Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Australian New Nation Boat Report 2010. Boat number 80 for 2010.

Here's boat number 80 for 2010 and the first during the 'erection' campaign -

Asylum seekers (invaders) arrive at Christmas Island


AUTHORITIES have intercepted the first asylum seeker
(invader) boat to arrive during the election campaign, just north of Christmas Island.

Home Affairs Minister Brendan O'Connor issued a statement this morning saying "initial indications suggest there are
40 passengers (invaders) and three crew (smugglers) on board".

HMAS Broome caught the boat north of Flying Fish Cove.

"The group will be transferred to Christmas Island where they will undergo security, identity and health checks and their reasons for travel will be established."
(Yep, the regular BS they roll out as each boat arrives.)

Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she had been advised of the latest arrival.

"I've been very clear, there's no quick fix here," she told reporters while campaigning in western Sydney.

"We have a long-term solution through developing a regional framework and a regional processing centre.

"It will take hard work and patience and determination to deliver that long-term solution which would take away the very product that people smugglers sell."


The total for July is 7 boats carrying 382 invaders and 20 reported smugglers. The tally so far for 2010 on the 21st of July (the 202nd day of 2010) is 80 boats carrying 3,814 invaders and 200 reported smugglers.

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