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Opposition leader Bill Shorten has proposed to give full work rights to almost 30,000 refugees currently on temporary visas.

This story surfaced this morning, but has lacked news coverage on many major publications – why?

News outlet, The Daily Telegraph, did report on the issue, using language such as ‘invited’ and ‘illegals’ to describe the situation.

Why have some publications chosen not to take the story on? And why have others reported on it the way that they have?

 

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