The only obvious difference is that Philip Ruddock hypocritically wore an Amnesty International membership badge and Amnesty didn't have the honesty and integrity to cancel his membership. At the moment at least, Chris Bowen isn't sporting an Amnesty badge - yet!!!
Chris Bowen seems to be relishing his position as the minster who is enjoying demonising asylum seekers and finding ways for his government to not only get them out of Australia but to ensure they are discouraged from ever attempting the journey here.
Part of these efforts is making arrangements with the Malaysian government - hardly a country renowned for its forward-looking approach to human rights - to take asylum seekers in exchange for Australia taking some of their refugees.
To put the obvious racist slant on this, the Malaysians would incarcerate Australia's asylum seekers, mostly refugees from Muslim countries, and Australia would take the refugees in Malaysia - mostly from non-Muslim countries.
The inferences and implications are obvious even to blind Freddie - to use another insulting simile!