Opinion

Our Say: Police not to blame for fate of Bali Nine

Our Say: THE Greens may have finally lost touch with reality.

Driving to work yesterday morning, I heard Greens leader Christine Milne on the radio, arguing that Prime Minister Tony Abbott should do everything he can to prevent the Bali 9 duo, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, from being executed in Indonesia.

This I agree with.

Then she went on to say that Mr Abbott must do all he can because it was the Australian Federal Police who landed these men in the position they are in.

This I find laughable.

The only people who are responsible for the position these two men find themselves in are themselves.

They made a terrible decision to try to smuggle heroin and now they are paying the ultimate price.

RELATED: Claims Bali Nine judges asked for $130k to waive death penalty

Mr Abbott must fight for these men not because of any error on the part of the Australian police force, who, after all, were only trying to prevent dangerous drugs from coming into our country.

He must fight for them because it is his job to advocate for Australians in all corners of the globe and these men are Australian citizens.

It would be a terrible thing if he did not fight for their lives and I'm sure Mr Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop are doing all they can.

But in the end these men made their own choices and tragically, it is one they may soon pay for with their lives.

Topics:  andrew chan, bali nine, editors picks, myuran sukumaran



UPDATE: Asbestos causes havoc for Coast business owners

CLOSED: Pleading for some empathy from the Fraser Coast Council, Raylene and Mick Draper from Coffie Fixx in Adelaide Street, Maryborough, wait for answers on the discovery of asbestos outside their shop.

The business was closed due to asbestos

Police reveal grim reality of job: coming home never a given

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: Queensland police officers and staff members march from the service.

The service honoured officers who have died and those who serve.

Ever tried calisthenics? Now's your chance

Fraser Coast Calisthenics Club is holding a mini tombola and dance display at Maryborough Town Hall on Sunday 20 July.
Doors open 1.30pm for 2pm start.

"The community doesn't realise the discipline that goes into it."

Local Partners

Cliff Richard to release 101st album

Sir Cliff Richard's album cover

Sir Cliff Richard is to release his 101st album

CMC Rocks faces fan backlash over date change, headliners

The 10th annual CMC Rocks festival will be headlined by The Dixie Chicks.

FANS are not happy about festival being pushed back by two weeks.

Kim Kardashian West attacked by man trying to kiss her bottom

Vitalii Sediuk targeted Gigi Hadid last week

Madonna poses naked in solidarity with Katy Perry

Madonna posted her own nude selfie on Instagram

Carlos Santana added to Bluesfest 2017 line up

Carlos Santana at Bluesfest 2013.

Calling all local black magic women

Disney to remake 'The Lion King', and it's live-action

The Lion King is coming back to movie theatres

And this time it's going to be live-action.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Huge Gunalda service station set to open by December

NEW STATION: The Gunalda Service Centre, owned by United Petroleum, will include a 350-seat eating area and a truckers lounge.

The massive servo is the biggest United development in Queensland.

Property leader says Fraser Coast market is looking up

Positivity is the buzz word in the Fraser Coast housing market

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual