“The Collapse of the Malaysia Agreement”
How do you collapse an agreement to which the other side never agreed?
Not keeping up with the inflow, even after opening the gates of the detention centres – or is there actually a link between the two?:
Bridging visas, requiring asylum seekers to find accommodation and seek work to pay their way as they wait for the outcome of refugee claims, are seen as a way to relieve pressure on the detention network and lower costs in the wake of the collapse of the Malaysia agreement.
A disturbing hit rate, even if the men were innocent:
AN AUSTRALIAN gay couple have had their six-year-old son taken from them by child protection authoritiesÂ in Los Angeles while the FBI and Queensland Police investigate allegations that they are members of an international paedophile ring… Â Â Three is unusual, even for the innocentÂ (Andrew Bolt)
FOREIGN Minister Kevin Rudd has hauled in Syria’s representative in Australia, bluntly warning that the regime in Damascus has lost legitimacy and President Bashar al-Assad must resign before more lives are lost. (Legitimacy? What exactly legitimizes KRudd ?)
Tim Blair knows how to deal with blather and drivel: Â LONG WAY HOLMES
Perhaps he’s paid per word. Jonathan HolmesÂ struggles to defineÂ author David McKnight:
McKnight is an Associate Professor of Journalism at UNSW. He’s anÂ unashamedly political animal. He’s had a career-longÂ interest in the politics of the Cold War, and has written about the modern culture wars between left and right, and what should replace them …
McKnight has hisÂ own political leanings, which are certainlyÂ not to the right.Â
Just say it, man. He’s a