Rowena Radel and Maria Viney are unimpressed by the immigration policies of both major parties.
Rowena Radel and Maria Viney are unimpressed by the immigration policies of both major parties.

New Aussies feel used by campaign

THE federal election campaign has left Filipino immigrants Rowena Radel and Maria Viney feeling like political footballs.

“I came here during the Howard government and even during the Rudd government I don't think immigrants are being treated well,” Ms Radel said.

The first time voter has been in Australia for six years and the current election campaign has left her feeling sceptical over who to vote for.

“The biggest issue here is employment and training — you need money for training and to get that you need a job,” she said.

Mrs Viney, an accountant who has been in Australia for 20 years, said a number of new immigrants in the Filipino community often struggled to find medical assistance.



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