Thursday, 19 November 2009

Keeping Australia’s boat people in perspective

Presumably the political shouting and posturing over boat people policy will decline a little now that the asylum seekers from the Oceanic Vikingare back on terra firma. That should help make it an appropriate time to contemplate just how fortunate it is for Australia that ours is a difficult country for would be illegal settlers to reach.
Not so lucky is Greece, where I noted from the International Herald Tribune this morning that 7745 illegal boat people have made it to Lesbos this year after navigating the seven kilometres wide straight separating the island from the Turkish mainland.

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