Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


NZPA report recklessly irresponsible

8 December 2000 Media Statement

NZPA report recklessly irresponsible


Prime Minister Helen Clark said tonight that a New Zealand Press Association report alleging that New Zealanders will no longer get automatic residency in Australia is completely and utterly false.

Helen Clark said that there is no threat whatsoever to the ability of New Zealanders to move to, and work in, Australia.

"What the New Zealand and Australian governments have been discussing for some time is access to social security arrangements in each other's countries, for each other's nationals.

"These discussions have no relevance whatsoever to the ongoing entitlements of New Zealanders and Australians to move to, and work in, each other's countries.

"New Zealand will continue to accept responsibility for superannuation entitlements and invalids benefit entitlements for its nationals in Australia on a shared basis.

"It is already Australian government policy not to grant New Zealanders social security for two years after their arrival in Australia.

"This policy, implemented this year, will already be influencing New Zealanders' migration intentions.

"The NZPA report is recklessly irresponsible in suggesting that the right of New Zealanders to shift to Australia is about to be curtailed," Helen Clark said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news