Abbott must rethink immigration, not slash welfare

Immigration has accounted for 95 per cent of the nation’s jobs growth in the past three years. Cutting welfare benefits to Australian jobseekers without addressing our lax immigration policy is lunacy.

Australian politicians have embraced and run with the concept of a ‘Big Australia’, with population growth driving the economy since the onset of the global financial crisis. But with immigration crowding our Australian employment -- and our federal government slashing welfare -- is it time that we rethink our approach to immigration?


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