In a policy announcement designed to provide voters with a distinct choice at the next election, The Labor Party today said it would direct the majority of bribe payments towards low-income people smugglers if the party is elected to office next year.
“We’ve always looked out for the battlers on struggle street; that’s the Labor way,” Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said on revealing the policy today.
“Tony Abbott and the Coalition’s policy of bribing all people smugglers, no matter how much they or their spouse earn, is typical of this Government. It simply isn’t fair. We take a very different view on this matter. We will provide a safety net for the people smugglers who need it most. The ones who might otherwise drop out of the people smuggling system altogether”.
He said voters now have a choice. “Do you want a Government that bribes criminals, or do you want a Government that bribes criminals fairly? We stand for fair”.
Tony Abbott slammed the policy, saying the current system was working and that there was need to mess around with it.