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Scott Morrison vows to Quarantine Australia from Ebola!

October 23, 2014

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Scott Morrison is calling for his role as Immigration Minister to be expanded to cover Australia’s response to the Ebola crisis as part of “Operation Sovereign Borders.”

The Gutter Trash can reveal Morrison’s ambitious plea for expanded powers as the nation’s state and federal chief medical officers meet today to discuss the response to the deadly virus.

Ordinarily this would be consider a medical response, however Mr Morrison let his colleagues know that “he believed” that “he, and his department” could take on a larger role in responding to the Ebola outbreak.

TURNING BACK EBOLA (WHERE IT IS SAFE TO DO SO)

According to our exclusive sources, Mr Morrison wants to introduce strict new mandatory quarantine measures for anyone arriving in Australia from Ebola-affected regions of West Africa.

They said Mr Morrison flagged that a hard-lined quarantine approach could be best run by his existing Operation Sovereign Borders team.

One senior government minister told The Gutter Trash that the Immigration Minister’s approach is “annoying everyone on the National Security Committee because he’s not across all the facts on Ebola”.

“He doesn’t have access to what the chief medical officer is advising the Health Minister,” he said.

A source familiar with the Cabinet discussions said the Immigration Minister was frustrated by the approach of the chief medical officer and the way Health Department was advising the Government.

MORRISON: “OUT OF CONTROL!” SAY COLLEAGUES

Another senior Coalition source said Mr Morrison’s behaviour was “out of control” and his “ego” was “getting in the way of his judgment”.

But Mr Morrison has strongly dismissed the claims from his senior colleagues.

“Complete and utter rubbish. There has been no proposal put forward by me or my department for a greater role in relation to Ebola,” he said.

“We’re just simply doing our job and I think Peter Dutton (whoever he is) is doing an outstanding job on these issues.

“He and I have been working closely on these matters and the issue is being extremely well handled.”

In recent weeks, two ministers have publically pushed backed on incursions into their portfolios.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop made it clear she would fight any attempt to cut the foreign aid budget and scotched an idea to develop a homeland security department championed by Mr Morrison.

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, meanwhile, was adamant he would not let responsibility for biosecurity leave his portfolio.

However The Gutter Trash can reveal Tony Abbott is believed to be impressed with Scott Morrison’s approach saying that “it makes sense to turn back Ebola where it is safe to do so.”

“We are determined to keep Australians safe. You bet you are ”he said.

 

 

 

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 23, 2014 11:30 am

    Honestly…fuck these lunatics in charge.

  2. Tom R permalink
    October 23, 2014 11:54 am

  3. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 23, 2014 6:26 pm

    Morrison’s resume for his PM application

    fkn RWNJ

  4. Tony permalink
    October 23, 2014 6:38 pm

    “fkn RWNJ”

    NTTAWWT

  5. October 26, 2014 11:34 am

    He is Political Ebola… I sincerely hope Morrison gets Ebola of the asshole

  6. October 29, 2014 1:20 pm

    They`re still engaged in denial where things like ebola is concerned (l notice dumpty has avoided this thread) and they won`t be in a rush to send aid as that would be acknowledging the ebola problem, and once they acknowledge the problem, they will have to face the reality that it could end-up here. Not something any teabag hell-bent on dismantling a national health system wants to admit. Nor do they want to admit that we probably don`t have the `spare` scientists/quacks to send off-shore with all the regular cutting and gutting to things like hospitals, csiro and research universities.

  7. TB Queensland permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:00 am

    Here’s some more denial … Komedy Kops style … Lateline last night (transcript) …

    ANDREW COLVIN, AFP COMMISSIONER: Illegal downloads, piracy – sorry, cyber crimes, cyber security. All these matters, our ability to investigate them is absolutely pinned to our ability to retrieve and use metadata.

    JOHN STEWART: The Communications Minister was quick to play that down, saying it’s unlikely the laws would be used in a piracy crackdown because copyright owners are not interested in old historical records.

    MALCOLM TURNBULL, COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER: Generally they do this pretty much in real time, so the two year – the two year – holding that data for two years probably doesn’t make a big difference in terms of copyright infringement because they’re dealing much more with the here and now, whereas the Police Commissioner’s interests often tend to be much longer term.

    What’s funnier than the AFP bosses slip up is Turnbulls BS cover …

    Two years! Here and now! That’s why IP ownership was extended under the FTA with the USofA from 50 years after the owners death to 70 years … two years my arse …

    The problem politicians have is that some of us know what the fkn laws are …

    The Abbot & His Acolytes have ALL turned out to be liars, deceitful and incompetent in the extreme … while the ALPs leadership and organisation was a shambles … this BS either hiding or obfuscation by ministers wasn’t …

  8. TB Queensland permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:12 am

    As for metadata … once metadata is collected it can locate sites you have visited and frequency … once you have that information all you need to do is to Google any comments you made … try wordpress your name and year … it’ll go back as far as you have been using the interwebby …

    Imagine if we ended up with a very right wing, suppressive government with all these powers … oh fuck!

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    October 31, 2014 11:20 am

    Had a nice moment this morning on my walk … came a cross a bloke holding up a sign for the local Fed member with a couple of street signs …

    “How are you”, he said

    “Probably not as worried as you”, I replied, and chuckled. **

    I used to know the pollies father and even had a couple of beers with him after he’d finished doing some work for us …

    The pollie left his job in marketing and took over his father’s business … pest control … I kicked the dopey prick out of my lounge wandering around on the telephone … with his fkn great boots on!

    He tried out for local council and bombed … next thing he’s the local Fed member in an ALP area … thanks Julia and Kevin …

    *Early electioneering or what?

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