|Pacific solution springs a leak|
about the Asian invasion may be concerned to hear that the latest boatload of
54 Vietnamese immigrant hopefuls are all from the same extended family! Forget
the family reunion scheme, these guys just brought all the relo's with them!
It's been nearly two years since the last lot of hopefuls ended up in Nauru or Manus Island and this
lot presumably thought that border protection fervor had died down enough to
try their luck. The average Australian has realized we can still kick butt in
the Middle East (with
the help of the Americans of
course), so maybe we can still survive the larger onslaught. So 53 hopefuls
(and the Australian instigator) climbed on the proverbial Vegemite lid and
almost made it to the Port Hedland detention center, before being gently guided
to the Christmas Island detention center instead, where the government was
hoping to keep them out of the clutches of leftie high-court judges, who
invariably seem be inclined to let them stay.
But it turns out that they may have gotten so close to the mainland that
the excision legislation (which denies them the normal appeal process in the
Australian courts) won't
apply. In other words - legally they may have made it to the mainland. Legally
the invasion happened, and the courts are dealt back into the game.
Surely enough to feed the flames of redneck insecurity as Phil
(brave-little-boy) Ruddock puts his finger in the dyke to stop this little
trickle becoming a new flood of asylum seekers.