22 Apr 2023

Laura Tingle: is Australia still learning from Aotearoa?

From Saturday Morning, 8:10 am on 22 April 2023
Laura Tingle

Laura Tingle Photo: supplied / Guardian Australia

This morning the Australian government has announced a direct pathway to citizenship for New Zealanders. The announcement comes just ahead of ANZAC Day. 

We last spoke to ABC chief political correspondent Laura Tingle on Saturday Morning in 2020 under the headline 'What Australia can learn from New Zealand'. 

At that time international accolades for Aotearoa's response to Covid were at a high, while Australia was being chastised for its hardline immigration policy. 

Fast forward to 2023 and both countries have new prime ministers, with Chris Hipkins and Anthony Albanese meeting for the second time this weekend.

Anthony Albanese

Australasian Prime Ministers Chris Hipkins and Anthony Albanese Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone