Nats will deport Aussie crims

The Herald reports:

Opposition leader Simon Bridges says a National government would look at amending the law to allow Australians convicted of serious crimes in New Zealand to be deported.

Bridges said, if elected, National would explore a policy based on amendments to Australia’s Migration Act in 2014 which now allows for Kiwis living on that side of the Tasman to have their visas cancelled on character grounds.

He said, legally, the Australia government can deport Kiwi criminals and New Zealand needs to look into a reciprocal policy.

We’d be suckers not to change the law. Australia is deporting NZ citizens back to NZ almost every day, increasing our criminal population here. We should of course do the same and if an Aussie citizen breaks the law in NZ, deport them back to Australia.

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