Illegal Immigration Australia – Eight Weeks, And No Boats

Posted on Fri 02/14/2014 by


Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel

Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel

It is now eight weeks since the last boat of asylum seekers turned up.

Why couldn’t Labor achieve this? Why did so many journalists claim the Abbott Government couldn’t?


The ABC continues to fret that our navy sailed into Indonesian waters to safely return boat people:

CHRIS UHLMANN: The head of Customs and Border Protection has joined the Defence Force and the Government in apologising unreservedly to Indonesia for repeatedly breaching its sovereignty.

Michael Pezzullo is currently considering a detailed report on incidents where Australian ships sailed into Indonesian waters during Operation Sovereign Borders.

He says mistakes were made but won’t reveal what’s in the document or say how much of it will be publicly released.

But I wonder which navy Indonesia is actually more worried about – ours or China’s, as this recent occurrence indicates?

The RAAF monitored an unprecedented and unannounced exercise involving three Chinese warships in international waters to the north of Australia, it has emerged.

The unusual naval exercise late last week is considered to have been a deliberate and provocative move by the Chinese that will send a clear message to the region.

For the first time, the Chinese navy sent warships sailing through the Sunda Strait between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra.

The ships travelled along the southern edge of Java, close to Christmas Island, and then through the Lombok Strait between Lombok and Bali.

Indonesia seems to have been caught totally unawares by Chinese warships sailing between their two most important islands in a show of muscle. Does the ABC seriously think Indonesia is losing sleep about our own navy instead?

Give it a rest.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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