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Asylum seekers: $375M redirected

Posted by: Staff writers | 18 December, 2012 - 5:26 PM
Asylum seekers

4BC Drive: The Federal Government has announced it will be redirecting $375m worth of foreign aid money towards asylum seekers, angering many in the community who feel it is a way of "robbing Peter to pay Paul".

Federal Member for Brisbane Teresa Gambaro is highly critical of the move and joins Gary Hardgrave to discuss.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Blasts from the past Bob, looking in from your alternative universe again are you, you need to widen the portal.

    The old saying of, he who will not learn from the past is destined to repeat it, holds true.

    BELLA Friday 21 December, 2012 - 1:24 AM
  • Bob Lord, what I did say was $147.3 Billion, but as you corrected me

    Wednesday 19 December, 2012 - 1:18 PM

    I thought it only prudent to use your figure of $250 Billion as you are the font of knowledge of all things ALP. I assumed that that did not include the NBN as the creative accounting by Mr Swan puts that borrowing into the development investments column, or some such other fantasy. so I will now use $300 Billion as the debt figure.

    But, back to the subject at hand.

    After Bob Carr used the Gillard tactic to avoid the answer to the question he did admit to what the ALP have done. It appears that it took a leak from the Treasury to out them on this one.

    It is reported that the figure of HALF A BILLION is what has already been approved.

    Got to hand it to the ALP machine, applying the boiling frog technique, again.

    BELLA Friday 21 December, 2012 - 12:56 AM
  • @Jamesw
    A. Wayne Swann was the village idiot.
    Borrowed without any plan to repay.

    Rich Thursday 20 December, 2012 - 12:44 PM
  • Thanks Dick i'm a lot wiser now and will never let ANYONE borrow my chooks again, anybody want to borrow a watermelon?

    roger Thursday 20 December, 2012 - 10:38 AM
  • Rich, what sort of idiot would enter a commercial venture happy to get less than a 0.333% return on investment?

    James W Thursday 20 December, 2012 - 10:37 AM
  • 'freinds', Rich? Thier, mick? Did you guys cheat off each other at school or do you 'both' live in the one brain?

    James W Thursday 20 December, 2012 - 10:34 AM

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