I wrote: “Of course the appellant process is free to the illegal immigrants but not to we taxpayers because the Government wears the cost of legal aid. Seven and a half million bucks worth, so far.”

Some comments suggested the cost was reported at $28 million. The $7.5 million I referred to was the cost of legal aid only.

The suggested $28 million figure is correct but included the cost of litigation settlements awarded to illegal immigrants for stress resulting in claimed mistreatment and sewn lips etc.

The Gillard Government had instructed Labor lawyers that all claims be settled prior to any hearing for fear of creating excessive case-law precedents.

Some “out of court” settlements have exceeded $200,000. 

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There are rumblings within the Liberal party that key Libs are looking to re instate Turnball. That would be a massive game changer and the Libs would then streak ahead of Rudd and the ALP.

91% of Liberal voters want Turnball.

Expect to hear a challenge in the next week or two.
I am hoping Abbott steps aside for the sake of the party and Australia.

lezli
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lezli

I share the shock that these refugees who have the funds to pay their way to Australia, but then no money to support themselves BUT know how much they will get paid once here!!!! BUT more urgently Australia should legislate prohibiting non-citizens the right to sue for any reason whatsoever. Most Australians would love to sew their mouths up and sue for big bucks and financial security we have to work 30 yrs to achieve. If concerned about the future Islamisation of Australia and th threat to our culture and way of life (via Sharia), then check out the Q… Read more »

RonXYZ
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RonXYZ

I still remember how capt Nemo had there sub set up to sink merchant boats was a great idea would come in handy today in the seas to our north.

roxyroo
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roxyroo

what a bloody mess Krudd!!
. even while he was swanning around in Indonesia a boat with 100 on board signaled it is capsizing .

The distressed vessel contacted AMSA’s Rescue Coordination Center.

Australian Navy goes to the rescue!

THE BOAT WAS 42 NAUTICAL MILES OFF JAVA!
The boat was found to not be capsized!
the people were taken to Christmas Island!

KEVIN RUDD AND JULIA GILLARD HAVE CAUSED THIS INVASION FROM WITHIN.

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roxyroo
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roxyroo

Just how COULD it cause war with Indonesia if Tony Abbott seeks to turn boats back to Indonesia? It cant be that our Navy sails into their waters, The Bloody illegal boats are calling for Help BY MOBILE PHONE TO the Aussie Navy and they are only 80 Km off the coast of Java, I don’t see Indonesia complaining that the navy is impinging on its sovereign waters when they are rescuing these infiltrators. Australia’s Border problem is a creation of KEVIN RUDD and his alone. Indonesia couldn’t care less about the boats that leave their shores, Temporary Protection Visas,… Read more »

2BobsWorth
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2BobsWorth

The key question for the election:
What will you do to end the illegal boat arrivals?
The answer is what will divide Rudd from Abbott on everything
this election.
Rudd’s solution:
Hold another regional conference in Bali.
In other words -more talk and let other countries dictate our policy
direction.
Abbott’s solution
Turn the boats around. Action, not talk.
And there it is folks, talk vs action.
Labor’s policies are all based on enquiries, conferences, people’s
focus groups etc. etc . Talk talk blah blah- that way you don’t have to
actually have a policy other than talk- which is why Rudd is their
champion. He’s all hot air.

FastPhil
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FastPhil

My votes for the three worst PM’s in Australia’s history:

1. M Fraser, a grazier who knew nothing about principles and is now looking to ingratiate himself as a soft caring person.

2. J Gillard, an opportunistic failed lawyer who put power and self-promotion above principle.

3. K Rudd, the most narcissistic figure in Australian public life who will do anything to promote himself, including destroying this country.

These three incompetent clowns have laid the groundwork for Australia to be ruled by Islamic sharia law.

Albert
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Albert

Before he stood down he was being referred to as the worst PM since federation. His past will catch up with him. Someone suggested his rapid change of mind to put up his hand for the leadership of the party was to beat the arrival of the Coroner’s report. Had it been handed down 2 weeks ago, Gillard may still be PM

RonXYZ
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RonXYZ

The longer this wanker waits the more shit will hit the fan

JRT
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JRT

Watching TV news, Rudd spouting rubbish about trade whilst RAN vessels racing to save ‘refugees’ off sinking boat IN Indo waters,

paddysmith11
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paddysmith11

Still not happy Kev,Gota zip

johnno
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johnno

For all the blame that the great narcissist wishes to shift onto JuLiar, the boats disaster is one that is all of his own doing. He loves the big statement, so why not apologise not just to the hundreds or thousands who have drowned, but to the Australian people for inflicting this on us? Presumably the spin doctors told him that apologizing to the families of HIS batts victims could help his cause, but I am sure that they would strongly advise him that apologizing for is, what possibly is the great moral challenge of our time, would be detrimental… Read more »

JRT
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JRT

Is this fair? These ‘economic refugees’ come here illegally & know enough to claim compensation for self harm, yet 4 young Australian citizens who were killed carrying out Govt. appointed (unsafe & unregulated) work can barely get “SORRY” from the PM who implemented the scheme.

Lauretta
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Lauretta

How can Kevin be popular? Have people forgotten how pathetic he was and still is? Honestly the thought of him being re-elected sends shivers down my spine. How can people be so stupid.

NoosaDuck
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NoosaDuck

I do not believe what this government has done , it has been totally irresponsible.

the only reason all this shit is happening to us is because
Kelvin Dudd and Jooollliiaaa Gillderarse have made us a great big soft touch, helped by their crazy commo green friends like Bob Commo Brown, Sarah Heiphen fuckwit and Christine Prune face.

Carrie-May
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Carrie-May

I meant to say: “If I sought ‘asylum…’

Carrie-May
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Carrie-May

I was sought ‘asylum’ in their country of origin then sewed my lips together in protest that I wasn’t getting what I wanted quickly enough, they would let me rot, they wouldn’t feel sorry for me and pay me $200.000. So why should we pay it to them? It doesn’t make any sense to me. Can someone please explain to me why it is so? As I am too dense to understand.