Abbott making great progress in stopping the boats

Tony Abbott’s government has slowed the flow of boats to a bare trickle, not so you’d notice in the media who are still trying to hang the man on semantics.

Nonetheless the boats are stopping and the Indonesian government is cooperating with mass arrests and busts of people smugglers.

INDONESIAN police have disrupted 17 people-smuggling operations since the September 7 election, stopping 550 people getting on boats and arresting three “high value” suspects, in a crackdown for which Australian authorities are claiming credit. 

After a week in which only one boat arrived in Australian waters, the Australian Federal Police said an Indonesian court had ordered the arrest of an alleged smuggling kingpin…

Former Labor immigration minister Tony Burke insisted the number of disruptions by Indonesian police were “consistent” with those recorded even before he was appointed in July.

Labor can spin all they like, the simple fact is the boats are being stopped and turned back.


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He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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