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Summary of Lateline Debate - Government, Opposition face off over population"

Tony Jones opened by saying that Mark Latham had belled the cat by pointing out that you can't propose to limit population unless you can limit immigration. So why wouldn't the government promise to limit immigration?  Jones to his credit kept the debate on population and immigration rather than sliding across onto asylum-seekers in the way for which Q&A is notorious. (A common pattern with Q&A is that, whatever the nominated topic, before long the conversation gets on to asylum-seekers and tends to stick there.)

July 23 2010

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