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Labor's big Christmas bonus for the people smugglers

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Michael Keenan MP - Federal Member for Stirling Labor’s big Christmas bonus for the people smugglers December 27, 2012

This Christmas season the people smugglers received another million dollar pay check courtesy of the Gillard Government’s failure to protect Australia’s borders, Shadow Minister for Justice, Customs and Border Protection Michael Keenan said.

“The hard working men and women of our Border Protection Command will get no break this holiday season as the relentless wave of boat arrivals continue, with another 2 vessels carrying a total of 105 people intercepted in the last 48 hours,” Mr Keenan said.

“These latest boat arrivals just reinforce Labor’s astonishing incompetence on border protection policies.

“The Coalition understands that in order to stop the boats from coming there must be a comprehensive suite of policies that includes temporary protection visas and turning the boats back around when it is safe to do so.

“When Labor reversed these policies and demolished the robust border protection system they inherited, it reinvigorated the people smuggling trade that now prospers throughout the region.

“Whilst Labor remains in power the only ones who will be celebrating this holiday season are the people smugglers,” Mr Keenan said.

© Authorised by Michael Keenan MP, 203 Wanneroo Road, Tuart Hill WA 6060

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