Oz Kiwi information session

Clare O’Neil speaking at the Oz Kiwi information session in Glen Waverley (Photo: Clare O’Neil’s office).

The Oz Kiwi information session in Glen Waverley on 20th September was attended by about 80 people. Federal Labor MPs Clare O’Neil (Hotham) and Julian Hill (Bruce) both spoke.

Clare has long been a supporter of our campaign and has previously spoken publicly about the issues facing post February 2001 Kiwi arrivals. See her 2015 video in Parliament on our website or Facebook.

First term MP Julian has already championed for social justice issues including better access to support for disabled constituents and immigration matters for new migrants in his electorate.

Labor has voted against both the Higher Education Bill and Citizenship Amendment Bill and are well aware of the negative impact they might have on New Zealanders.

We thank Clare and Julian for their ongoing support and advocacy on behalf of New Zealanders in Australia.

Clare O’Neil MP and Julian Hill at the Oz Kiwi information session

Clare O’Neil and Julian Hill speaking to attendees after the information session (Photo: Clare O’Neil’s office).

22 September 2017

When Australians go to New Zealand, they have access to services that are very closely aligned to citizenship rights in New Zealand – but the reverse is not the case when New Zealanders come to live in Australia.

Oz Kiwi put on a brilliant event Wednesday night for local Kiwi’s who were seeking more information and voicing their concerns about their residence requirements and pathways to citizenship here in Australia.

Julian Hill MP and I spoke about the proposed citizenship changes currently going through Parliament and how this could potentially affect our closest friends across the ditch.

If you’re a New Zealander living in Australia and have questions or concerns regarding your residency requirements or citizenship pathways, I’d highly recommend visiting https://ozkiwi2001.org/

The website includes a highly detailed and very informative FAQs section and plenty of other valuable information for Kiwi’s who’ve made the move across the Tasman.


[Read Clare O’Neil’s Facebook post].

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