Aussie student loan extension old news
7 February 2014
Aussie student loan extension old
John Key has got nothing out of his
bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
but a re-announcement of a previous Government’s decision
on student loans, Labour Leader David Cunliffe
“John Key has tried to claim a win out of his
meeting with Tony Abbott today in the form of agreement to
extend student loans to children of New Zealanders who are
long-term Australian residents.
“He is taking the New
Zealand public and media for a ride. This decision was
reached by the previous Labor Government in Australia and
was announced in June. Murray McCully even welcomed it in a
press release at the time.
has been no movement on the crucial areas of social welfare
for New Zealanders in Australia, who are still treated as
second class citizens.
“John Key has re-heated an old
announcement in a desperate attempt to save face,” says
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