The Australian Labor Party support a fair pathway to citizenship for all New Zealanders residing in Australia.
18 December 2018
The Australian Labor Party National Platform outlines the party’s policies for the 2019 Federal Election. Two policies that were ratified on at the ALP National Conference in December 2018 support New Zealanders.
Both ALP policies were first ratified in July 2015. One supporting a fair pathway to citizenship for all New Zealanders residing in Australia, and one ensuring no migrant is permanently temporary. Both policies are outlined below.
Australian Labor Party Policy Platform
Chapter 2: A strong economy for all Australians
Skilled Migration (page 35)
151. Labor will ensure that no migrant is ‘permanently temporary’. Many permanent migrants begin their time in Australia as temporary migrants.
Chapter 9: A fair go for all
A nation built on migration (page 186)
269. Labor believes that 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.
Click to view the ALP National Platform (December 2018)
More recently the Coalition Government announced a proposed new pathway to permanent residency in February 2016. The New Zealand stream 189 visa became available from 1 July 2017.
For more details on the lobbying work Oz Kiwi has been involved in refer to Lobbying Government.
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