A possie in Aussie

February 25, 2010

Andrew Bolt supports the claim that Howard lured boat people to Australia

Filed under: asylum,asylum seeker,boat people — Nayano @ 12:40 pm
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Andrew Bolt publishes this graph of numbers in immigration detention today, and asks us to note ‘The red dot marks the date Rudd said he go soft” (I am sure he means ‘when Rudd went soft’), and claims that Kevin Rudd’s weakening of our boat people laws has ‘lured’ the boats.

What did Rudd know of this boat and when did he know it?

But here is another graph showing numbers in immigration detention, this time from 1999 to 2009.

Notice the sudden increase for 1999-2001? Temporary Protection Visas were introduced in 1999.

Conclusion: if Rudd’s ‘softness’ towards ‘ asylum seekers has ‘caused’ the increase in boat arrivals, then logically we must conclude that Howard’s policies caused the increase from 1999 to 2001.

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