Refugees at Sea; April 19th, 2015




19th April, 2015

NEWS YAHOO reporter,Nick Butterly, reported from  Canberra, April 17, 2015, at 12:09 pm that; “Australia is moving to return a large group of asylum seekers to Vietnam using a navy ship – at great cost and under an extraordinary cloak of secrecy. The West Australian understands the Navy supply ship HMAS Choules is currently standing off the Vietnamese coast as part of the operation to hand back a group of almost 50 asylum seekers.The Vietnamese are believed to have been intercepted by customs and navy vessels at sea earlier this month, north of Australia.”

So that is yet another secret interception made by Border Protection. Yet another proof that we are being lied to by our Government.


Also included in Nick Butterly’s report is the information that; “Though no details have been given since of turn back or tow back operations, it is believed the Navy and Customs have undertaken several missions to push back boats in recent months. Last month Indonesian media reported that an orange life boat of the type known to be used by the Navy and Customs to push back asylum seekers had been found abandoned on a beach in Java.”

So there have been “Several” Push or tow backs, at least one orange lifeboat recovered by the Indonesians AND a vessel from Vietnam intercepted and its passengers returned to Vietnam.

“Several”, for the purposes of my list of refugee vessels, is more than “Two” or it would be reported as “A Couple”. It is probably less than five as that would be reported as “Many”. I have recorded two vessels since the beginning of this year.

24th March 2015 – 15 refugees reported arrived Christmas Island 18th Mar, returned to Indonesia under escort.  6 Iranians, 2 Nepalese, 7 Bangladeshis. AND  9th Feb 2015 – 4 Sri Lankans (probably Tamils) returned from Cocos Island to Sri Lanka via the Sri Lankan Navy.

So I shall record one additional vessel in March 2015 as well as one, origin Vietnam with 50 asylum seekers, in April 2015.

Which still leaves the unanswered question





Australia has failed to change human nature.

Australia has failed to stop the boats.
They may not be getting far,
but escapees from oppression are still setting out or planning on setting out.
Some of them will not be making it..




arrival list

Street Art

Public2015 has been in full swing.

42 walls, over 50 artists.

I caught one artist working away in Fremantle.

I’ll be posting as many of the finished products as I can find.

street art 19

Street Wisdom

Street Wisdom 18

Sid and Sod #683


God and Education

God and Education

Reverently burgled from God

BBC Quiz of the Week


LAST Week:- A week spent travelling around with daughter and her family. Visiting all sorts of touristy spots around Perth. Travelling up to 100 miles and walking almost as many around all the places we went. Very sore feet, very tired body, lots of great memories. Grand-children are fun!

Hats and Crowns:- Last week I scored a magnificent 1/7 and so get to wear the hat with Rob.

THIS Week:- I somehow flukes 4/7 in what was an interesting set of questions. How will you go this week with the Quiz?

Previous Dunces

10th Apr, 1/7, Ærchiearchive, Rob

3rd Apr, 1/7, daisyfae

27th Mar, 2/7, Rob

20th Mar, 2/7, daisyfae, Rob

13th Feb, 2/7, Ærchiearchive, daisyfae

6th Feb, 4/7, No Hat Award

27th Feb, 2/7, daisyfae, Rob

20th Feb, 1/7, Ærchiearchive

13th Feb, 3/7, No Hats Awarded

6th Feb, 2/7, Rob

30th Jan, 2/7, Rob

23rd Jan No Hats Awarded

16th Jan, 1/7, Rob

9th Jan, 1/7, daisyfae

12th Dec, 3/7, no hats awarded

5th Dec, 2/7, Ærchiearchive

Crown Winners (7/7)

14th Sept, 2012, healingmagichands

28th Sept, 2012, dinahmow

5th Oct, 2012, dinahmow, healingmagichands, Buff

7th Dec, 2012, healingmagichands, Rob

31st May, 2013, dinahmow

14th June, 2013, dinahmow

26th July 2013, dinahmow

9th August 2013, dinahmow

21st Mar, 2014, healingmagichands

1st Aug, 2014, healingmagichands

Poll Sum: 15th April





One Poll, Essential 31/03 was deleted.

Five polls, Morgan 8/04, Essential 8/04, Ipsos 12/04, Newspoll 13/04, Essential 14/04 were added.

A total of 11,645 Australians were polled


FIVE NEW POLLS this week and the news is not all good if you are a supporter of the Left.

Percentages converted back to Raw Numbers

Simple maths convert the published % to raw numbers using the electors polled.

Liberal and National Party numbers are combined.


Note:- Newspoll lumps PUP voters with “Others”. I split them out at as near to 20-80 as I can with whole numbers. That seems to be how the numbers for other polls fall.

Two Party Preferred


Translating this into electoral numbers,

assuming 15 million electors

we have a National Two Party Preferred of

L-NP 7,054,050 Votes

ALP 7,945,950 Votes

Which leads to – – –



A difference of

5.946% or just

891,900 voters.

Another swing of over 1% to the Right.


One of the numbers the true wonks look at is the Primary vote given to the majors.

Once upon a time it was expected that the L-NP primary would be around 45% while the ALP could only win with a Primary beginning with a “4”.



The minor parties and the “others” will have a major impact come election day.

Here is how they are going.


Whenever I see a poll it is my habit to add the ALP and Green votes together.

The Left remains the Left even though it is now in two parts.

At the moment the other Left Parties are lumped in “Others” so I cannot count them.

Anyway, here is what that addition of ALP + Greens looks like this week.

The number this week is back under 50%



For this postipsosNewspollessential poll morgan pollgalaxy pollpollreachtel





It seems our electorate is drawn to silent invisibility! Since the abortive “spill”, abbott has virtually gone into hiding. When he has appeared he has been behind the Minister making the announcement as he was behind Morrison as the “Vaccinate for Welfare” announcement was made.

The less he is seen and the less he says, the more popular he becomes.

Go figger!




Over to you, the discerning reader.


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