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Australian Greens citizenship policy
The Australian Greens have endorsed a policy for all New Zealanders to be granted a permanent visa upon arrival in Australia.
08 September 2018
The Australian Greens Immigration and Refugees Policy includes the aim of replacing the Special Category Visa with a permanent residence visa for New Zealand citizens upon arrival in Australia. They would then be entitled to apply for Australian citizenship after residing in Australia for four years.
The full wording of the policy is outlined below. The Immigration and Refugees Policy was endorsed at the Australian Greens National Conference in May 2018.
The Australian Greens want:
31. Replacement of the Special Category Visa with a permanent residence visa available to all New Zealand citizens on arrival, with the same entitlements of other permanent resident visas.
(Policy endorsed: May 2018)
View the Australian Greens [Immigration and Refugees policy](https://greens.org.au/policies/immigration-and-refugees).
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