n his desperate political situation, Morrison last week told us ‘Bill Shorten is a clear and present threat to Australian security … and I’ll fight them [the ALP] using whatever tools or tactics I have available to me to ensure that we do not weaken border protection laws’.
His tools and tactics are designed to appeal to fear and are based on deception and misrepresentation.
The Coalition sees boat arrivals or the threat of boat arrivals as a means to advance its political interests. It is as sordid as that. As a ‘senior Liberal party official’ told the American Embassy some time ago, ‘the more boats that come, the better for us’.
Consider the key issues and dates in this long story of lies and misrepresentation. In all of this, the main stream media and particularly the Canberra Press Gallery has failed to do its job.