Boat people will continue to arrive no matter who is in power. There are boats arriving every week that you don't hear about, and have been for years (even during, and before Little Johnny's reign - remember the "Tampa" fiasco?). Perhaps it might pay to actually think about who is feeding you this information, and why. If it is Channel 7, and the Herald Sun, then I rest my case. How does blaming Julia Gillard help matters? She wasn't the one who told them to get on a boat, and come out here. The fact that the issue of boat people seems to only really pop up when a federal election is on the horizon, should send off alarm bells in one's head.
Most of your posts are inflammetry to say the least. They do not provoke any thought, they only show ignorance to the subject you are trying to add your opinion to. Post anymore more of this drivel, 2301, and I will warn you heavily. Your ignorance on this subject is offensive.
Well, I am blaming Julia AND the Labor party because their policies are clearly contributing to the problem. They were the ones that got rid of mandatory detention, closed down off shore processing and stopped temporary protection visas and in the process sent the signal to the people smugglers and their customers that Australia is open for business if you have a wad of cash in your pocket. You say Julia wasn't the one who told them to get on the boats...but, you don't think that their policies aren't having some effect on this crisis? Indonesia keeps telling Australia to take the sugar off the table.
I believe you are drawing a long bow by saying that this issue is only being brought up because of the election, really. This issue has been festering for the last few years and why shouldn't it be an election issue, after all it is costing everyone a fortune and has major implications for the country not just financially but also for national security and social cohesion.
I can't see anywhere where I have been inflammetry apart from referring to Julia as Juliar, because she has clearly lied and misled the public numerous times. If you hold public office you are open to satire and ridicule-an underpinning fundamental of democracy. What about the names people throw at Abbott and Howard?, and why shouldn't anyone who holds public office be subjected to that no matter what party you represent?, especially if they are clearly doing a bad job. Yes little Johnny.
All I am doing is debating the subject, because everyone has different opinions about this topic and good on them, their entitled to their opinion and I will defend their right to it, but just because you think my ignorance is offensive, well that is subjective to say the least because I could say that about you but I refrain. Don't you think you are being kind of dictatorial in your attitude?
If you don't want to discuss, talk or debate the issue, well then what is the point of this site?