LYNDAL CURTIS: While we are talking about people coming to Australia - 181 asylum seekers arrived off Christmas Island last night. Does their arrival mean the detention centre in Christmas Island is full?
KEVIN RUDD: My advice from officials is that there is still capacity there.
LYNDAL CURTIS: But there wouldn't be much, would there?
KEVIN RUDD: Well, my advice from officials is there is still capacity there. As the Immigration Minister has said on many previous occasions, there are always contingency plans in terms of the use of the purpose built facility in Darwin but at present capacity still remains on Christmas.
LYNDAL CURTIS: Do you have any advice on when Darwin might have to be used?
KEVIN RUDD: No, I don't and at present our advice is that Christmas remains the best place to accommodate people and there is still capacity there. Remember boats have been coming to this country for 25 out of the last 33 years. Let's just be frank about that and each of these challenges you just meet in a very practical way.
He uses a lot of words, and a lot of the same words, but what does he say?
Click on the link to read, and click on the link at the link to listen to the prissy one. If you can stand it.