Boby wouldn’t lie to you:
Somali “asylum seeker” Boby Nooris claims he was sprayed in the eyes during a boat interception in early January.
New details have emerged about asylum seeker claims that Australian sailors mistreated them during a boat interception operation earlier this month.
A Somali asylum seeker has told the ABC that there were angry protests when people found out the boat was being turned around and they were being returned to Indonesia.
He alleges that during the onboard argument he suffered burns when he came into contact with a hot engine after an Australian sailor sprayed him in the eyes. (Read more by Andrew Bolt)
Labor should explain why it scrapped what had worked under the Howard Government and never managed to do what the Abbott Government has done again:Â
[Immigration Minister Scott] Morrison said the interception of illegal boats was one of a series of measures in the past four months that resulted in the first boat-free January since 2008 and the first full calendar month without an illegal boat arrival since February 2009…
“The results have been dramatic. In the last 58 months, there have been illegal boat arrivals but on the 59th, it’s zero.Â Since December 19, over six weeks ago, not a single boat has successfully made it to Australia.”
You would think the Greens and Labor, who presided over weaker laws which lured more than 1000 boat people to their deaths, would be utterly mortified. Ditto the media outlets which for so longed cheered on their ghastly failure.
But no. Notice that Morrison still has to “defend” what is in fact so far a great achievement:
In a surprise move – and an attempt to tackle head on charges of excessive secrecy – Mr Morrison will appear at a Labor/Greens-dominated Senate inquiry in Canberra today toÂ defendÂ the government’s Operation Sovereign Borders policy.