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Out of date and unfair policy
Mateship in OZ for New Zealanders?... yeah right.
Over the past many decades NZ’ers have worked and even died along side their OZ’y cousins throughout good times and bad.
In world conflicts this has happened and still does today. Some 500,000 Kiwis now call OZ home. They have helped build its economy during the boom times alongside ordinary Australians, hell OZ even steals the odd one now and then like Russel Crowe.
Are we like brothers?. Well well when it suits the answer is YES!!. But in times of trouble are we Brothers?, the answer is yes.. we send Kiwi firefighters here even donations.
But is this repaid in kind?. The answer is NO!. I would bet that the average OZy does not know that any Kiwi that arrived after Feb 2001 cannot access unemployment assistance should they through no fault of their own, lose their job. Answer… Kiwi go home. Go home and get help from your own Government cause we don’t need you right now.
Closer economic ties worth 80 billion and a domestic air agreement making it easier for Qantas to make money flying Kiwis here, but no benefit.
The reason is due to John Howard changing the immigration laws to make all Kiwis treated the same as the rest of the world. From Zimbabwe to China and now NZ all must meet the tough permanent visa laws. Which means even if you are in full time employment, own property and even have your children in School here for many years. If you cannot meet the criteria in the skilled category and be under 45 years old or be able to buy a substantial business in Australia, you cannot really call it home.. not now not ever.
Kiwi go home. Will Mr Ruddd right the wrong of the Howard Government?. Will Turnbull if he was to regain Government?. Who knows because if you ask them, neither will respond.
Australians living in NZ can after residing for a period of two years get government assistance without the need for a special visa, just an Australian passport —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 11:04, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
I don't think "isolationism" is an accurate term for a zero-immigration policy, since such a policy could be accompanied by a non-isolationist foreign policy.
22.214.171.124 03:39, 9 April 2007 (UTC)Steve P.
- I agree. "Isolationism" has an entirely different meaning. -Will Beback · † · 04:32, 9 April 2007 (UTC)