Record number of Illegals arrive
With the arrival of the 61st boat in 5 months of this year we have surpassed the total of arrivals of illegal immigrants for the whole of 2009, with sightings of several more boats on the way.
As of May 18th we have had 4890 invaders on 104 boats in the financial year 2009--10. Since the freeze on SriLankans and Afghanis another 22 boats have arrived carrying almost 1000 people.
The number of staff on Christmas Island has grown from 20 in 2008 to more than 356 today.
Now that's something for the Labor fans to be proud of and yet another failure of the Rudd government, and will be (hopefully) the final nail in Labor's coffin.