Remarks such as, Indonesia is not able to control its people smugglers without any regard for how hard it would be to do so with the number of islands that make up Indonesia is is petty.
Abbott says people smugglers are dastardly criminals for taking money from refugees. Now it appears it is us who are paying these same dastardly people?
If this is true it is a stupid move, even more so because apparently this particular boat wasn't aiming to come to Australia, they were heading to Kiwi land.
This government is making us look like idiots, they do not think anything through, with the result, they cause trouble for themselves and their citizens.
Even that old drovers dog would be able to tell that this a was a rotten dead rabbit and would not have brought it home.
Now we have one smart dog(the Foreign Minister) and a not so smart dog(the Immigration Minister) being forced to bark at shadows. These doggies have been left with this rotting rabbit and they don't realise it was given to them by the top dog(Tony Abbott).
This smells like a top dog call(Captains call) because this top doggy has proved that he'll do anything to keep his big bone and he doesn't care if he damages the other dogs. In particular he doesn't mind hurting the smart dog because this little dog is more popular than him.