workers and party with the high
moral ground has been caught out in its dishonesty once again.
Gotta hand it to the ALP. Most parties have to actually win government
to have that level of electoral dishonesty revealed.
While Little Johhny clearly had is hearing aid turned off whenever
mentioned 'kiddies overboard', and may have not bothered to look at those image
attachments on his email (someone must have told him about the virus risk), at
least he was talking the talk. He said what he was going to do, and he did
it. Little Johnny's got balls.
The ALP will be saved in NSW state elections because Carr will just ignore
the demands. But the federal branch may have just lost the next federal
election - even if it's still two and half years away. Simon, you got all that
dental work done for nothing!