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Rudd’s Tampa

October 19, 2009

Crikey : Meet Alex and Brindha: a media savvy bunch of boat people

Andrew Bolt calls this latest boat docked off Merak in Indonesia ”Rudd’s Tampa”.

Part of the reason why it’s not is because we’ve seldom seen images like this of boat people. We’re never up this close. And we haven’t heard soundbites from children before, or very articulate teachers like Alex.

Back in the Howard years, asylum seekers were kept well away from the camera. And children were definitely not seen or heard. More

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