Category Asylum Seekers

Lost and found

Two articles published today by The Daily Telegraph show the differences in how asylum seekers are portrayed by journalists.

Abbott can/ Abbott won’t

A recent comment from Opposition leader Tony Abbott that: “These are Indonesian flagged, Indonesian crewed, Indonesian home ported vessels that are coming from Indonesia. Of course they can go back to Indonesia.” has spawned two very differently framed articles.

The perennial question

Opposition leader Tony Abbott’s proposal for resolving the asylum seeker ‘issue’ has recently come under heavy criticism from Indonesia’s Foreign Minister, Marty Natelagawa, as being diplomatically “impossible.”