Fortress Australia no way to deal with regional problems

By Bruce Haigh
Updated April 18 2018 - 7:51pm, first published November 19 2009 - 2:25pm

Refugees, climate change and economic uncertainty are here to stay. There are too many variables at play for it to be otherwise. None are issues that should be spun for domestic political gain. Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull's proposal to reintroduce another form of temporary protection visa for those seeking protection, has taken the heat off Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and put it back on himself. Not the most adroit politician, Turnbull is struggling to find credibility and it will not be found by putting the boot into the dispossessed.

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