For God's sake, it is linked to illegal immigrants because you singled them out and, as I said at the time, it was irrelevant.
The point is quite simple; whether it's illegal immigrants or Ruby Princess or Old Uncle Tom Cobley, it's all bloody border protection.
You talk about boats legally in Australian waters and nobody has disputed this. But, there is a vast difference between Australian waters and the frontier which passengers have to cross. The Feds failed at the frontier. The NSW Premier could have denied landing rights no doubt, but she's not clairvoyant would have had no reason to believe that the Feds would fail to do their job properly. Suggesting now what she should have done is pure hindsight, but at least the WA Premier learnt from it that his Federal brethren couldn't be trusted.
If the Feds want to boast about border protection, they have to do all of it; not just the boat people. One wonders why this is so difficult to comprehend.
You went on about the LNP's credibility of border protection in taters, which historically is all based on just one thing, illegal immigrants via boats.
Ohh, the NSW Premier had no idea what the feds would do so she just stood back and let them anyway. "One wonders why this is so difficult to comprehend".
Its simple, not sure why you are not getting it.
From reportsBut the Ruby Princess passengers weren't screened and were unmonitored when they left the ship.
I think we both should agree, this shouldn't have happened About a third were international passengers - they were told they could travel overseas immediately or self-isolate in Sydney for a fortnight.
Great, most of the foreigners likely left ASAP, doesn't help those on the plane with them."They even said, you can get a train home," said Ms McCafferty.
Standard practice for people arriving from planes at the timeNew South Wales health officials have said they followed national guidelines which allow passengers to disembark if the route is considered "low risk". The Ruby Princess was given that status because it had been to New Zealand only.
Ruby was except because it had only been to Jacinta'ville. Others noted that while Canberra had enacted a ban on cruise ships arriving, it had allowed four including the Ruby Princess to be exempt.So not entirely asleep at the wheel, calculated decision has been made. NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard told reporters on Saturday: "With the benefit of what we now know... I'd have said 'yeah, maybe we should hold them on the ship.'"
Now we are getting down to it.
Anyway, I think we are done here so lets move on!