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Federal election 2019: A primer on immigration policy

Immigration is an ever-present issue in the political debate. Discourse on immigration policy has still been dominated by the need to find a solution to the 950 refugees, currently stuck on offshoring processing centers[1]. This issue is complicated by the need to counterbalance resettlement, whilst, preventing the practice of ‘people smuggling’. According to the UN, …

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Federal Election 2019: A primer on healthcare policy

Labor Healthcare is a key pillar of the Australian Labour Party’s (ALP) election campaign. In particular, there is a focus on the quality of public hospitals, cancer services and preventive health measures. Labor’s healthcare policy pivots around the fundamental election promise of delivery of the Better Hospitals Fund[1] over 2019-2025[2]. Worth $2.8 billion,[3] the package’s …

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