Quote of the day:

“I don’t think this is a immigration debate…I think it’s bringing into play issues about water, about soil, about city planning, about infrastructure and services, about getting skilled people where we need them.”

— Prime Minister Gillard speaks to Perth Radio about the population debate (sans actual numbers) that has thus far dominated the campaign.

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Peter Hartcher slams the PM for her tenuous talk on this issue in today’s Sydney Morning Herald. “This is not a policy, and it’s not even a debate about possible policy. It’s just a placebo, a sugar pill for the electorate to suck during an election campaign, to keep it happy and quiet.” Suck on that.

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