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    7 Jul 2014

    Australia's Immigration Minister Scott Morrison Just Broke His First Rule

    "You do not talk about on-water matters"

    Immigration Minister Scott Morrison abandoned his usually secretive mode this morning, confirming 41 asylum seekers had been sent back to Sri Lanka after being stopped at the Cocos Islands last month.

    Immigration Minister's press office

    But don't you all remember the first rule of Operation Sovereign Borders?

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    Since it launched last year, Scott Morrison has repeatedly invoked "on water matters" as a reason to avoid giving information about asylum seekers at sea.

    It's prompted some people to ask why is he breaking the rule now?

    Surely Scott Morrison can no longer use the "on water matters" excuse in future having broken his own rules in this case #auspol

    Heath Aston@HeathJAston

    Surely Scott Morrison can no longer use the "on water matters" excuse in future having broken his own rules in this case #auspol

    7:06 AM - 07 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Because the details in this case reveal something about what is happening at sea.

    One Sinhalese Sri Lankan asylum seeker was found to possibly have a claim but asked to go home instead of Manus says Scott Morrison @abcnews

    Latika Bourke @latikambourke

    One Sinhalese Sri Lankan asylum seeker was found to possibly have a claim but asked to go home instead of Manus says Scott Morrison @abcnews

    6:49 AM - 07 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    and the fact there was a dog on board....

    Ray Hadley: Why did the asylum seekers bring a dog? Was it Sinhalese or Tamil? Scott Morrison: I don't know; it wasn't screened.

    Matthew Knott@KnottMatthew

    Ray Hadley: Why did the asylum seekers bring a dog? Was it Sinhalese or Tamil? Scott Morrison: I don't know; it wasn't screened.

    9:41 AM - 07 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    It's high-time as well... because some people are starting to invoke some pretty vivid comparisons.

    Scott Morrison, the opposite of Oskar Schindler.

    Augustus@AugustusBrown

    Scott Morrison, the opposite of Oskar Schindler.

    9:42 AM - 07 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Even the former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser is getting in on the act.

    Handing AS back to SL navy at sea redolent off handing Jews to Nazis in 1930s

    Malcolm Fraser@MalcolmFraser12

    Handing AS back to SL navy at sea redolent off handing Jews to Nazis in 1930s

    2:43 PM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And others want to more about what is happening in Australia's name.

    Not bad for a church ;) RT @FrBower Thanks Father Rod keep shining the light To The Hague Scott Morrison.

    Chris Karadaglis@Shckwish

    Not bad for a church ;) RT @FrBower Thanks Father Rod keep shining the light To The Hague Scott Morrison.

    6:10 PM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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