The Irony of Australian Government's Tough on Crimes: Never negotiate with terrorists, Never give in to blackmails, Never play into the hands of people smugglers ? Nope, Nope, Nope, Never! ..... Really?
" 23. The government has sought to justify tremendous cruelty as being necessary to fight the 'evil' people smugglers and to 'smash their business model'. It would be extraordinary if the government was now paying those same individuals to turn boats around and smuggle people elsewhere..." -- Sub 10. Human Rights Law Centre, Melbourne.