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Expat advantage: Will returning Kiwis bring economic boon?

Daniel Dunkley
Sat, 29 Aug 2020

Expat advantage: Will returning Kiwis bring economic boon?
Daniel Dunkley
Sat, 29 Aug 2020
The Australian government isn't known for its generosity towards New Zealanders.As the covid-19 pandemic hit Australia earlier this year, 220,000 Kiwis in Australia faced an uncertain future without a social security safety net as construction, retail, and hospitality jobs were lost to the outbreak.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NZ counterpart Jacinda Ardern have clashed over the lack of support for Kiwis across the Tasman. New Zealanders in full-time work were eventually included in Australia’s JobKeeper wage subsidy sc...

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