Each person locked up in immigration detention costs the taxpayer $130 per day, while they wait for legal rulings. How much could be saved overall if more money was spent on speeding up the legal procedures, and less on locking up innocent people? We may never know, because a less punitive, less costly regime is against the government's racist-sympathising electoral opportunism.
If you think that's harsh, you've missed the latest round of proud ethnic bashing by Howard, Costello and Abbott. They now feel safe enough to openly embrace Hansonism, who has embraced them back. Still, the more inflated the balloon of evil, the closer it is to its end.