A conservative government bashing our national broadcaster, our ABC, again. Who would have thunk it. Prime Minister Abbott says the ABC is on everyone's side except Australia's.
I too am a quite sceptical about our navy making refugees hold hot engine pipes and being burnt as they were towed back to Indonesia. The ABC reported the story and showed photos, but of course they could not verify the story and made that quite clear. Is The Abbott saying the allegation by the refugees should not have been reported? Our ABC just reported. It did not say the story was true and made it quite clear that the story was unverified.
It has been proved that our navy illegally went into Indonesian waters to return refugees. Australia has had to apologise to Indonesia. Our ABC has reported the matter, but ABC presenters' comments have been a little cynical and so they should be. The Abbott minions have mentioned rough seas and ship equipment failure for the incursion.
Come on. Do any of us really believe that in 2014 an Australian navy ship does not know exactly where it is?