Australia’s dirty secret: the way we treat New Zealanders

Sam Roberts – 12th August 2015

They live just across the ditch but the National Union of Workers says Australia treats New Zealanders living here like second-class citizens.

The lost Kiwis

Australia fought alongside the Kiwis to forge the Anzac spirit. We even have a Trans Tasman Partnership founded upon reciprocal rights and kinship. But did you know Australians don’t treat New Zealanders with the same respect Australians receive in New Zealand?

This situation is unfair and we need to change it. So National Union of Workers (NUW) members moved an amendment about justice for immigrants from New Zealand living in Australia at Labor’s 47th National Conference.

Read the full article in the Labor Herald.

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