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NZ Herald reports Shorten's Labor promises more benefits for New Zealanders!

Good ole Bill Shorten!

He has plans for your money.

He wants to use it make more special friends - this time from New Zealand!

Isn't he nice!

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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12226666

And the Daily Mail has more, including a statement from Labor!

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Kiwis living in Australia could soon enjoy more perks after Labor flagged improved access to government benefits and services.

New Zealanders who call Australia home have long complained about being treated like second-class citizens, with limited access to a range of government assistance such as social security and student loans.

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With the federal election looming, Labor has hinted changes could be on the way.

For a long time New Zealanders who have chosen to call Australia home have been getting less in the way of government assistance than their Aussie counterparts (Gold Coast pictured)
For a long time New Zealanders who have chosen to call Australia home have been getting less in the way of government assistance than their Aussie counterparts (Gold Coast pictured)
 
A statement from a Labor campaign spokeswoman said Labor believes there is an inequity for New Zealand citizens living in Australia under the terms of the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangements (TTTA). 

'Labor will consider the permanent residency status and potential citizenship arrangements for New Zealand citizens living in Australia under the terms of the TTTA,' the statement said.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has previously pledged to improve the rights of New Zealanders living in Australia.

In a speech to the Lowy Institute last October he said the improved treatment for  long-term New Zealand permanent residents would be on his agenda.

He also mentioned the possibility of Kiwis gaining access to student loans for higher education.

ENDS

 

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