From the campaign

Nguyen

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Tyler
Tyler
10 years ago

no doubt his family was disappointed to avoid TPVs at the time…..

wilful
wilful
10 years ago

Two typos in the short bio too. Tsk tsk.

And KPMG and Ernst & Young helping small businesses? yeah right.

But I’m sure he’s a decent chap. Asa a matter of fact, he’s two degrees of separation from me, I know several people attending his wedding in November.

conrad
conrad
10 years ago
Reply to  wilful

Perhaps he could have his honeymoon in PNG.

desipis
10 years ago

The 39-year-old fled Vietnam with his grandparents and siblings in 1979 and spent three days and nights on a fishing boat before landing on a Malaysian island.

He spent nine months in a UNHCR refugee camp in Malaysia before he was accepted as a refugee by the Australian government, and arrived in Melbourne by plane in 1980.

It’s not exactly an experience inconsistent with the pacific solution.

Patrick
Patrick
10 years ago
Reply to  desipis

Beat me too it. I thought Nick’s point was that anyone who did get out Vietnam then probably hated Labor.

Alphonse
Alphonse
10 years ago

So? John Howard’s people were pommy refugees, probably suffering less oppression to justify their highly inauspicious arrival than John Nguyen’s people. (ok, I exempt Bob Howard from inauspicion)

Michael
Michael
10 years ago

I love the term “economic refugee”. It more or less describes the majority of the countries forebears, unless of course they can claim bragging rights for being the decedents of convicted criminals transported here.
A country built on delusions and hypocrisy no wonder we favour people like JWH.

whyisitso
whyisitso
10 years ago
Reply to  Michael

Of course as everyone knows Australia has a closed door migration policy that admits no new immigrants, so anyone who wants to migrate here principally for economic reasons must pay to come on a leaky boat. There is no other way.

Tel
Tel
10 years ago

I’m just guessing but when he says, “Secure our borders” he probably still intends to allow people to escape.

whyisitso
whyisitso
10 years ago

I see the One Nation candidate who committed the unforgivable “gaffe” (the “in” word of the gotcha journalist profession described Islam as a country) has quit.

After all everyone who know anything is aware that Islam is a race.

whyisitso
whyisitso
10 years ago

Oops I should have placed {sarc} after my comment above to avoid censorship by the thought police here.

And of course I realize that I completely messed up the second line of my comment.