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Business sector hits out an election pledge to cut immigration to Oz

by Ray Clancy on August 16, 2010

Hundreds of thousand of skilled workers will be needed for new jobs in Australia in the next few years but pledges to cut immigration by both main political parties in the run up to the general election is causing concern.

The opposition lead by Tony Abbott says it would cut the number of migrants by almost half from its current annual rate if it wins this month’s election.

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