31 Jul 2019

Australian govt plans to increase deportations

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 31 July 2019

The Australian federal government is hoping to increase the number of people it can deport by tightening its visa requirements.

Under the proposed tweaks anyone charged with a crime that carries a two-year prison sentence or more can be deported - even if that person is never actually handed the sentence.

Corin Dann spoke to Joanne Cox from Oz Kiwi, the group that lobbies for the rights of New Zealanders living in Australia.