In late November, Oz Kiwi volunteers will be returning to Canberra to continue pushing for a solution to the issues faced by Kiwis in Australia. We made good progress in June 2015 and hope to build on that.
This time we’ll come armed with fully costed policy proposals and the results of our survey. We’ll also be joined by NZ opposition leader Andrew Little and former foreign minister Phil Goff. Together we’ll hopefully get the message through loud and clear – the current situation is unsustainable, unfair, and must change.
There is growing support for change in Canberra and we must ensure we maintain momentum. At last, after almost fifteen years, we can begin to see cracks in the Australian political consensus on this issue – there is an increasing recognition that the current situation is unsustainable. Our delegation will seek to turn this recognition into action.
Last time, Oz Kiwi volunteers paid all of their own expenses. These expenses came on top of the loss of earning for some due to having to take time off work.
We do not think it is fair that this should be repeated. A small number of volunteers should not need to carry all the expenses of a campaign that will help hundreds of thousands. We therefore ask you to donate to support sending our next delegation to Canberra. Every donation, large or small, is gratefully received by Oz Kiwi and its tireless volunteers.
Thank you to all who have donated so far to help us get to Canberra! However, we need more donations if our volunteers are not to be left out of pocket. Any support you can give will be most gratefully received. If total donations exceed the cost of sending the delegation to Canberra, we’ll put the left over funds toward sending further delegations in future.
By donating, you will be helping us a find a solution that will hopefully bring security and certainty for all New Zealanders in Australia and their families.
Oz Kiwi is a volunteer organisation and relies entirely on public donations to fund its work. Every donation, no matter how small, helps to support change.