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Asylum key issue in Australian vote
Country's two main candidates pledge to crack down on immigrants as vote nears.
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2010 10:46 GMT

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.

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