Monday, 23 October 2017  
How many of the 1500 asylum seeker lives lost at sea since 2001 could have been saved?
Zahra (6), Fatima (7) and Eman (9) - the daughters of Sondos Ismail and Ahmed Alzalimi -  three of the 146 children who lost their lives when the vessel that has become known as SIEVX foundered in international waters en route to Christmas Island on 19 October 2001.
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MEDIA

GOVERNMENT
Defending the official story

April 2002

RAN Was Nowhere Near Sinking Boat ~ Rear Admiral Smith, 16 April 2002 (Letter to CT)

June 2002

Interview with Defence Minister Robert Hill ~ Laurie Oakes, 16 June 2002 (Sunday)
Smearing Navy Latest Sport... ~ Mike Carlton, 8 June 2002 (SMH)
Dr Allan Hawke ~ National Press Club, 19 June 2002 (edited audio)
Defence didn't know about boat ~ Verona Burgess, 20 June 2002 (CT)
John Howard questioned on SIEVX ~ Press conference, 20 June 2002 (edited audio)
Navy 'plot' doesn't hold water ~ Mike Carlton, 22 June 2002 (SMH)
Philip Ruddock~ Meet the Press, 23 June 2002 (edited audio)
Death boat 'not in our rescue zone' ~ Kerry Taylor, 23 June 2002 (Age)
No conspiracy ~ Paul Wright, 23 June 2002 (blog)
Margo, give up... ~ Tim Blair, 24 June 2002 (blog)
I am not convinced ~ Scott Wickstein, 24 June 2002 (blog)
Letter ~ Robert Hill, 27 June 2002 (Age & SMH)
When allegations go overboard ~ Miranda Devine, 27 June 2002 (SMH)
Iraq beware... ~ Mike Carlton, 29 June 2002 (SMH)
John Howard questioned on SIEVX ~ Press Conference, Sydney Airport, 30 June 2002

July 2002

Refugee boat sank unseen: Defence ~ 1 July 2002 (Age)
Defence Chief Scandalised at SIEV-X claims~ Max Blenkin, 3 July 2002
Admiral Chris Barrie's Farewell Speech ~ 3 July 2002
Barrie defends approach to sinking boat ~ 4 July 2002 (ABC)
All-at-sea critics sunk by the facts ~ Piers Akerman, 4 July 2002 (DT)
Parting Shot From Admiral ~ Ian McPhedran, 4 July 2002 (Herald Sun)
Letters ~ various writers
Agency defends itself over late boat ~ AAP, 11 July 2002
Admiral Smith to Sydney Morning Herald ~ Letter, 15 July 2002 (SMH)
Sinking Like a SIEV ~ Manifesto, 31 July 2002 (Blog)

August 2002

The Stupid Say So ~ Tim Blair, 1 August 2002 (Aus)
Deal With It Kingston ~ Tim Blair, 1 August 2002 (Blog)
Not all conspiracy theories pushed by Labor staffers hang true ~ 6 August 2002 (Crikey)
AFP Investigation Into Alleged People Smuggler Completed ~ 24 August 2002 (AFP Media Release)
Sunday Program Continues With People Smuggling Allegations ~ 29 August 2002 (AFP Media Release)

September 2002

Minister Rejects Call For Judicial Inquiry ~ Justice Minister Ellison, 1 September 2002 (Media Release)
Pamphleteer Polemics ~ Tam Long, 3 September 2002 (in Margo K's Web Diary)
Communicating with the media... a Defence perspective ~ Allan Hawke, 5 September 2002
Cranky Over SIEVX ~ 'Belinda Moss', 17 September 2002 (CT)
SIEV-X: The Truth is Out There ~ Tam Long, 17 September 2002 (in Margo K's Web Diary)
Losing Their Grip On The Crank Handle ~ 'Belinda Moss', 22 September 2002 (CT)
Albrechtsen Ethics ~ Richard Moss, 23 September 2002 (in MK's Web Diary)
Senator Faulkner has got it wrong ~ 26 September 2002 (AFP Media Release)

October 2002

Our Embassy In No Way Involved ~ Ric Smith, 4 October 2002 (CT)
Sinking Ships and Dirty Labor Tricks ~ Piers Akerman, 24 October 2002 (DT)
A Slight Against our Finest ~ Editorial, 25 October 2002 (DT)
Shock waves bring out the best in our leaders ~ Mike Carlton, 26 October 2002 (SMH)

November 2002

SIEV X Inquiry A Waste Of Money ~ M. Murdoch, 7 November 2002 (Letter to CT)
Keelty to Payne, re 'public-interest immunity'~ 21 November 2002

December 2002

Arrest Warrant Issued for Abu Quassey... 9 December 2002 (AFP Media Release)
Fourth Warrant Issued for people smuggler ~ 9 December 2002 (WA)
After highs and lows, Max says farewell ~ Verona Burgess, 19 December 2002 (CT)
Australian trial for alleged smuggler ~ Annabel Crabb, 25 December 2002 (Age)
Govt says it cannot stop people smuggler's release ~ 30 December 2002 (ABC)

January 2003

Answers to Questions on Notice ~ Commissioner Keelty, 9 January 2003
Police are pursuing people smugglers ~ Tim Morris (Letter), 12 January 2003 (ST)
Media Briefing Paper ~ Senator Ellison, 31 January 2003

February 2003

Senator Chris Ellison Interview ~ Paul Murray, 7 February 2003 (Radio 6PR)
McDevitte, National General Manager AFP, to NIPR, 26 February 2003 (p.3)

March 2003

May 2003

SIEV-X people smuggler arrested in Sweden at Australia's request ~ Minister for Justice & Customs, 23 May 2003 (Media Release)
AFP under tight scrutiny ~ Commissioner Keelty, 27 May 2003 (Letter to CT)

June 2003

Truth still the casualty of a just war ~ Paul Sheehan, 30 June 2003 (SMH)

July 2003

International Award Recognition of Outstanding Cooperation ~ Minister for Justice & Customs, 2 July 2003 (Media Release)
Another people smuggler to face Australian courts ~ Minister for DFAT & Minister for Justice..., 18 July 1003 (Media Release)

October 2003

Alleged SIEV-X people smuggler to be extradited from Sweden ~ Minister for Justice & Customs, 10 October 2003 (Media Release)

November 2003

Alleged SIEV-X people smuggler extradited to Australia ~ Minister for Justice & Customs, 7 November 2003 (Media Release)
Transcript of doorstop interview ~ Minister for Justice & Customs, 7 November 2003

December 2003

Asfoor... verdict welcomed ~ Senator Vanstone & Senator Ellison, 19 December 2003 (Media Release)
People Smuggler Abu Quassey Found Guilty ~ Downer & Ellison, 28 December 2003 (Joint MR)

March 2004

Tough Border protection strategy working... ~ Minister for Justice & Customs, 5 March 2004 (Media Release)
McClelland all at sea on coastguard ~ Minister for Defence & Minister For Justice & Customs, 9 March 2004 (Media Release)
Howard recalls old Labor criticism of Keelty ~ Brendan Nicholson, 24 March 2004 (Age)
Minister welcomes arrest of people smuggler ~ Minister for Justice & Customs, 25 March 2004 (Media Release)

September 2004

Stronger Border Protection ~ Howard Gov't Election 2004 Policy, 26 September 2004 (Liberals & Nationals)

October 2004

Defence - A force for the new century ~ Howard Gov't Election 2004 Policy, 5 October 2004 (Liberals & Nationals)

November 2004

Alleged people smuggler extradited to Australia ~ Minister for Justice & Customs, 12 November 2004 (Media Release)

February 2005

Review of 'A Certain Maritime Incident: The Sinking of SIEV X' ~ Tom Frame, 16 February 2005 (BoomerangBooks.com)

April 2005

Indonesian police stop people smuggling mission to Australia ~ Ellison & Vanstone, 3 April 2005 (Media Release)
Shameful saga of hate ~ Andrew Bolt, 13 April 2005 (Herald Sun)
Hannie's Evil Brew ~ Andrew Bolt, 15 April 2005 (Herald Sun)
Drowning in propaganda ~ Tom Hyland, 16 April 2005 (Age)
Costello promises sustainable budget ~ Barry Cassidy, 24 April 2005 (Insiders)

May 2005

Torres Strait Over Horizon Radar To Boost Border Security ~ Ministers Hill & Ellison, 5 May 2005 (News release)

June 2005

Gov't welcomes Siev-X people smuggler conviction ~ Minister Ellison, 8 June 2005 (Media Release)

October 2005

Don't blame Navy for SIEV-X tragedy ~ Neil James, 20 October 2005 (Letter to Age)
Interview with Philip Ruddock ~ Stephen Sackur, 31 October 2005 (BBC)

October 2006

Burke's misinformation on SIEV X children a disgrace ~ Minister Vanstone, 17 October 2006 (media release)

December 2006

January 2007

The Struggle for Australian Values in an Age of Deceit ~ Keith Windschuttle, January 2007 (Quadrant)

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