Join Australia Movement - see NZ inthe Australian
Founding document page 2, section 6 - page from the Australian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kowoTZV3wAU
New Zealanders " blissfully unaware" of the erosion of their rights in Australia. John Key admits "some (who move to Australia) have been blissfully unaware of the circumstances they could
find themselves in.''
Aussie move to block welfare for Kiwis
State bill comes after disabled woman wins claim.
Queensland has introduced legislation that will allow it to discriminate against New Zealanders by blocking access to government aid.
The legislation is contained in amendments to the state's Anti-Discrimination Act, included in a bill to establish boot camps for young offenders.
It follows an out-of-court settlement with disabled New Zealander Hannah Campbell, who has cerebral palsy and requires fulltime care.
In a hearing New Zealand advocates hoped would become a test case for the increasing exclusion of Kiwis from a wide range of benefits, concessions and government assistance across Australia, 20-year-old Ms Campbell challenged the refusal of disability payments on the
basis of discrimination.
The claim centred on the fact that the special category visa applies only to New Zealanders, and exclusion on that basis contravened the Anti-Discrimination Act's provisions covering race, nationality and ethnicity.
The Queensland Government defended its position by defining Ms Campbell as a temporary resident because of the special category visa she was granted on arrival in 2006.
Top Reasons why New Zealand should join Australia
10. Pay equalization -The prosperity difference is at a critical point. (Australians are earning twice what we
Doctors, radiologists, forklift drivers. Even the minimum wage is 50% higher in Australia (equal to NZ$18.65/hr).
9. Its the economy together we will prosper.
8. GST will go down to 10% and none on the basics milk, bread, meat, fruit and vegetables.
7. More Growth The local markets of Australia and New Zealand will both expand. If we join, we will prosper. The
government and the pension funds (which we will join) will invest here, once the risk of investing in a foreign country is removed.
6. Stop Head office RELOCATION - Keep the tax rates the same and NZ head offices wont relocate to Australia to get the tax
5.Health Australians dont want to come here because the health systems are worse If we join up we will get a better health
4. We CAN join Australia. We would be mad to turn down the opportunity.
Go to our website www. Joinaustraliamovement.co.nz and see The Australian Founding Document Page 2 section 6-, Founding States.
3. Superannuation Australia are bounding ahead. If you can't them - join them.
2.Sport Dont worry, well keep the All Blacks just like the UK keeps England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
1. Bank ownership. Being part of the same tax basket ,we will own the bank of New Zealand again -Oh yes! Its the way to a brighter
We share Anzac day. We are brothers. But separate legislatures in Canberra and Wellington are turning us into distant cousins. Time to
firm things up!
The Join Australia Movement party.
Vote for prosperity at the next General election in 2011
New Zealand residents - Hi, my name is Rob Caithness. See my
Bio page . I am founding this movement to join The Commonwealth of Australia as I really think the tunnel vision of our current leaders is getting us further and further behind the other states of the Commonwealth of Australia. New Zealanders are voting with their feet already
- in 2008 48 000 New Zealanders left for Australia. While both leading parties in New Zealand, National and Labour, say it is a priority to address this situation they don't actually follow through, it just gets worse no matter who is in charge. - now you
can join a movement to unite New Zealand with the rest of the states of the Commonwealth of Australia. Can we do that? Should we do that?.
We can join Australia, please click the link page 2 Australia
founding document .See the reference to New Zealand as an original invitee in section 6 "definitions". For the whole document click Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act
1900 (UK) . It is from the website of the national archives of Australia.- New Zealand was intended to be one of the founding states of the Commonwealth of Australia. We should have joined in equal partnership with the other founding states - New
South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern territory and Tasmania. We didn't take up the offer but we are still able to.
We should join Australia and acquire equal standing with the other states of the Australian Commonwealth. Lets end the competition between and
expand both ourselves and the rest of Australia by uniting. New Zealand would be the third most populous state (just ahead of Queensland), with representation in the central government to serve our interests. Many of New Zealands political party's policies are merely
aimed at catching up to Australia. Think of the senior citizens Gold Card or Kiwi saver or 10% GST or no GST on basic food - just imitations of what Australia has had for years! So we accomplish them all at a stroke by joining Australia. See the frequently asked questions page.
**Topical - 22.07.09 Government plan to catch-up to Australia by 2025. **
In the end it's about FAMILY. There is a certain inevitability that some of your family will move to Australia. Maybe
your children, or maybe you will move and leave your parents behind. With a New Zealander now prevented from becoming an Australian citizen after the age of 45, parents will find it increasingly difficult to move to Australia as not all the benefits of being an Australian, such as
health benefits (obviously more important as we get older) are available to you. There may even be the end of the reciprocal retirement benefit, as the New Zealand standard of living continues to drop relative to Australia. Wouldn't it be more sensible to lock in the full benefits
of union with the Commonwealth of Australia now and have that much less to worry about?
We are living with the slow motion isolation. It is a modern trend especially as countries like Australia begin to insulate themselves from the rampant
overpopulation the gloeb is suffering - the real driver of carbon emissions. For instance it was possible in the 1940s and 1950s to just go and live in England. In the 1960s a New Zealander could travel from New Zealand to Australia and no passport was neccessary! Not now.
We are slowly being cut off. See the "It makes you think" page
Consider who really benefits from our isolation - The prime minister, who gets to go to APEC and meet foreign leaders and tell the world
how they should run things, and ditto for the foreign minister. For the rest of us we gain nothing by being independent. Unity would mean the tax still goes out of your salary, and benefits return from a central government, only Australian benefits are bigger than the ones the NZ
government returns to us. Mere misunderstandings should not keep us apart from Australia.
Australian and New Zealanders are very close, we were brothers in Arms in war, we run peacekeeping operations together, we jointly refer to the "Anzac
Spirit". We frequently adopt Australian (usually business oriented) legislation wholesale - but we are beginning to drift apart because of other random legislative changes. Differences arise which the people never intended but have come about because of local political
agendas. These have been acted on without considering the implications in our relationship. Unintended consequences have resulted in a slow but steady separation. Well lets not just drift. We would be crazy to
allow the window of opportunity close on us. We are able to join with Australia in a greater Commonwealth to our mutual benefit and multiply our political outward effort as well. Let's do it! Join the party .
Take the USA - when last did one of those states decide it was better out of the union? Thats right - never! Being part of that bigger entity means
prosperity for them all. Alaska is as far from the US as we are from Australia, neither they nor Hawaii are clamouring to leave but are very happy in the Union. The new President, Obama, comes from Hawaii! The way of union should also be our way to prosperity.
We need to take action by:-
1. Opening up the debate about union with the other states of the Commonwealth of Australia.
2. Ensure the Join Australia Movement Party gets to Parliament ensuring the debate is infront of the people of New Zealand.
3. Ensure a meaningfully debated, ruling party sponsored referendum is held to decide the issue.
The Join Australia Movement Party needs YOU! - a membership, several thousand need to join to ensure we enter the national psyche. Then
we need to build up to the next general election.We must use the only really powerfull democratic tool we have - the vote. Vote for UNION it's a vote for prosperity , its a vote for yourself and for your family's future.
Please see our constitution page and the frequently asked
questions page .
This is a matter of great urgency. 36 -48 000 New Zealanders leave New Zealand every year for a better life in Australia because Australia has got
more things right than New Zealand - the medical is better, the doctors are paid better by the government and the pension situation is better. We all know this is why people go to Australia but our Government seem to have little grasp of the problem or how to solve it.
Why do our doctors and other medical professionals leave New Zealand for Australia? Basically the Australian Government pays them double what the New
Zealand Government does. If we become the same country, that competition goes away. The pay on both sides of the Tasman equalizes and there is then a financial incentive to stay in the state of New Zealand - basically you get paid Australian rates but don't have to go to New South
Wales or one of the other states.
Australians are also increasingly put off living here as the benefits are less here. Why would you go to a country where the medical care is inferior? Put
that right by joining Australia and many Australians will flock here to get away from their incessant droughts.
Business? Just talk to a businessman and you will find how they long for us to be all one country. All regulations would be streamlined. A small business
wouldn't have to deal with different regulations on both side of the Tasman, hire auditors in both countries, start bank accounts in both countries etc. Why have we punished ourselves with a higher tax rate than Australia? That's why there has been a shift of head offices to
Australia. There have been continual "rorting" of the system with profits "exported" to Australia to avoid the higher tax. And how can we fix that and stop it happening again? Join Australia.
Leader of the Join Australia Movement Party