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Three big reasons why Julia Gillard can’t possibly continue as PM


Not to mention the other myriad of reasons – listed here – but here’s the big three.

  1. The carbon tax
  2. The boats
  3. The AWU/Slater&Gordon scandal and cover-up

No wonder Labor’s Caucus is in crisis discussions.

And as for that list, do you agree? Perhaps the NBN,  her deal with the Greens, or something else scores higher in your mind.

Tell us below in comments. What are your big three?

It’s hard to comprehend how hard a PM can FAIL


My goodness. Just when you thought Julia Gillard couldn’t be any more of the utter train wreck of a PM she is, she has now welcomed a bunch of hijackers to Australia.

The Federal Government says 67 asylum seekers were so aggressive when a merchant vessel picked them up off Java this week that the ship’s captain took them to Christmas Island rather than continuing to Singapore.

Does that woman have any concern for our nation?Any whatsoever?

After all that, Labor considers opening Nauru again


Of course, the Nauru detention centre for illegal boat arrivals should never have been closed. Our borders wouldn’t be the laughing stock of the world, and up to 1000 people would still be alive, albeit not in Australia but at least alive.

Oh remember how PM Gillard huffed and puffed in feigned moral outrage at a policy that – let’s face it – worked.

SENIOR Labor figures are exploring a dramatic shift on asylum-seeker policy to reopen the Nauru processing centre as part of a two-stage proposal that could trigger the government’s Malaysia Solution if the first step does not stop boat arrivals.

More than a boat a day sometimes. It’s about time Labor woke up and stopped playing politics with people’s dreams and lives.

The (yet another) committee has handed down its report. Do something!

Why stopping the boats and protecting our borders is important


It’s quite simple really.

It goes to the heart of whether Australia is a sovereign nation.

Are we a sovereign nation that has borders and rules, or is “Australia” merely a crew of taxpayers on a vessel of leeches?

Yep, another boat [updated]


This one sent out a distress call, is believed to be carrying 180 passengers, and hasn’t been found yet.

AUSTRALIAN rescue authorities have received a distress call from an asylum-seeker boat carrying up to 180 people south of Indonesia.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority received a call from the vessel at 4.30am (AEST) today.

The boat has not yet been sighted but AMSA has put out a call to merchant vessels in the area for assistance.

The vessel is understood to be 50 nautical miles south of Indonesia.

Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare said the vessel had reported it was taking on water.

Shame on Labor for ripping up a policy that worked. Shame on the Greens for not bending and agreeing to some sort of a compromise solution.

UPDATE

Sending out a distress call is just their latest tactic. What an effing joke.

In a satellite call to Australia from the boat, passengers said the vessel was taking on water in 3m waves in conditions described as “sea state six”.

So our navy sent HMAS Wollongong to assist:

When it arrived at 10am there was no signs of distress and the vessel was headed towards Christmas Island.

Floodgates opened by Gillard’s inaction


Load ‘em up.

A TENTH asylum-seeker vessel in a week has arrived in Australian waters, as people-smuggling looms as a major issue in Julia Gillard’s talks today with Indonesia.

Amid the ongoing political impasse over border protection, Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare said authorities had intercepted a sixth asylum-seeker boat in 72 hours, this one carrying around 39 people.

The small ramshackle fishing vessel carrying mainly males, believed to be Sri Lankans, was later moored not far from shore at Christmas Island’s port, with around five navy officers on board.

The men aboard waved and smiled to The Australian Online as they waited to be taken ashore to one of the overflowing detention facilities on the island.

Ten boats in a week. Six boats in three days. Good lord.

Gillard has utterly, utterly failed.

Just get Malaysia to sign that UNHCR thingy?


Easy peasy.

I feel sick.

Go on. Go out door knocking now and try and sell your stupid carbon tax.

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