Refugees freed after biting left-wing satire

All refugees on Manus Island will immediately be re-settled in Australia after a particularly scathing and powerful left wing satirical piece appeared on The Shovel website last night.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton made the decision after hearing that several people had re-tweeted the piece, which was a scathing indictment of both sides of politics.

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“That satire broke me,” Mr Dutton said. “I can handle riots, breaking the law and international condemnation, but not really cutting left-wing satire.”

“With barbs that implied I would make for a less than interesting flatmate… well, it was all just so brilliant I just had to let all those towel-heads go.”

A spokesperson for The Shovel said that they were delighted at the piece’s success and are currently planning a follow up which will lead to immediate end of fossil fuel-use in Australia.

A version of this article originally appeared in edition 65 of The Chaser newspaper.

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