Kristina Keneally
Labor immigration spokesperson Senator Kristina Keneally. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

In The Proposition, Crikey puts forward a provocation to columnists, commentators and readers that bounces off a hot topic.

Today, in part inspired by recent comments by Kristina Keneally, the Opposition's immigration spokeswoman, the proposition is:

The current crisis has highlighted the need to substantially cut Australia’s immigration levels, even if that hurts the economy.