By Situation Theatre 6/12/2018. Republished 22/09/2019.
Baseball caps and embassy moves are just the beginning.
Scott Morrison has today announced the boldest policy of his fledgling Prime Ministership: a 350km wide wall across Bass Strait to prevent Tasmanians from migrating to the mainland.
The new policy is costed at $20 billion but will inevitably cost more than $100 billion given the 155m depth of Bass Strait.
Morrison has justified the policy with reference to the kind of people exported by Tasmania.
“When Tassie sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems… they’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”
This Trumpian move and language from the PM is the logical next step following his penchant for baseball caps, his discussion of moving the embassy to Jerusalem and withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, and his admiration for Trump’s corporate tax cuts.
The PM was interviewed on 7.30 last night about the likely effectiveness of the new policy.
Leigh Sales: “Don’t most Tasmanians fly to the mainland?”
PM: “It’ll be a very high wall. The highest.”