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Will ‘stopping the boats’ solve Australia’s infrastructure woes?

Sunili writes:

The best way to attack TAbbott and his “4. stop the boats” business is to prove it wrong. Not try to go lower to beat it.

We agree.

Australia has plenty of infrastructure issues- but none at all are attributable to the less than 2000 asylum seekers annually arriving in Australia.

Attributing poor planning and insufficient spending on infrastructure to immigration is nothing but a dog-whistle intended to give cryptoracists a seemingly justifiable talking point.

You can do better, Ms. Gillard.

News brief · 21 July 2010