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ALP erupts into civil war over immigration

Luke Grant

Leith Van Onselen, Macrobusiness – the ‘Unconventional Economist’, speaks to Luke Grant about ALP members coming to loggerheads over the topic of immigration.

Last week, Labor’s multicultural affairs spokesperson, Andrew Giles, demanded that welfare payments be extended to millions of temporary migrants living in Australia telling The Guardian Australia, “We can’t allow people to fall through the cracks and become destitute.”

However, over the weekend, Labor’s immigration spokesperson, Kristina Keneally, called for Australia’s immigration program to be cut post COVID-19 in order to give Australian workers a “first go” at jobs which brought about the ‘open borders brigade’ within the ALP to hit back.

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