Language thrown overboard

WITH Christmas Island full to the gunnels, the boat-people issue is set to re-emerge, and language will play a crucial role in this political debate.
In the long-running controversy about people-smuggling, language often has been misused to disguise what is going on. Instead of relaying the facts about people-smuggling, carefully chosen words are creating an entirely false impression.
George Orwell would be turning in his grave. Read more.