Asylum key issue in Australian vote

Country's two main candidates pledge to crack down on immigrants as vote nears.

    Australians are set to head to the polls this weekend to vote in a general election.

    The latest opinion polls suggest Julia Gillard, the prime minister, could win by a narrow margin over opposition leader Tony Abbott's conservative coalition in Saturday's vote.

    Both leaders have been talking tough on immigration, making a crackdown on asylum-seekers a key election issue.

    Al Jazeera's Dan Nolan reports from western Sydney.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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