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(News.com.au)   New Zealand giving unemployed one-way airfares to Australia. It's a little game they play   (news.com.au) divider line 8
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2012-12-06 04:00:55 AM
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If one avoids the knee-jerk reaction and looks at this in context, they'll find:

1. It looks like only a handful of people (16 confirmed cases, full review in progress) have benefited from the free ticket to Australia initiative. If those few people have a confirmed job waiting for them, and all that stands in the way is getting a ticket, then this is a smart move by the Kiwis.

2. Everyone wins. The unemployed person gets free airfare and becomes employed. The Australians benefit from getting a vacant job filled. The Kiwis benefit by making a one-time payment instead of an indeterminate period paying unemployment and other related benefits.
2012-12-05 10:39:32 PM
1 votes:
Canada is planning to do the same thing with the United States...

for some reason they WANT our tired, our poor,
our huddled masses, yearning to breath free, the wretched refuse of our teeming shore.

We're sending these, the homeless.
2012-12-05 10:38:48 PM
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My Bologna Has A Maiden Name: Mantour: Dumb question:

If New Zealand and Australia are 2 sovereign countries, then why can a Kiwi collect Australian Dole money, since he did not contribute to it through taxes or deductions?

The same way the mexicans that sneak into the US get all the benefits that I pay for without contributing a damned thing themselves. Socialism.


They are 2 "socialists" countries...
2012-12-05 10:20:42 PM
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Mantour: Dumb question:

If New Zealand and Australia are 2 sovereign countries, then why can a Kiwi collect Australian Dole money, since he did not contribute to it through taxes or deductions?

The same way the mexicans that sneak into the US get all the benefits that I pay for without contributing a damned thing themselves. Socialism.
2012-12-05 09:52:27 PM
1 votes:
So much for the pursuit of happiness in a nuclear-free zone.
2012-12-05 09:32:46 PM
1 votes:
if they could prove there was a job waiting at their destination.

imokwiththis.jpg


as long as the relocation itself is legal, what is the problem with a social services agency helping clients relocate to a job they have secured but are unable to afford or secure their own relocation costs? (as long as costs are reasonable and secured job is credible , long term, and within the skillset of the client)
2012-12-05 09:31:55 PM
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Hey New Zealand --

I don't have a job in your country either. But I'd really like to visit Australia. So please send me a free ticket. Thx.

/NZ is full of hobbit-fanciers anyway
2012-12-05 09:15:11 PM
1 votes:
Didn't England try this a few hundred years ago?
 
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