Today’s letter page (SMH Sept 24) illustrates the variety of views coming from contributors.
On the one hand we have a writer finding all that is good about the proposed new-version Pacific Solution and denigrating Labor for those who drowned en route since “the Labor government virtually invited them to make the boat trip”.(Qld correspondent)
The immediately following letter pointed out that if announcing details of boat arrivals alerted people smugglers and provided them with information… then “he (Abbott) and the media must surely share the blame for arrivals over the period of Labor government when they screamed long and loud” etc. etc.
You pays your money and takes your pick about which view to espouse.