Australian Left is happy to bury its border policy bodies at sea, by Jennifer Oriel.
The government’s military-led border protection program, Operation Sovereign Borders, is under attack as Labor lurches left and refugee activists gain ground. Labor leader Bill Shorten has indicated the party will review its commitment to offshore detention at the ALP national conference in July. If given the opportunity, the far left will restore the lethal trade in people-smuggling by welcoming illegal boat arrivals and moving offshore processing centres on to Australian soil. The policy reversal would appease the green-left and accelerate the ALP’s retreat from the political centre.
Nearly all the illegals, when they gain citizenship, will vote left. What enlightened self-interest from the Labor Party and the Greens!