You just wouldn't want it would you, immigration, the widow maker of portfolios. Admittedly John Howard put dills into it, Kevin Andrews and Phillip Ruddock were the stand out dills, but it just isn't going to make you sexy with the electorate. You have the dilemma for appearing tough, for certain, significant, sections of the electorate, but then you get beaten around the head for any injustice carried out by your department, or in Andrews' case the minister.
I wonder how Rudd sold it.
And just on Kevin Andrews. Who voted for him, I bet that's a party stopper question in his electorate.