[/i]Australia's rather pissed atm (and for the last few years) due to NZ's foreign policies.
Australia has a very strict immigration policy, whereas NZ has a rather lax system for immigrants ... and Oz has a welfare agreement with NZ .. we pay for their unemployed in Oz, they pay for our unemployed in NZ[i].
[/i]So of course, Oz ends up paying welfare to many NZ immigrants from countries other than NZ, but which came via NZ
Sometimes I feel the general population of Oz is as ignorant as a redneck, and that's the catalyst for pollies to keep beating a dead horse about immigrants stealing our jobs, while the other pollies go on about how we need more skilled migrants to fix the holes in our skills market :iagree:
All the time, under the table, passing laws which whittle away at our rights