It can be a challenge to stay on top of all of the news a federal election generates. That's why it's important to ensure we're getting the facts.
Recently, at one of the leaders' debates, it was stated that people crossing the border seeking asylum were delaying the immigration process for refugees living in camps or elsewhere in the world.
That's been a common myth for the last two years. Let's bust that myth.
As the graphic shows, one government agency processes all immigration applicants. A second agency takes care of all asylum claimants.
We encourage debate on immigration issues. Just make sure you get the facts before forming an opinion.