NZ leader Ardern bound for Sydney

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to visit Australia this week. (Photo: Getty)

24 February 2020

Ben McKay – Canberra Times/Australian Associated Press

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will make a flying visit to Australia on Friday for the annual leaders meeting between the trans-Tasman allies.

The Labour leader won’t hesitate to confront Mr Morrison over his policy of deporting convicted Kiwis.

“Where there is virtually little to no connection between the person being deported in New Zealand, those are the cases that we find most corrosive,” Ms Ardern said.

“It has that extra added negative effect because families get broken up. And people being placed in New Zealand with no support network whatsoever, and we are paying the cost of that.”

Ms Ardern will also meet with the NSW premier and the governor-general during her brief stay.

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