If the UK and US are any guide, immigration will be a red-hot issue at the next Australian election too

Let’s start with a question for keen political observers. Who said this?

“Net migration has trebled since the last election to a record high… net migration must come down.”

You could be forgiven for answering Peter Dutton.

In fact, it was a British Labour politician. Yvette Cooper, the UK’s shadow home secretary, has been dialling up pressure on the Tory government five weeks out from what’s being labelled the “migration election”.

The complaints from the Labour opposition over migration, however, are nothing compared to the pressure being piled on Rishi Sunak’s struggling government by Nigel Farage from the right.

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