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CCTV inteview: Australia new immigration rules

07-01-2010 10:36 BJT

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Let's go to SKY NEWS Australia correspondent Kieran Gilbert in Canberra for more on the changes in Australia's immigration rules.

Q1: Hi, Kieran. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has signaled a shift away from her predecessor Kevin Rudd's support for a "Big Australia" by changing the title of the population portfolio to "sustainable population". How do you interpret her attitude? Does that set a new policy direction for Australia?

Q2: What's the reason for the changes? Some sources say they're linked with elections expected around October. Is this the only reason?

Q3: Tougher rules may mean the end of hope for some people who want to immigrate to Australia, as well as those who have already spent years in preparation. How are these people reacting to the new policies, together with Australia's ethnic minorities?

Q4: Some have warned against limiting growth. They say any reduction to the nation's rate of population growth puts at risk the very things that made Australia what it is today. What's your opinion on this?

Ok, thanks Kieran. That's SKY NEWS Australia correspondent Kieran Gilbert, on the country's new immigration policy.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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