Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Not inflaming, merely informing

Every boat just adds to your bills

Andrew Bolt gleefully ‘reports’ to his readers the following, from the Australian government’s federal Budget Update:

onshore processing costs related to irregular maritime arrivals, which are expected to increase by $1.3 billion over four years as a result of an increase in expected arrival rates compared to those at Budget. [Bolt's emphasis]

Doctor Easychair’s readers will, of course, dutifully follow his link to read the remainder of that paragraph he omitted to ‘report’:

This is partly offset by $1.1 billion in reduced costs and savings associated with not progressing offshore processing arrangements at this time, leaving a net impact on the budget of $197 million over four years [my emphasis]


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