“The door to Australia is closed to those who seek to come here by boat with a people smuggler- it is closed.”
- Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
to reporters last Sunday, advising that government policy will be to deny all entry forever to boat people, irrespective of whether they are refugees or not.
“There’s nothing personal, nothing personal, it’s just business.”
- Malcolm Turnbull, when asked if he planned to “make up” with Tony Abbott after taking over as Prime Minister after a leadership challenge
Movie buffs will recall Michael Corleone’s celebrated line in The Godfather — delivered by Al Pacino in the 1972 classic — as Michael is rising to the leadership of his mobster family.
“It’s not personal, Sonny,” he tells his brother. “It’s strictly business.”