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Heated Immigration Debate Continues in Australia




The issue of how to deal with refugees coming in to Australia from places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka is a tough one. Prime Minister Julia Gillard hopes to resolve the divisive matter by sending refugees to East Timor, but not everyone is on board with the new plan.

CNN recently reported on how the immigration debate is taking center stage in national polls scheduled to take place on August 21.

Read what Asia Society Vice President of Communications Geoff Spencer had to say about Australia's "boat people" debate.