The Lib anti boats stance has nothing to do with saving lives. It has to do with keeping outsiders out of the country.... bc hey, those chain mails say that asylum seekers get more than our aged pensioners! It's a policy bore out of xenophobia and myths, not out of genuine concern for those people's safety.
Even Malcom Fraser as a Liberal member and PM has said this govt is the furthest right, even for a liberal party since their inception, and that Abbott is dangerous. 'Nuff said.
There are still refugees. There are still boats. There is still a large number of people in need. This policy does not address that. It might stop drownings in our waters but it is in no way a life-saving policy.
Again, let's not pretend that this is the reason the government came up with this policy. Stopping drownings would've been the last thing on their agenda.
The number should be increased, back to 20k.
Having money doesn't make you less persecuted.
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