The first group of people to be intercepted off the coast of Australia by the Rudd Government in October 2008 By SENATOR SARAH HANSON-YOUNG If the Labor Party still has a soul, it should be searching through it with a fine-toothed comb right now. This week we saw the Government perform a complex and remarkably hypocritical double backflip (with pike) when it introduced legislation that Minister Bowen himself called “a stain on our national character” just four years ago while in opposition. Excising the entire continent of... more
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Sarah Hanson-Young is a Federal Greens Senator.
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. Photo: Lion & Blue Studio An ABC report last night revealed six people smugglers arrived in Australia, claimed refugee status and set up people smuggling operations from within Australian borders. One, Captain Emad - known as 'the Head of the Snake' - had allegedly sent his family to Australia beforehand and joined them in a publicly-funded house in Canberra after being granted refugee status within... more