Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, left, and opposition leader Tony Abbott
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Australia election rivals hold TV debate

Australia's Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbott have sparred over the economy and immigration in the first televised debate of the election campaign.

The candidates faced an hour of questioning from a panel of journalists in the capital, Canberra.

The economy and the issue of asylum seekers were the opening discussion points of the debate.

Jon Donnison reports.

  • 11 Aug 2013
  • From the section Asia
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