From the comments …
Just wondering about the logistics of how Gillard and Bowen will manage to send their 800 boatswap people to Malaysia.
800 is about three 737s full of reluctant returnees, three planeloads of cranky people (men, mainly) who have each paid $10,000 to get to Christmas Island on leaky boats in order to obtain an Australian visa for themselves and their families.
How do Gillard and Bowen imagine they’re going to force 800 unwilling illegals onto planes to Malaysia? At gunpoint?
Who will point the guns to force them aboard? Certainly not the Australian armed forces or the AFP.
Could they be drugged? Who will drug them? Certainly not doctors or nurses or other medical personnel.
Who will man the aircraft and handcuff these returnees to their seats? Certainly not civilian cabin crew, and certainly not the flight crews that fly australian civilian and military aircraft.
Malaysia is an impossible solution. If I can see the impossibilities and Julia Gillard cannot, I should be living in the Lodge, and she should be living in my shed.