Abbott keeps his promise – boat-people turned back

Looks like Tony Abbott has proved that you can actually turn back the boats despite claims from Kevin Rudd.

“Forty four Pakistani asylum-seekers, including four children, and two crew were brought to Indah Kiat port at Banten in Java at about 8am today, according to Indonesian police and rescue officers.

They were rescued yesterday by HMAS Ballarat near the southern mouth of the Sunda Strait after the engine on their fishing boat failed and it began taking water. 

Ballarat was met late last night by an Indonesian coast guard vessel in the strait, southwest of Indah Kiat and close to Indonesia’s 12 nautical mile territorial boundary.

Journalists and furious Leftists – but I repeat myself – protest that this was not a real turn-back but a rescue at sea. Things is, under Labor such rescued people were broght to Christmas Island.

An interception of this kind, where the Australian Navy hands asylum seekers back to Indonesian authorities after being asked to assist in their rescue, only happened once during the six years of the last Labor government. On all other occasions the people rescued were taken to Christmas Island.”


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