EXCLUSIVE by Simon Benson From: The Daily Telegraph
- Asylum seekers: Huge phone bills
- Gallery: Villawood centre in flames
- Bomb at Villawood sparks on-air stoush
- Villawood Detention Centre a no-go zone
“This is a further example of the consequences of Labor’s mismanagement of Australia’s borders,” opposition spokesman on the scrutiny of government Jamie Briggs said.
“A $283,000 bill for the riots at Villawood caused by the Labor government’s policies is a further blow to families struggling to pay for cost of living increases.
“This adds to the $3 billion blowout in the cost of the detention network thanks to Chris Bowen and the Labor Party.” Nine buildings were either damaged or destroyed. (source)