Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appealed to Indonesian people smugglers, begging them not to attempt to cross into Australian waters which are now totally open and easy to access.
“Mr Morrison said it was all about perception. “People smugglers don’t deal with the nuance of the Canberra bubble,” he told journalists. “They deal with the psychology of messaging, of whether things are stronger or whether things are weaker. Well, they are weaker. THEY ARE WEAKER GUYS!”
The Prime Minister said his message to people smugglers was simple: “Our borders are now open”.
He said he had reopened the detention facilities on Christmas Island in case people smugglers tried to come to Australia, “which is now easier than ever. But you shouldn’t try”.