Hanson-Young repeats the horror in the Mediterranean
YOU’D think Sarah Hanson-Young would shrivel in shame at the drowned boat people on her conscience.
But, no, “accidents happen, tragedies happen”, the Greens senator chirruped when asked in 2011 if she took moral responsibility for the then Labor-Greens government luring hundreds of boat people to their deaths at sea.
And now she’s helping to repeat in the Mediterranean exactly the tragedies we saw in the seas between Australia and Indonesia before the Abbott Government ended the horror.
This week Hanson-Young was on a millionaire’s ship between Italy and Libya, using some of her taxpayer-supplied overseas study allowance to join an expedition that encourages the people smugglers plying a deadly trade.
Of course, she doesn’t see it that way.
Sarah Hanson-Young tells a gullible and unquestioning ABC host, Fran Kelly, that the “refugees” she is “rescuing” are generally foreign workers trapped in Libya by the militias. People smugglers tell a different story – they are taking truckloads of illegal immigrants over the Sahara for shipment to Italy.
In other news:
Italian police placed twelve migrants under house arrest after an inmates’ revolt at an refugee center in Sicily. The revolting migrants were angry because they hadn’t received their daily pocket money since the beginning of July. (From GoV)