Nick McKim Greens Senator TAS

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Assisting Oz Kiwi

Oz Kiwi would like to offer special thanks to Senator Nick McKim for his invitations to make submissions to Senate inquiries, and to appear as witnesses at the related public hearings. Nick has also asked questions on our behalf at Senate Estimates. His work is very much appreciated.

Nick was also responsible for introducing the Senate motion to strike down the Citizenship Bill in October 2017.


About Nick McKim

Name Nick McKim

Party Australian Greens

Senator Tasmania

City Hobart, TAS

Nick McKim is a proud Tasmanian, and an unapologetic defender of the things that make his home state different from the rest of the world.

 Senator Nick McKim

Nick McKim Greens Senator for Tasmania. (Photo: supplied)

Senator Nick McKim is the Greens’ spokesperson for Immigration and Justice. He is a passionate defender of multicultural Australia and an advocate for a humane and compassionate approach towards people seeking asylum. He is also fighting for a fairer and simpler immigration system and for better protections of people’s human rights.

Nick was first elected to the Tasmanian parliament in 2002, and represented the electorate of Franklin in the House of Assembly for 13 years. He was Leader of the Tasmanian Greens between 2008 and 2014.

Statement from Nick McKim

““The Greens support faster and fairer pathways for New Zealanders to obtain Australian citizenship.”

“We want to replace the Special Category Visa with a permanent residency visa to all New Zealand citizens on arrival.”

“This would effectively be the same rights that Australians in New Zealand have.”

“This would put them on the pathway to citizenship in a quicker and fairer way.”

“We were proud to lead the successful fight in Parliament to defeat the Liberals’ unfair and divisive changes to citizenship laws.”

“The Greens are proud to be a party of inclusion and fairness, and to support multiculturalism in Australia.”

Citizenship speech

For so many people, becoming an Australian citizen is confirmation of their place in this country. For so many people, this is a real milestone in their lives. Becoming a citizen is something that makes them feel welcome. There are many people who are working, studying and raising families in Australia who are not yet citizens of this country, but desire to be. They were given a kick in the guts when Peter Dutton and Malcolm Turnbull chose to change the rules without any notice. Since that announcement, the Greens have received many hundreds of emails from people worried about their future.

Posted by Senator Nick McKim on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Video of Senator Nick McKim criticising Peter Dutton’s Citizenship Amendment Bill  (2017). Sen McKim’s motion lead to the Bill being struck down in October 2017.

Watch a video of the full speech, and read a transcript on Nick McKim’s website.

Contact Nick McKim

Electorate office 149b Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS 7000
Phone Hobart (03) 6224 8899 Canberra (02) 6277 3601
Email senator.mckim@aph.gov.au
Facebook NickMcKim
Twitter @NickMcKim
Website https://nick-mckim.greensmps.org.au/

Senator Nick McKim

Senator Nick McKim pictured with Oz Kiwi Committee members in Canberra. L – R Liza, Nick, Jo and Tash (Photo: supplied)

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