Asylum key issue in Australian vote

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

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    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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