What’s been an obvious rort for months – even to outside observers – is finally news to the gullible Gillard Government:
Almost half the boat people who claim to be minors may be lying about their age to gain favourable treatment while in detention on Christmas Island, immigration officials fear, prompting tougher checks of birth dates.
But refugee advocates are worried the crackdown on ages is “bordering on paranoia” and harming asylum seekers’ chances of staying here.
How easy is it to con this incompetent Government? (Andrew Bolt)