Image credit: First Dog on the Moon, Guardian cartoonist.
Oz Kiwi has been contacted by many people asking whether the following nonsense is true.
Rest assured it is totally and utterly false:
“ATTENTION All Kiwis living in OZ. Just to let you all know if you don’t already that at the end of June this year (2017) if you leave Oz for any reason you have to have a VISA or be a Dual Citizen to come back to Oz to live and work. $1000 dollars a year for a work visa. So I suggest you all look into this so your not caught out at the Boarder. This is what my sister inlaw posted on facebook is this true.”
Before you believe, and worse share online, statements like this stop and ask where they got this information from.
A family member or close friend might believe inflammatory rumours like this, but it is really unhelpful not to question the basis for it.
What is the source? Is it credible?
Your cousin’s Mother-in-law’s best friend’s neighbour’s son?
Or the Department of Immigration?