KRudds Highway to Afghanistan "a Visa Factory for People Smugglers"

…and they just keep coming! They don’t even need an escort, they know the way:

But not to worry, they will all be fast-tracked:

Room for more on Christmas Island: KRudd

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the Christmas Island detention centre still has further capacity despite the arrival of another 181 asylum seekers yesterday.

Tents and demountables are already being used to house some of the asylum seekers.

The boat carrying 181 asylum seekers was intercepted last night near Christmas Island. Those on board have now been taken to the detention centre.

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Department of Immigration figures show there are now 1,628 asylum seekers, including 14 crew members, being held in the detention centre. It can house 1,848 people.

Tents and demountables are already being used to house some of the asylum seekers but Mr Rudd says there is not yet any need to take asylum seekers to the mainland.

“At present our advice is that Christmas [Island] remains the best place to accommodate people and there is still capacity there,” he told AM.

“As the Immigration Minister has said on previous occasions, there are always contingency plans in terms of the use of the purpose-built facility in Darwin. But at present capacity still remains at Christmas [Island].”

Opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison says the latest arrivals will push the centre to breaking point.

“Christmas Island was already operating at unsustainable levels when I left last week,” he said.

“It is now at bursting point, with this latest illegal arrival, thanks to the failed policies of the Rudd Government.

“Kevin Rudd has created a sea highway to Christmas Island which has become a visa factory for people smugglers.”

A spokesman Immigration Minister Chris Evans has released a statement saying work is underway to increase Christmas Island’s capacity to 2,200.

4 thoughts on “KRudds Highway to Afghanistan "a Visa Factory for People Smugglers"”

  1. Keep going but you’ll lose my support if you persist with calling my Prime Minister ‘KRudd.” You have declined contact with me and the opportunity to benefit from my wide experience in intelligence and work against Islam, albeit by the electronic sword. I’m not sure which ignoramus contributes material from Australia but the Rudd Government is every bit as tough on illegal immigration as its predecessor, the brutalist Howard regime. Some, like myself, believe that refugees should be screened and dealt with in an equitable fashion. A particularly stupid politician tried to convince people that terrorists would infiltrate Australian by making the long hazardous journey by sea to our shores. The recent arrivals from Sri Lanka have included some Tamil Tigers and some people in the intelligence community who tend to think a little more broadly realize that the Tigers are not in the same category as Al Qaeda. Yes they are violent and are trying to overthrow the government of Sri Lanka but they are not hell-bent on jihad.

    It’s fair to say that the terrorists we have in our country arrived as migrants and legally. That is the problem – Islamic migration needs to be stopped now. In the meantime, kindly restrict your insults to your own head of state. After all, no one else seems to have a problem.

    1. Thanks Miller.

      I am not aware that I have declined contact with you, you are very welcome to contribute your wide experience in intelligence and work against Islam.

      As for your claim that the “Rudd Government is every bit as tough on illegal immigration as its predecessor, the brutalist Howard regime.”- I beg to differ and I believe so do most of our readers. We are not overly concerned about a few Tamils, but the majority of boats are Muslims from the ME, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

      I’m glad that we are agreed that Islamic migration needs to be stopped now.

      As for KRudd, expect more of the same.

  2. John Miller February 2, 2010 at 7:37 pm,
    ‘A particularly stupid politician tried to convince people that terrorists would infiltrate Australian by making the long hazardous journey by sea to our shores.’
    [I gather that you are in the security service – they are supposed to be unbiased]

    ‘It’s fair to say that the terrorists we have in our country arrived as migrants and legally.’

    [Is that being tough in screening immigrants?]

    ‘Some, like myself, believe that refugees should be screened and dealt with in an equitable fashion.’

    [What criteria have you used to screen them equitably, when terrorists still infiltrate?]

    ‘After all, no one else seems to have a problem.’

    [Obviously, you have not been screening the posts. We do have a problem, as well, with ‘KRudd’ and and his lack of policies against terrorists and appreciate the analogy. {All talk. No action – meanwhile Rome burns}]

    You seem to be thin-skinned and will not be missed. It is His policy-lite position that has us in the poo. Once Abbott is in all that will change. After all, he is a Catholic!
    He will put a stop to your nonsense wishy-washy ideology!

  3. John Miller,put your money where your big mouth is,and put some of these illegals up in you’re own home,seeing you’re so concrrned about the situation

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