Face of the Day

A remarkable situation has developed over the Manus Island stand-off

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has opened the door to a potential refugee resettlement deal between Papua New Guinea and New Zealand, acknowledging it is a decision for the two sovereign states that Australia could not block.

But he warned any arrangement would be against Australia’s wishes and would run the risk of souring both countries’ diplomatic relationships with Australia – making it unlikely without Canberra’s blessing.

Go over their heads and suffer the consequences, Jacinda.

If I read Jacinda correctly, she will “do what is right”, and stuff those Australians.

The fact the New Zealand Labour party have now interfered with the sovereign business of another country twice in three months is probably going to cause a reaction.

The kind where our citizens and our businesses will find additional barriers to accessing Australia.

I love the “we can’t interfere in the business of other nations” line.  Wonder if Jacinda is smart enough to understand that she’s risking GDP and general goodwill for 150 of the hardest, low-life, thieves, rapists and violent men?


Sydney Morning Herald

Do you want:

  • ad-free access?
  • access to our very popular daily crossword?
  • access to Incite Politics magazine articles?

Silver subscriptions and above go in the draw to win a $500 prize to be drawn at the end of March.

Not yet one of our awesome subscribers? Click Here and join us.