I've heard from the Remain camp that the Leave camp has called for introducing an Australian-style points system for immigration.
I have a basic understanding of what a points-based system is - awarding points for age, skills and English proficiency. And I'm aware that currently the EU gives people in other countries freedom of movement.
However, what I'm confused about is what the UK has in place already. I thought it already has or had a points based system, which could be extended to EU country citizens if they wanted after a completed Brexit:
In February 2008, the Labour government introduced the UK's first points-based immigration system heralded by ministers as being based on the Australian system. It replaced a labyrinthine scheme which saw 80 different types of visa granted.
I also wonder if "Australian style points system" could be shorthand for other changes that are similar to, but not the same as, a points system.
Also, is it a political dog whistle?
What are Leave campaigners referring to when they talk about an Australian-style points system?