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Australia intercepts and boards the fishing vessel 'Perlon', from the IUU list

Tuesday, April 28th 2015 - 05:38 UTC
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Australia has intercepted in the Southern Ocean the fishing vessel Perlon, believed to have been operating under a false flag in defiance of international conventions, according to an official report from the Ministry of Immigration and Border Protection. Read full article


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  • Klingon

    after intercepting it approximately 2,900 nautical miles from the Australian mainland

    Why not offload the fish and sink the boat with crew. Illegal fisher's will sonn get the message

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 09:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    I guess my government likes to act civilised!

    However, I am unsurprised you would think governments should act like this.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 09:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    I expect governments to act effectively and be cost conscious.
    Sorry if it don't suit your PC fantasy.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 10:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Hardly a fantasy if my government is doing what I expect and want.

    Seems your post was a fantasy. Sorry if the reality of my government doesn't suit it. Guess that is why you live in Argentina.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 10:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Reality is, your government had all it's eggs in 1 basket selling to China then that has come to a grinding halt.
    They forgot to save some money, so now it is hard times in Aus.
    Also letting in all the Muslims, so now you have a real problem on your hands.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Yes yes yes.

    The old China fallacy. Because a single decade sums up our entire economy. An economy where China transfers a massive amount of wealth our way every year through a massive trade surplus. Pity Argentina didn't think to ride the wave while it lasted. Just when you need it most it peters out.

    The reality is that my country's economy is STILL growing faster than yours, our inflation rate is lower and so is our unemployment rate. Our government debt is lower and we have never ever defaulted. NEVER! And there is no likelihood we will while your country is currently in default. Not to mention our corruption level isn't even in the same league as Argentina's.

    Hard times indeed.

    And our homicide rate at ~273 per year is 10% of Argentina's even though our population is 55% of Argentina's.

    And let's not forget that Argentina has just as many Muslims as Australia and it isn't my country that is failing to solve a terrorist bombing that happened more than a decade ago.

    And all of the above is probably why a quarter of a million new immigrants prefer to move to Australia every year with their savings and university education while Argentina deals with uneducated and impoverished illegal immigration from its neighbours.

    That's reality.

    And I quite enjoy the safety and prosperous reality of my country as do an increasing number of Latin Americans.

    If this is what hard times and real problems look and feel like then Argentina would have to rank as one of the shittiest places to live on the planet. Enjoy your reality.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Our last terror attack was 10 years ago. You twits just rounded up a bunch of terrorists last week.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 12:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @7. And? Incompetent argieland is so far behind Australia. You see, Australia was settled by the British. Britain has always understood what was needed to make a country. Not something spain ever tried to do. Or Italy. As the current situation shows. Who's on the brink of economic disaster? Italy was so close that it had to be taken over by the EU. Little spain is nearly as corrupt and criminal as argieland. See the similarity? Rajoy is a corrupt criminal trying to brazen it out. Kirchner is a corrupt criminal trying to brazen it out. To where will she flee? Bet on here ducking out before she can be arrested. And now, as reported, it turns out that Dilma and Lulu are also corrupt criminals. Who's next? Dictator MadUrine? Drug lord Morales? Is there any honesty and integrity anywhere in latam?

    Certainly nowhere where the little bits of brown stuff kling on!

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    7 Klingon

    Sure... let's talk about terrorism.

    Argentina has an extensive history of home-grown terrorism, especially since the “return of Peronism” in 70's, as detailed in this article below.

    Your Peronist government is still covering up its involvement in a terrorist event of the 1990's, most recently implicated in an assassination of a Federal Prosecutor...

    Something for you to be proud of... !

    For everyone else - those from the civilised world, this is an extensive history and account of the Argentine political scene - it's fascinating, as it is so removed from the peaceful, stable, ordered societies that Brits and N Americans are used to, and expect.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Britain=Australia=two great nations.

    Spain=Argentina=two failed states,

    says it all really.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Yes the chances of Spain settling Australia was quite high.

    It isn't well known but British colonisation of Australia broke the Spanish colonisation pattern and was a turning point in the rise of the British Empire to its heights and the decline of the Spanish Empire.

    We will continue to round up idiots who wish to BE terrorists. We didn't round up actual terrorists. Get your terms right. When a country stands up for certain rights and a way of life it will always attract people who wish to tear it down. People who see repression and dictatorship and religious rule as their calling will always be repulsed by countries that are free, democratic and secular.

    There is a reason that countries like Argentina are not the target of deluded idiots like Numan Haidar and Sevdet Besim. Argentina doesn't attract that sort of attention because it doesn't challenge their beliefs nor threaten them. If you don't stand up for anything and prefer to remain a small target then that is fine.

    All you have done is highlight how efficient our police and courts are compared to you. We stopped any potential attack before it happened. As I said, our homicide rate is 10% of Argentina's. You are 10x more likely to be murdered in your country than I am in mine.

    And thank you for the newspaper link. However even with our slower growth, we are STILL doing economically better than Argentina. After 25 years of continual annual growth, a recession is inevitable. BUT.... it hasn't happened yet. Argentina is in recession, Brazil is in recession, Russia is in recession, Venezuela is in depression and we aren't.

    China's growth is slowing and guess who is growing faster? INDIA.... and guess who is primed to take advantage of that growth?

    You guessed it..... AUSTRALIA!

    Argentina suffers LOWER growth than Australia.
    Argentina suffers HIGHER terrorism incidents than Australia.
    Argentina suffers HIGHER crime than Australia.

    Why do you keep highlighting these points?

    Are you ashamed?

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    11 Skip

    “And thank you for the newspaper link. However even with our slower growth, we are STILL doing economically better than Argentina. After 25 years of continual annual growth, a recession is inevitable. BUT.... it hasn't happened yet. Argentina is in recession, Brazil is in recession, Russia is in recession, Venezuela is in depression and we aren't.”


    Not only are they in Recession, Argentina and the failed Bolivarian Utopia, Venzla, are in DEFAULT!

    Argentina is likely courting US sanctions, just like those against Venzla.

    Even Cuba is turning its back on them.

    In addition, it's noteworthy that, regardless of location, the Brit based model is successfully thriving, in Europe North America, and the Pacific.

    After all the boo-hoping, and finger pointing, it is Argentina that is shutting its doors to trade from the UK and EU.
    They can't even claim their failure is due to sanctions imposed on them.

    The UK, and even the Falklands are actively seeking trade with SA, Arg. included.

    Argentina, pariah state - the great self-fulfilling prophecy!

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip


    Which is why we don't go sink unarmed ships while they are crewed even if they are involved in illegal activity.

    Guess it is why nun's feel so safe here too.

    As I said.... civilised.

    Economic problems - yes
    Social problems - yes

    But still ranking around the top on most measures mainly because we have the rule of law.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 01:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    And the irony is, given all their natural resources, Argentina could have been as good a place to live as Australia.
    What happened, Argentina?
    Why are you not a rich prosperous nation?
    Why are you not the showcase of South America?
    The country hasn't changed from 1900(apart from the degradation that you Argentines have caused), the resources are still there.
    So it must be the people's mentality.
    Of course, silly me, it would have to be someone else's fault.
    lt is never Argentina at fault.
    They are as pure as the driven snow & may God & Mother Mary forgive me for lying.

    May 01st, 2015 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Peronism happened!

    Nearly a century of poisoning.

    Thank God we weren't that stupid. Our society evolved.

    May 01st, 2015 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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