The Unequal Treatment of New Zealanders in Australia

70 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2013

Date Written: August 1, 2013


In 2001, under the guise of a treaty yet to be signed, and in the supposed name of equality, the Howard Government introduced substantial legislative changes for New Zealanders in Australia. Far from implementing equality, the 2001 changes have resulted in the creation of a sizable underclass with permanently inferior rights and no pathway to citizenship.

Keywords: Australia, human rights, discrimination, citizenship, social security, New Zealand citizens

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Faulkner, David, The Unequal Treatment of New Zealanders in Australia (August 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

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