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Vivienne Sigley, Ballina.

Labor wants Manus refugees to be happy. And so it appears do those who are daft enough, like the Kyogle Grannies, to give money to Manus ‘detainees’.

A wake up call is needed, and here it is:


Isn’t it about time the we all looked at the real picture, instead of Labor and Green posturings?


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  1. Don’t like to be rude to you Vivienne Sigley of Ballina, but Gareth Smith is correct. The Daily Mail is infamous among professional journalists for making up or grossly exaggerating stories. I have worked as a journalist for The Guardian, the Australian Financial Review, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Washington Post and many other publications who put a premium on accuracy. The British Daily Mail in London is regarded as a joke of a newspaper and news site, second only in mediocrity to Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun.
    And if you ever look at Media Watch on the ABC, you will know that the Daily Mail is frequently cited for wildly inaccurate stories and made up stories.
    The old saying is true: “don’t believe everything you read”. And the first step is believing is to see what the reputation is of the media outlet you are reading.
    I don’t want to appear smug. But just Google “Is the Daily Mail a reliable source?”
    Best wishes,
    Jim Beatson
    Byron Bay

    • The Daily Mail may be all you say Jim. bit the particular article was a second had one reporting what was published in the Australian. I cannot comment on the Australian article as it lies behind a pay-wall, which may be why Vivienne read it in the Daily Mail. What I find more relevant than the character of these refugees, is the concern for them having to go into the PNG community, with all its attendant risks. What they face is the lot of most of the eight million residents of PNG, and particularly its women, something the left in Australia have shamefully ignored since security deteriorated after the independence in 1975. That independence the left encouraged against the advice of most Australians who lived in the then Territory; many Papua New Guineans too who could not understand why Australians like Whitlam had abandoned them to corrupt “big men” who have created the dangerous environment that these refugees now face.

  2. Trying to pass off the Daily Mail as a credible ‘news’ source is mind boggling. The article is possibly a beat up by the OZ in the first place. Remember Rupert owns both of them. More bullshit designed to denigrate asylum seekers, many of whom are genuine refugees


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