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Kiwis face more Aussie trouble

Headline: Kiwis face more Aussie trouble

It looks like the Australian government is about to pull the carpet from under New Zealanders’ feet across the Tasman. People who arrived in Australia before a law change in 2001 thought they were sitting pretty – with a full range of social services and state benefits available to them forever more. But Erina Anderson of IwinAus.org tells Steve Hart that the 2001 change may be about to be backdated to 1994.

Her organization has been highlighting the lack of support for Kiwis who fall on hard times in Australia for about a year now, and says the exodus of Kiwis returning to New Zealand is not just due to a lack of jobs, but because they can’t risk staying – when it all goes wrong for taxpaying Kiwis in Australia, they are on their own. Hear the whole story atwww.SteveHart.co Also in show 7, Trends forecaster Harry Dent warns of property price values dropping and a long period of global deflation.

He says the property bubble in China is about to pop, and says once the country’s economic downturn starts the world’s biggest economies – including New Zealand – will be sucked in as property prices tumble. He says property prices in New Zealand and Australia are due for a big correction.

This week’s DVD review from Jodie Hart of www.FilmFreak.co.nz is The World’s End (which we reckon is a remake of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers). The Steve Hart Radio Show is offered as a free download from www.SteveHart.co, and is available on all good podcast services such as iTunes.


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