Well, what a disgusting day of politics today was. There is a boat making a run for Australia with possible illegal immigrants on board. They pull up alongside an oil and gas facility and receive appropriate assistance ie. food and water. The Navy turns up, and finds that the boat is disabled, unseaworthy, is starting to sink and no-one has life preservers. So they rescue them. In the process the boat goes under and the rest of the people are pulled from the water entirely unharmed. Somehow this event has been portrayed as having "suspicious timing" by a refugee advocacy group that suspects these people were deliberately sent by some secret arm of the Australian government in the last week of the election. This is the most disgusting and ludicrous piece of filth that I have heard in a long time. And they wonder why the immigration department won't listen to these refugee "advocates". Secondly, they are in the media spruiking all sorts of misinformed shit about these people that just isn't true as a means of trying to criticise the government. Then come the Greens and that nutter Kerry Nettle. She asserts, totally incorrectly as it turns out, that the reason the oil platform didn't take the people off the boat is because they were worried about getting charged under immigration law. BULLSHIT! Anyone who knows anything about being at sea knows that whenever safety of life at sea is in question, all bets are off and EVERYONE must do everything they can to save life. Something the Indonesian government doesn't do. And prior to the Navy arriving the boat seemed intact. But don't let these facts get in the way of a good anti-government rant Kerry! Then she has a go at the Navy for risking the lives of these people. FFS these people put themselves and worse, their kids, in an unseaworthy boat with insufficient food and water and tried to make a passage that they knew was dangerous and they were bloody lucky that they ended up near the oil rig and the Navy eventually rescued them. The Navy did all the good things here and saved 16 people from themselves yet she questions the sailors efforts. Then she also tries to tie this whole event into the election in a disgusting attempt to politicise the arrival of this boat. These people are disgusting. And they want to control the Senate. Fcuken save us!!!! And they wonder why the government won't listen to them or co-operate on issues of national importance. If your neighbour is always throwing steaming piles of dogshit over your fence, you don't say G'Day or invite him over to your next party.