Government Marks 200 Days Without Reporting On The Arrival Of A Boat

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today said his government had successfully “stopped the reporting of boats,” marking 200 days since news of the last boatload of asylum seekers reached the Australian public.

“Although there’s still work to be done, we can say today that the lines of communication have been closed,” Mr Abbott told reporters this morning, adding that his Government had sent a ‘strong message’ to would-be information traffickers.

Mr Abbott said he felt vindicated, after many commentators had doubted his Government’s ability to say so little for so long. “To those who scoffed, to those who said it couldn’t be done, well, we’ve proved that it can”.

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  1. Tom

    July 7, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Finally, an election promise kept!

  2. Maybe Satire

    July 7, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Information traffickers – yes that does sound like a dangerous group of people – they might undermine our devotion to beloved leaders – STOP THE NEWS!

  3. Maureen Coffey

    July 12, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Journalists are information traffickers now. Pharmacists will soon be called drug traffickers then? And suppressing information by governments – wasn’t that once, pre-Orwell, called censorship?