Why are we bashing refugees around the head. Banning for life, what the hell is this about.
How can Malcolm Turnbull describe this as a battle of wills between Australia and "criminal gangs of people smugglers" when they aren't attacking the smugglers they are attacking refugees(customers).
He is attempting to blacklist for life all asylum seekers who have tried to come to Australia on boats since mid-2013. This is is a cruel and unnecessary, these refugees are, or have been, already in detention for years.
The ban is to apply to all adults sent to offshore immigration centres on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island since July 19, 2013.
Feeding us the fear factor:-
"This is a battle of will between the Australian people ... and these criminal gangs of people smugglers," Mr Turnbull told reporters in Sydney on Sunday.
"You should not underestimate the scale of the threat."
Why the necessity of the legal change now, given the government continues to insist it has Australia's borders under control.
The already extremely harsh measures implemented have been successful we are told. Yet all of a sudden, this change is seen as fundamental to the policy?"