The Morrison Government has claimed boat people rescued from the town of Mallacoota in eastern Victoria have thrown their children into the ocean in an attempt to gain empathy.

“They’ve tossed their offspring into the water to try and obtain some sort of compensation from the federal government,” Scotty From Marketing told reporters.

“Don’t they know we have a budget promise to keep?”

After a rough week forcing people to shake his hand in Victoria, Scotty From Marketing said he is considering sending the Victorian refugees to Christmas Island.

Scotty From Marketing gave a bag of goods consisting of Up n Go, tinned fruit, biscuits and a box of cereal today to the the East Gippsland community of Lucknow before driving off in his BMW.

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