Morrison asks us to honor those that went to Afghanistan to help Afghanis. Yet he doesn’t off any help or hope to those who helped us.
SBS News understands visa holders, including former interpreters for Australia, were initially told they would not be part of this first rescue operation.
Further confirmation about who was on the flight is being sought.
26 evacuees is Morrison’s political heroic number like vaccinations he “promises that will be ramped up”
Dutton says yes, from those who have already done the paper work years ago or are already here. We aren’t stupid to allow anybody on the planes.
In fact, Morrison is worried, like French President Emmanuel Macron, about a wave of asylum seekers from a horrifying takeover of Afghanistan. So Morrison revived his rhetoric about stopping boats and turning back asylum seekers. It is a warning sign for an ugly debate ahead of the election. This means the Prime Minister’s pledge to take 3000 refugees has to be treated with caution. It is not clear whether it is even possible to airlift that many in the weeks or months ahead. The notion of an orderly queue is always a fantasy.