Key’s missing the main point – Kelvin Davis has been saying there would be riots

Mr Key told reporters this afternoon he had been advised that there could be a small number of New Zealanders involved in the riots. None were believed to be injured.

The New Zealand detainees are awaiting deportation under a controversial law change in Australia which cancelled the visas of anyone convicted for a sentence of more than one year.

Some were waiting on the outcome of appeals to the Australian Government.

In a statement released this afternoon, the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Control said the rioting had been led by a group whose visas had been cancelled. It did specify which countries the rioters were from.

Mr Key said today: “My concern would be that like a riot at any Corrections facility, there can and may well be consequences as a result.

“These are people who theoretically are staying on Christmas Island, choosing not to come back to New Zealand because we know under the advice we’ve had from the Australian Government they could do that.

“Now the risk is they actually damage their own appeals because they undertake other criminal activity while they are there.”

There were no riots.  None.  Then Kelvin Davis went over and started talking riots.   And repeating it.  And constantly highlighting and repeating it.

As Key has said, there is no point in rioting at a facility that’s trying to deport you when good behaviour is needed for your application to stay to succeed. 

So why didn’t Kelvin Davis tell his lowlife friends in Australia not to riot?   All he’s been doing is adding fuel to the whole situation instead of genuinely acting in their interest.

So the answer appears to be that Kelvin doesn’t care about the ex-cons either, but is much more interested in generating an embarrassing situation between the Australian and New Zealand governments.  Sabotage, if you will.

Rioting starting when a group of Iranian detainees were carrying out a peaceful protest following the death of an Iranian asylum seeker, the statement said.

The department said rioters “took advantage” of a peaceful protest by Iranian detainees to engage in property damage.

They had lit “a number of small fires” at the detention centre and damaged medical, educational and sporting facilities.

No staff or detainees had been injured, the statement said, and the department was attempting to resolve the situation “in a peaceful and safe manner”.

So there was no riot.  And people that aren’t even involved with the Iranian peaceful protest went on a stupid rampage, including some New Zealanders.

Well done Kelvin, it appears you put the idea in their heads, and they grabbed the first opportunity that presented itself, no matter the damage they’ve done to themselves.   You must be so proud.


– Isaac Davison, A newspaper

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.