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Policy agendas and immigration in Australia 1996-2012

Boulus, Paul; Dowding, Keith; Pietsch, Juliet


Immigration in Australia is inherently a controversial topic. Events such as the MV Tampa affair cause increased media and legislative attention but increased legislative attention in the policy area do not always follow such dramatic events. We analyse media and legislative attention in the area of immigration and show increased activity in parliament around both dramatic events discussed in the media and also over more technical issues. Increased attention within parliament sometimes occurs...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues


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