|| Home || Books || About ||



Links

News & Current Affairs

Pickering Post
Russia Today | World News
Blacklisted News
The Guardian UK
Huffington Post
Newmatilda
Daily Mail | Science
Inside Story
Voice of Russia | World News
Reuters | Breaking News
Psylords
New Scientist



Human Interest

The Crowhouse | Not AFL
Singularity Hub
Divine Cosmos
Wake Up World
Next Nature
Truth Now
Business Insider | SAI
Pure Energy Systems
True Tube | No Censorship

Sheeple




26 February 2014

Coalition spent $2.5m on lifeboats to turn back asylum seekers

Undisclosed number of disposable lifeboats purchased by piggybacking on existing government contracts, senators told

Orange lifeboats purchased by the Australian government have been found washed ashore in Indonesia.

The Abbott government has spent $2.5m on an unknown number of disposable lifeboats to send asylum seekers back to Indonesia.

Border protection authorities purchased the lifeboats by piggybacking on existing government contract tenders, the customs and border protection chief Mike Pezzullo told a Senate estimates hearing in Canberra on Tuesday.

The money was allocated in the mid-year budget review, released in December.

Pezzullo would not say how many lifeboats had been purchased.




Mobile Front Page





HTML Comment Box is loading comments...