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In November 2001, there was going to be
a Federal election in Australia.....
Australia's Prime Minister John Howard
was going to loose this election
but then a ship appeared on the horizon...
the ship was rescuing asylum seekers
from a leaking boat called the Palapa

and it was called the M.V. Tampa
it had a captain called Arne Rinnan,
and it was a containership from Norway
in accordance with the Laws of the Sea
Arne Rinnan was bringing
the shipwrecked refugees to Australia

MV Tampa coming closer

John Howard bugged the telephone of the good captain; he threatened to arrest him as a "people smuggler"