‘The 2001 policies designed to block the “backdoor” migration of Pacific Islanders and Hong Kong Chinese through New Zealand and to lower the cost of social security payments to expat Kiwis bar access to most of Australia’s welfare safety net, including the dole, disability and other payments, apprenticeships and student loans and scholarships.
…..The Australian belief that its welfare system is a “pull” factor which, if available to New Zealanders, would further encourage transtasman migration is belied by the facts.
….Most are hard workers. Their workforce participation rate is significantly higher than for Australian workers, and they are more likely to be employed full-time. Most work in construction or as technicians and tradespeople, with many others employed as social workers and in healthcare…’
Many of these policies apply only to Kiwis, and that’s an injustice and a blot on Australia’s record.
Leftists/”progressives”/socialists are not welcome here. Pay for your own soapbox.
‘I believe that politicians, lawyers, busy-bodies and do-gooders are like salamis- greatly improved by hanging for a time.’ Oswald Bastable
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