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There are roughly 200,000 New Zealanders living in Australia today who enjoy fewer rights than all other permanent residents.
These ‘lost Kiwis’ have a right to live in Australia, but are ineligible for Australian citizenship and unable to access many government services.They pay the same taxes as everyone else, but are permanently disenfranchised and receive no assistance if they fall upon hard times.
Every year they are stripped of more rights, most recently being denied disability services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme despite having to pay the levy that funds it.
Oz Kiwi is a campaign to overturn the laws that have stripped these people of their basic rights and provide them with a fair pathway to becoming Australian citizens.