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'Playing politics with lives'

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 14 October, 2011 - 9:05 AM

The Prime Minister's conceded the collapse of the Malaysia people swap deal will see more boats and asylum seekers coming to Australia.

Ms Gillard has accused the Opposition of playing politics with lives by blocking amendments to the Migration Act, which she wanted to use to resurrect the Malaysia swap deal.

The PM says the Opposition could have blood on their hands.

Meanwhile, Tony Abbott is refusing to take the blame for the government's decision to abandon the offshore processing of asylum seekers.

Mr Abbott says if the government's serious about offshore processing, they could have it tomorrow by accepting the opposition's amendments.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • TEAR Up the UN agreement, we dont want them here.

    janet p Monday 17 October, 2011 - 3:38 PM
  • some of you people should look at the advice from the department of immigration and other agencies who deal with boat arrivals and who again today have repeated that reopening Nauru will not be a deterrent to boat arrivals. instead of being stuck in partisan political positions it would help if people would inform themselves a bit better on this issue. See story today: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/immigration/cost-revealed-of-failed-malaysia-solution/story-fn9hm1gu-1226168592893

    diana Monday 17 October, 2011 - 3:12 PM
  • Gillard is "not" right, please stop because you don't even realise how stupid you sound.
    Read other people's posts and you might get it since obviously you don't get what I have written.

    Peggy Monday 17 October, 2011 - 1:09 PM
  • Blame Abbot all you like. But to the rusted on Labor fools here, did Nauru processing of asylum seekers stop the boats? A simple yes or no thanks.

    JR Monday 17 October, 2011 - 1:02 PM
  • For your information, Peggy, "Tony" is now the one who is supporting Bob Brown, not Gillard. Do you support off shore processing or not? You cannot say "yes and no" like Abbott. You either do or do not. Abbott will be standing shoulder to shoulder with Bob Brown in voting against Gillard's Malaysia solution to turn back the boats, so don't tell me Abbott is better for Australia than Gillard. Fair's fair, when the illegals start flooding in you cannot blame Gillard for this one - not this time. She has done her best to stop it. You should learn to judge by results, Peggy not words.

    Gillard is Still Right! Monday 17 October, 2011 - 12:40 PM
  • Gillard is right?????What land are you living in or what are you "SMOKING".

    IAN BARKER Monday 17 October, 2011 - 10:11 AM

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