It’s not the refugees that are politically expedient, but the LNP and the greens!

It’s not the refugees that are politically expedient, but the LNP and the greens!

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Since last Friday, Tony Abbott has gone from grudging support for Rudd’s PNG solution to “it’s already unravelling” to “It won’t work, cos you can’t trust this government to implement it”.

Now the evidence is already piling  up that it will and, in fact, is working, despite the concerted efforts of Abbott and Milne, and their respective parties to make sure that it doesn’t.

They have well and truly shown that, despite copious amounts of crocodile tears during this term of government, over the plight of asylum seekers, the deaths at sea are nothing more than collateral damage in the fight for  political power, and all the slogans and rhetoric are meaningless.

Thanks to Cornlegend for finding this pic.

Thanks to Cornlegend for finding this pic.

The sad thing is that despite Abbott’s rhetoric about Rudd being the People smugglers best friend and travel agent (More of his sloganeering), the truth is that he is the one telling them that the  PNG solution is only a fix for the election, and that it won’t work long term, and as a result encouraging them to maintain the pressure by sending more boats.

So it is fairly clear that Abbott does NOT want Rudd’s plan to succeed, and as with his bid for the top job, he will do and say anything to achieve his political ambitions including screaming from the roof tops   “STOP THE BOATS”, whilst actively working to make sure that they “don’t” stop.

And at the other end of the political spectrum, we have Milne trying to tell us that the greens are all about fairness and caring, whilst announcing a policy that clearly advantages the higher paid over the  lower socioeconomic demographic, and closely resembles Abbott’s PPL scheme.

They also cry foul at every possible opportunity,  claiming that PNG is such a terrible place to be sending asylum seekers, and actively promoting the failure of the PNG solution, sounding so outraged at any policy but their own, as if they are the fonts of all knowledge and wisdom,  as another boat capsizes and at least one more life is lost.

So can we safely assume that Milne and the greens would rather see asylum seekers sent to the bottom of the Indian ocean, than to PNG?

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Logo of United Nations Refugee Agency.Version made by user Kashmiri. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The reality is that if, as I predicted in my previous posts, only a few hundred asylum seekers end up in PNG, the flow on effect, over time, will be to make not only Manus Island obsolete, but also Nauru, and the detention centre on Christmas Island as the boats slow and eventually stop.

This eventuality will also free up millions if not billions of aid dollars for regional processing, as well as the resettlement of genuine refugees who have been assessed and approved through the UNHCR, and who are currently languishing in camps across Indonesia, Malaysia, North Africa and the Middle East  etc.images I have yet to come across anyone who has all the answers, but one thing that I’m sure of is that something needs to be done to stop the tragic loss of life.

One other thing that I’m sure of is that Abbott and Milne do not have the policies or the political will to stop the drownings! I say that with all confidence based on the fact that if they were serious, they would be prepared to compromise in at least the short term, for the sake of doing something to save lives, with a view to making it better with their own policies if and when they get the opportunity.

The time for political posturing is over, and we need to send a strong and unequivocal message to the dissenters, and the people smugglers that we have, as a nation, had enough of the lies, spin, slogans and most importantly the deaths.

And to Abbott and Milne, that if you continue to actively promote and advocate for the boats to keep coming through your mendacious, malicious  and disingenuous statements. then you will prove conclusively to those that really care about the real issues, that;

“It’s not the refugees that are politically expedient, but the LNP and the greens!” images

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49 Responses to It’s not the refugees that are politically expedient, but the LNP and the greens!

  1. cornlegend says:

    Truth seeker
    I have to say, this is not a very good article.
    Not once have you cowtowed to the evil right.
    Not once have you presented a lie as a fact, to enhance your article,
    not once have you misrepresented the facts
    Not once have you claimed to know how to solve this bloody mess.
    This is not good enough !!!!!
    You will never qualify for a MSM career.
    You won’t get honorary membership to the Greens or LNP if you keep this up

    See Truthy,, if Julia said something the MSM disagreed with she was a liar, JULIAR.
    If Abbott, Bishop or Morrison LIE, it is “misrepresenting”
    The PNG PM Peter Oneill said
    “Mr O’Neill has accused the Opposition of misrepresenting a private briefing he gave them last week about the deal for political gain.

    “I don’t particularly appreciate being misrepresented by others for their own political interests,” he told the ABC.

    “I am disappointed with some of the debates put forward by some of the leaders in the Opposition in Australia, in particular statements I am alleged to have made to them.

    “They are completely untrue.” Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has suggested the foreign aid money would not be spent responsibly and with accountability.

    Mr O’Neill is calling on the Opposition to show more respect in its dealings with his government.

    “We are not going to put up with this kind of nonsense,” he said.

    “We are helping resolving an Australian issue.”

    So the bastards LIED, when they fronted MSM.
    Truthy, your article is based on common sense, rational thought and empathy.
    You foolish little Truthy , that will never do.
    You need to throw in a few lies, some over the top statements, and some airy fairy rubbish.
    you need to bash Rudd for even TRYING to sort the mess out.
    Sensible stuff like this article will never do.
    Rupert will never employ you.

    One of your very best, Truthy, but thats from an old lefty, so I have to be wrong, 🙂

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Cornie, thanks for that mate 😀

      Yes it’s a major failing of mine that I can’t just reproduce lies and misrepresentations the way Abbott and the LNP do 😦

      But then I never expected Murdoch would be offering me money.. except maybe to STFU 😀

      Love you work mate, and BTW I fixed your smiley, without prompting, cos that’s what mates do 😀

      Cheers 😀

      BTW, did you vote in my poll? 😀

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    • jane says:

      If Abbott, Bishop or Morrison LIE, it is “misrepresenting”

      I’m afraid you’re wrong there, Cornie. If any of that mob of w@nkers tells a lie, it’s completely ignored by the msm.

      I bet Truthie’s glad Rupert won’t be offering him a job anytime soon. There wouldn’t be enough kero baths to wash the taint off.

      Great stuff again, Truthie. keep it coming.

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  2. cornlegend says:

    I did now,
    good thing its a secret vote !
    no one will ever guess my response.

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  3. Well said! And it looks like we will be involved in not one but two wars very shortly after the Abbott rabble is elected. Oh, hang on – it may be three afer China gets the shits about the Abbott Arrogance!

    I voted as well bnut no one will ever know my vote either 😉

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Archiearchive, thanks for your comment 😎 and your anonymous vote 😀 we will never know 😉

      Yes the LNP are certainly going out of their way to get off side with our neighbours 😦 what a foretaste of what we could expect from an LNP government???

      Cheers 😀

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  4. kate ahearne says:

    Well, you can all guess what my vote is, ‘cos I’m the only one so far who doesn’t like to swear, even in acronym form (unless, of course, the occasion calls for it). Joke, Joyce. So I’ll admit it – I think they’re doing A BAD JOB. And they should STFU, which I believe means ‘Shitstuffed The Fan Up)

    Love it Truthie. I don’t know how you can put it all together so quickly.

    Yes, when all’s said and done, the top priority is to stop the drownings now, or as close to now as possible. But I also believe there’s an awful lot that needs to be done to ensure the safety and well-being of the asylum seekers who are now in our care, as well as those who will be in PNG’s care in the future.

    I posted a piece on the asylum-seeker situation last night.

    For Fair Media Alliance, http://fairmediaalliance.wordpress.com/

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Kate, thanks for that 😀 and “”Shitstuffed The Fan Up” is what I thought it meant 😀

      Will check out your post shortly, as I have just got back from the shops 😦

      As I said, once the solution is working properly without the the help from the LNP and the greens, then there should be money available to help in all those other areas 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  5. Russell Drysdale says:

    Morning Truthy,

    This is an absolutely cracking article. You seem to be seething with insight on this matter, its so refreshing not to read the hateful, bullshit and diatribe , that fills the usual chip wrappers and airwaves..
    Thanks for keeping us enlightened and entertained.
    Cheers.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Russell, thanks for your comment 😎 and Kind words 😀

      I’m not sure about seething with insight, but I do appreciate the sentiment 😀 and like you, I am sick to death of the BS that passes for public discourse in the MSM, and just want some truth and common sense injected into the debate.

      Or for that matter a debate between Abbott and Rudd injected into the debate 😯

      But that is about as likely as the LNP telling the truth 😯

      And I agree the LNP would make a perfect crew of deck hands for a submarine 😆
      Love your work 😆

      Cheers 😀

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  6. Russell Drysdale says:

    P.S., I forgot to suggest that you may be able to recruit Tony , julie and the whole Lib front bench as deckhands on these ships of doom. Even better, deckhands on a submarine. Now theres a thought.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      😆

      Cheers 😀

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    • jane says:

      And unfettered access to depth charges. Russell.

      And what’s with Liealot spruiking that PNG has failed already, ffs? It was only announced a few days ago. How long do these clowns think it takes to get this stuff up and running? And they reckon they’re fit to govern?

      I mean, honestly. Would you let these idiots organise the grog for a p*ss up in a brewery?

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        Jane, I am currently writing my take on it, and hope to have it up tomorrow 😀

        And I’m with you, I wouldn’t leave them in charge of the snags at a backyard BBQ. 😯

        Cheers 😀

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  7. joy cooper says:

    Well, just when we thought we had seen & heard it all from the egregious Coalition opposition they have come up with another real doozie. Their shameless, so-called “Operation Sovereign Borders” (whoever stayed up nights coming up with THAT monicker). This one was dredged from the very bottom of the sewers. It is an absolute disgrace & I am gobsmacked by the depths to which the opposition have sunk in their efforts to pander to the lowest of the low, uncompromising racists of our society. “National emergency” indeed. Not one alleged journalist has even remotely challenged them over this hare-brained, imbecilic policy. General Hurley was not impressed with the implication he had given this policy the ok. Interestingly the ABC have excised his disclaimer from their latest reports.

    Haven’t quite climbed down off my high horse yet but have calmed down sufficiently to tell you that you written another great post, Truthie. 🙂

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Joy, thanks for that 😀 and maintain the rage, I know I am 😯

      just more lies and spin, 😯 absolutely despicable, the whole damned mendacious lot of them, and a complete embarrassment to us all. 😦

      Cheers 😀

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  8. cornlegend says:

    Ask not what your nation can do for you , what can you do for your nation.
    Soon we will see Action Man Tony fully decked out in his camoflage outfight, ready to lead his second in command Bishop, and Private Morrison into battle.
    We will fight them on the beaches….
    Tony and his new thought bubble.
    He should be on MSM soon, battle helmet in place, binoculars at the ready.
    his new policy bubble demands it.

    The coalition has announced a new border protection policy that will have a lieutenant general co-ordinating the government response to people smugglers if it wins the election.
    Under the proposal, named Operation Sovereign Borders, the commander would be appointed by the Chief of the Defence Force and would report directly to the Immigration Minister.

    Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said people smuggling was a “national emergency”.

    He said a Coalition government would ask the Defence Force to appoint a three-star commander to lead a joint agency taskforce to deal with people smugglers and border protection.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-25/coalition-wants-military-led-campaign-against-people-smugglers/4842264

    BE PREPARED TO BE CONSCRIPTED.
    YOUR NATION, AND TONY NEED YOU.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Yes, I saw the dribble they called a policy announcement, more lies than a pathological liars convention 😯 and it’s not a military operation, it’s an operation “led” by the military 😉 WTF?”

      A national emergency, announced by a national disgrace and embarrassment 😀

      In reality it’s just another one of Abbott’s comic books filled with motherhood statements, bugger all detail and no costings 😯

      Don’t bother being prepared, Be afraid, be very afraid! 😯

      Cheers 😀

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  9. cornlegend says:

    I’m off to the local Army Disposal store, to get kitted, in case I need to respond to Tonys call.
    over and out.

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  10. John Lord says:

    Can’t fault anything here. Well thought through.

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  11. bob macalba says:

    Thanks TS always a good read, maintain the rage man


    recruitment drive video [this one’s for you poodle cause i know somebody will tell you]

    cheers TS

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  12. bundysmum says:

    So now we have major general Jim Molan, who has apparently been recruited by abort to give him some semblance of(credibility) who the f12c7 knows what spruiking the new abort policy like a snake oil salesman on a mission.

    Ye gods, a retired war-monger recruited as a salesman because no matter how hard he tries credling(the ability to walk and talk bullshit,but only in three word grabs) has now failed so we have to recruit another nutter with a policy that will not be implemented because it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

    But never mind that, it makes abort look really tough.

    If I were him I’d sack the useless but apparently High Profile
    When handed the letter, Magistrate Campbell expressed surprise at its mention of Credlin’s high profile as she had never heard of her.

    For heavens sake, these people reckon they should be running this country!!!

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Bundysmum, thanks for your comment :grinl:

      Yes, they seem to be really panicked now, with Abbott declaring a “National Emergency”, it’s more like a National Joke! 😀

      Mind you I can understand Credlin getting stonkered on budget reply night, having to hope that they get through it without any major brain farts? Thats enough to drive anyone to drink 😯

      But it must have been a slap in the face to know that the Magistrate hadn’t heard of her 😀

      Cheers 😀

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      • bundysmum says:

        Thought it was hilarious Truthie, but the arrogance that festers this group is obvious when credlin claims to be famous. I just wish the magistrate had the opportunity to suggest that albeit credlin was demanding to be recognised it would have been a great opportunity to point out that” I don’t know who you are, but it’s OK, Matron will be along in a moment”.

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Bundysmum, 😆 Yes, I made the point earlier that the lawyers should have told the Magistrate that she was Tony Abbott’s De-facto mum, but then as well as drink driving, she may have been charged with contempt of… well everyone! 😯

          Then they might have sent around the rubber van with the men in white coats to collect her 😀

          Which would certainly be in the national interest. 😯

          Cheers 😀

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      • jane says:

        National Emergency, eh? What happened to the Budget Emergency?

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Well they only have the capacity for one emergency at a time 🙄

          And they weren’t winning on the other one, cos they only had Sloppy Joe to sell it, whereas with this one they’ve got a real life Major (Nut-job) General (Disaster) on the case 😀 It’s gotta be a winner 😯

          Cheers 😀

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  13. Truth Seeker says:

    Just posted “A National emergency, declared by a National embarrassment, supported by a National disgrace!” 😀

    https://truthseekersmusings.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/a-national-emergency-declared-by-a-national-embarrassment-supported-by-a-national-disgrace/

    Cheers 😀

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  14. cornlegend says:

    Truthy,
    as I know, you and a few of your posters are big fans of the Greens 😀
    One little dilemma I have, and maybe you or one of your readers can put me out of my misery on this , is
    The Greens are predominantly an Environmental party. Stop coal mines, stop logging, basically stop using water out of the Murray, and on and on.
    BUT, SHY, on the Asylum Seeker issue seems to indicate we should have an open border policy.
    So theoretically, we could quite easily, under her option, take an extra million or two.
    What affect would this have on
    A. the environment [we’d need a building boom, timber cement, steel etc {mining and logging]
    B. the Budget.
    C. Energy production.
    D. Food security
    E. water
    plus a heap of other environmental related issues.
    Does this mean the Greens have forgone the environment, for the sake of the Asylum Seeker issue ?
    Abandoning green issues , along with their PPL scheme, might get them more brownie points from Tony, and preferences.
    This may well delay their inevitable disappearance into the political oblivion.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Cornie, just got back from picking up the wife from work, and am about to start cooking tea 😯

      So I’ll have to get back to you on that one mate, unless someone else can come up with some answers in the mean time 😀

      Cheers ;grin:

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  15. bundysmum says:

    Cornie, I can’t answer your comment but can I say this? I am a member of the wilderness society because I care deeply about the environment. I did vote for the greens at the last federal election but I gave my second preference to my bloody good Labor MP. The reason I voted for the greens was because I felt that Labor was not paying enough attention to some very pressing environmental matters in my electorate, albeit that there did seem to be a commitment to doing something about the Murray/Darling debarcle. And to her credit our much mourned former PM did something no other PM in this countries history did, she got an agreement on the MD.

    While all this was happening I started to look seriously at the greens(infatuation never lasts long) and bugger me,what I found was that these ponced up superior people were of the opinion that it mattered not what the legislation was, if they couldn’t write it weren’t worth supporting. Gillards mistake was to take these idiots at face value, and of late we can all see the truly nasty political agenda that these so-called purists have adopted. They weep their faux tears as they play off the major parties for a preference deal and continue to undermine every attempt to stop people drowning.They are political opportunists writ large who no longer give a rats arse about their reason for being. And they now have a candidate who uses public forums on the guardian to attack, denigrate and abuse the people of this country who would pay his wages if he was elected.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Bundysmum, for someone who said that you couldn’t answer cornies question, you did a bloody good job of doing just that. 😀

      Well said, and absolutely consistent with what I have been saying for a very long time.
      They are not only driven by their ideology, but blinded by it, to all other possibilities, except when it becomes politically expedient to branch off at another tangent for the sake of their own political gain. 😦 And that makes them every bit as big a group of hypocrites as the LNP, and every bit as deserving of our complete disdain. 😯

      So thanks for your frank and honest assessment of this sad bunch of political opportunists, from one who has some first hand insights. 😀

      Cheers 😀

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    • jane says:

      Couldn’t agree more, bundysmum. AFAIC, the Greens are just Liars lite with all their redeeming features..

      I don’t know who I find more irritating, Milne or SHY

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  16. cornlegend says:

    Here Here Bundysmum
    Bloody well said !

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  17. cornlegend says:

    Bundysmum.
    Totally agree with Truthy,
    If that was one you COULDN’T answer for me,
    bloody hell, I can’t wait to see what you’ve got to say when you Can answer. 🙂

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Cornie, thanks for the link mate 😀 and thanks again for the birthday wishes 😆

      Mate good luck with the pre-op, and I’ll be thinking of you especially on Tues for the op, so take care, good luck and best wishes 😀

      Cheers 😀

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    • bundysmum says:

      It’s a ripper Cornie, Victoria is spot on in her assessment and I do wish others would wake up to the fact that these people are devious politicians shrouding themselves in the hypocrisy of self belief as a panacea for all the worlds ills. But while they are swanning around telling us we are racist people are drowning.

      All the best with your medical procedure, we will all have you in our thoughts.

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    • kate ahearne says:

      Good luck with the hospital cornie. I’ll be thinking of you. Everything crossed.

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