‘Guest Workers’ could live and work in Germany in response to a labour shortage prompted by economic recovery following World War II.
Australia’s treatment of New Zealand citizens was found to be unreasonable, unjustified, and incompatible with the proper operation of a free movement agreement and a common labour market.
The Special Category Visa is a ‘temporary’ visa that enables Kiwis to reside indefinitely in Australia.
How the rights of New Zealand citizens, living in Australia, have changed over time.
The Oz Kiwi Briefing Paper provides historical context to the Trans-Tasman relationship.
Documents reveal the Federal Government is worried about a growing “underclass” of New Zealanders living and working in Australia with limited rights and without access to basic government services.
Since New Zealand was declared a British colony in 1840 there has been an ongoing exchange of people across the Tasman Sea.