More people being lured to their deaths.
Not sure if this will get the media coverage it deserves as it is not on our doorstep like the Christmas Island disaster 12 months ago - but this one sounds even worse. There are hundreds missing, including up to 40 children.
The Greens (and Labor's left) need to understand that their "open border" policies are not compassionate despite their best attempts to make it look that way. The increase in arrivals over the past month clearly indicate that these are PULL factors and not PUSH factors that are putting these people onto dangerous boats. They can no longer ignore the fact that people are dying at sea, and having policies that lure more people into this dangerous venture is in no way compassionate.
The Greens must get behind the rest of their rainbow coalition government and resolve this problem to stop more people dying.