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Cartoon by Alister Lockhart www.instagram.com/caveatscoti

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  1. Clearly the cartoonist hasn’t read any of the interviews with Indonesian people smugglers who tell us upfront that they’re waiting to see how the Australian government reacts to the new Phelps regime before cranking up the diesels again. But, the critics wouldn’t care as their agenda is ‘one world, without borders’.

  2. Why not just ‘can it’ Jon. What we have in power, members of parliament,
    are more interested in getting back into their seats than being ‘honest
    Johns & Janes’. It’s as simple as that. If you’ve not yet learned that then
    there’s little hope for the many of us being sensible at the ballot-boxes.

  3. Apparently 38 boats have been turned back in the last three years.
    Exact figures are available on the parliament house web site.
    I must have missed the interviews with the people smugglers that Jon talks about. Can you let readers know where to see/read them?
    Only interviews I have seen have been with potential refugee travellers who say it is too dangerous to travel.
    I think the prevailing weather makes it doubly dangerous.

  4. I wonder, Jon, how you see more than one world with such certainty, even if yours is a world of absolutes.
    This political paradigm in which pragmatism is confused with conservatism is dangerous. Freedom of movement -not cultural homogenization- is implicit in a mobility justice agenda. Your fascist agenda of isolation implies violent antagonism.
    Please correct me if I’m wrong.


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