Canberra meeting with Citizenship Minister
09 November 2022
Yesterday Oz Kiwi representatives met with Andrew Giles, Minister for Citizenship, Immigration & Multiculturalism at Parliament House, Canberra. Discussions focused on the review of New Zealanders rights and processing delays for visa and citizenship applications.
We cannot disclose the details of the discussions. However, we are working to ensure the review delivers positive changes.
Earlier this year Andrew Giles announced that 370 additional staff are processing visa and citizenship processing staff have been recruited since the election.
Andrew Giles has been very supportive of New Zealanders living in Australia. In April 2020 he advocated for Kiwis to be eligible for the Corona Virus Jobkeeper Payment. He also worked to block the previous government's proposed citizenship changes.