Ever wondered why the immigration numbers have spiralled from 147,000 to 300,000 since 2007, i.e. since Labor was elected to government. There are several reasons, all of which have nothing to do with good, coherent policy, and everything to do with political vested interest. It is not even an original policy either.
1. Rudd believed in a ‘Big Australia’, whilst Liberals will curtail immigration. Might that be because immigration is good for Labor, that polls show that immigrants vote for a social democratic party like the parasitic parties in their country of birth?
2. Labor likes to rely on immigration to sustain growth, to fund its programs, i.e. It needs more slaves to get more money. The Liberals in contrast appear to want to free us from slavery since they have no policy to increase taxes
3. Labor seems incongruous because they want to increase immigration, which can only greatly expand global greenhouse gas emissions. Do they really believe in climate change, or was it only ever about increasing tax on carbon. The reason is that when you ship a poor person from a developing country to the West, their per capita consumption takes off.
4. Labor ended the 'mandatory detention' policy which took a hard line on people smuggling. He allowed those detainees to settle in Australia. Why? Because they would be follow Labor voters. Did he lose much sleep over this issue in the prior years before the election.
The parallel is made with Obama in the USA. Obama will be keen to add a few million illegal aliens to the electoral roll prior to the 2012 election. This is cynical politics. Do you still believe in democracy?