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Stanhope to administer Christmas Island

By johnboy - 17 August 2012 34

The Canberra Times reports that Canberra’s longest serving Chief Minister, and refugee activist, is going to take the quasi colonial role of administering Christmas Island, home to a major asylum seeker concentration camp.

With Mr Stanhope presumably not seeking career advancement one can expect some pretty major fireworks.

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Stanhope to administer Christmas Island
HenryBG 5:49 pm 17 Aug 12

Ian said :

Maybe he could take the SIEV X memorial there?

Yes, and expand it to include 600+ more poles on account of the illegal immigrant lives lost at sea since the ALP came to power as a result of them dismantling the Liberal policies that had stemmed the flow.

poetix 5:39 pm 17 Aug 12

And I just noticed the fishy tags…
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl

(Or Napoleon on Saint Helena. Take your pick.)

cranky 5:37 pm 17 Aug 12

ToastFliesRED said :

cranky said :

Hargreaves would be an excellent batman.

I prefer Adam West or Christian Bale 😉 Hargreaves would be more like Albert I would think

Oh dear, the youth of today.

Please look up what a ‘batman’ was. 🙂

Ian 5:21 pm 17 Aug 12

Maybe he could take the SIEV X memorial there?

SnapperJack 5:21 pm 17 Aug 12

What a pity he wasn’t sent to Christmas Island on Friday, 19 October 2001 – the day before the election which saw his government assume office. I wonder if there is a summit restaurant on the island he can dine at if a bushfire is threatening?

Pork Hunt 5:12 pm 17 Aug 12

With any luck he’ll catch crabs while he’s there..

poetix 4:57 pm 17 Aug 12

Are you making this up, JB?

It’s just too perfect to be true.

He’ll start off all idealistic, and it’ll turn into Heart of Darkness. The horror…

But you may be able to give wardrobe advice.

Reprobate 4:53 pm 17 Aug 12

Hope the asylum seekers are arboretum fanciers, otherwise The Big Chief will put on one of his famous hissy fits and they’ll wonder why they risked their lives…

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:42 pm 17 Aug 12

Mysteryman said :

Good for him. He’ll be on the wrong side of the Christmas Island fences, but at least he’ll be administrating a place that isn’t prone to *bush* fires.

I’m sure the asylum seekers and CI locals will love all the new art he’s sure to blow money on while there.

lol you beat me to it. Surely his first course of action is to curate some public art to ease the refugees woes.

ToastFliesRED 4:38 pm 17 Aug 12

cranky said :

Hargreaves would be an excellent batman.

I prefer Adam West or Christian Bale 😉 Hargreaves would be more like Albert I would think

Mysteryman said :

I’m sure the asylum seekers and CI locals will love all the new art he’s sure to blow money on while there.

Imagine a Christmas Island ala Easter Island with numerous large owls instead (requiring mandatory maintenance once a year of course)

PantsMan 4:34 pm 17 Aug 12

Is he going to claim refugee status? Political exile? I’ve head Ecuador is nice this time of year.

How_Canberran 4:17 pm 17 Aug 12

I can picture him now. Wading ashore resplendent in a pith helmet, Bombay bloomers and with a riding crop tucked casually under his arm.

How Canberran

cranky 4:14 pm 17 Aug 12

Hargreaves would be an excellent batman.

colourful sydney rac 3:39 pm 17 Aug 12

Does this give him the quinella? I seem to recall he had that roile on Norfolk Island?

Mysteryman 3:35 pm 17 Aug 12

Good for him. He’ll be on the wrong side of the Christmas Island fences, but at least he’ll be administrating a place that isn’t prone to *bush* fires.

I’m sure the asylum seekers and CI locals will love all the new art he’s sure to blow money on while there.

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