Australia's opposition pledges tougher asylum laws as election race heats up




 
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Australia's opposition pledges tougher asylum laws as election race heats up
 
August 16th, 2013  
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Australia's opposition pledges tougher asylum laws as election race heats up
By Rob Taylor CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's opposition, tipped to win next month's election, promised on Friday to revive tough laws barring thousands of asylum seekers already in Australia from settling permanently in a pitch to voters concerned by immigration. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, whose conservatives lead Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's ruling Labor in surveys ahead of the September 7 ballot, said he would also block access to court appeals for up to 30,000 asylum seekers if they are refused as refugees. ...




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