TUMBY BAY - The Turnbull government won't accept New Zealand's generous offer to resettle 150 refugees each year.
Why? Because it fears that will make it easy to them to transit on to Australia.
And yet it is happy for them to resettle in Papua New Guinea, where transiting to Australia is so much easier.
Just a few kina and a fast boat across Torres Strait.
The gun-runners, drug dealers and the odd terrorist have already worn a useful route for refugees to use.
Here’s the plan.
First you see the OIC Police in Kikori. Hand over the necessary. A quick boat ride to Daru. And then a skiff run to any number of isolated settlements in North Queensland.