22 May 2018

NZ teens in Australia unable to get benefit turning to sex work

From Morning Report, 7:23 am on 22 May 2018

New Zealand teenagers living in Australia who can't get a benefit are resorting to prostitution. Thirty-eight Australian community organisations have written to Jacinda Ardern calling on the New Zealand Government to intervene. Melbourne Community lawyer, Shorna Moore, told reporter Phil Pennington the teenagers who might have fled a violent home or a family breakdown are falling between the cracks with neither government willing to help.