- Immigration policy will be a major issue in the 2019 federal election.
We know this because immigration has featured significantly at every Australian election since the 2001 “children overboard” election.
- Jock Collins
- The Conversation
David Marr and Marian Wilkinson argued in their 2003 book, Dark Victory, that willingness to play the race card in relation to boat people was a decisive factor in John Howard’s election victory.
For Tony Abbott, “Stop the boats” was a major campaign theme when the Coalition won back government in the 2013 election.
The current prime…