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Will New Zealand Settle for Hundreds of Progressive Aussie Local weather Refugees?

Air New Zealand. Robert Frola [GFDL or GFDL], by way of Wikimedia Commons

By Eric Worrall

h/t Charles – a big spike in disenchanted Progressive Aussies registering curiosity in migration to New Zealand has been detected within the wake of Australia’s shock Federal election end result.

Site visitors to New Zealand’s Immigration Web site Skyrocketed After the Australian Election

By Gavin Butler|21 Might 2019, 12:03pm

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) revealed that the variety of folks in Australia its web site on Sunday—the day after the election—elevated greater than tenfold in comparison with the identical time the week earlier than, SBS reviews. Registered expressions of curiosity—step one within the visa course of—elevated by greater than 25 instances. Greater than eight,500 folks visited the New Zealand Now web site and 512 registered curiosity, in comparison with about 20 registrations on Might 12, the federal government division mentioned. Google analytics additionally confirmed a spike in Australians looking out the phrases ‘transferring to New Zealand’, in line with TVNZ—notably these from Queensland.

Jennifer Curtin, politics professor at Auckland College and an professional in trans-Tasman politics, recommended that the sudden curiosity in emigrating to New Zealand may very well be a brief response to voters’—notably progressive voters’—disappointment that Labor didn’t win. When the financial realities of truly transferring nation had been totally thought-about, she mentioned, folks’s enthusiasm was prone to wane.

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Sorry New Zealand, it appears to be like such as you’re going to should take one for the crew.

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