Bali is so nice that Australians go there for holidays. But other people – whichÂ the Press Council warns journalistsÂ notÂ to call illegal immigrantsÂ – think Bali is a place they should leave to seek asylum in Australia instead:
…95 asylum-seekers were detained by Bali police early yesterdayÂ in what appeared to be a sting operation.
The asylum-seekers, who according to a Bali police officer were Syrian, Afghan, Turkish and Iranian, were stopped about 5am, shortly after boarding their boat.
En route to Australia, most of the asylum-seekers were last night refusing to disembark the boat, which was moored at Tanjung Benoa in Kuta.
If we’re taking people from even Turkey now – people too fussy to settle for Bali – we really are being played for mugs.
Time the Press Council freed journalists to speak the truth, instead of prosecuting their politics through New Speak.