Drowned in a good cause

Tim Blair writes:

Last week Hanson-Young was at it again following immigration minister Scott Morrison’s apology to Indonesia after Australian Navy ships entered Indonesian waters. This accidents-happen moment infuriated the Senator … “The minister is begging for forgiveness while carrying on with a policy that was always going to lead to this type of disaster.”

There you have it. Some ships stray over a certain coordinate of latitude and longitude and it’s a disaster. But hundreds drown because of a policy that was always going to lead to that outcome and Hanson-Young files it under “unfortunate maritime incidents”.

As to the latest baby-in-the-briney, who cares if Howard or Abbott cannot be blamed?

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