When you are in opposition you always promise to stop the flow of New Zealanders moving Australia. At about this stage in the electoral cycle Labour will start hammering on about all the Kiwis moving to Australia. they have certainly been using that approach in question time.
Thousands of New Zealanders – including many disillusioned immigrants – are looking for new jobs and new lives in Australia
Cue an ungagged David Cunliffe to start talking about how he doesn’t want to become a Skype grandparent.
The number of New Zealanders moving across the Tasman hit a record 53,000 in the year to February, but the unemployment rate at home and Australia’s new tax breaks that would make millions better off are tipped to lift that number.
Maybe David Shearer will find a grandmother in an airport somewhere to parade around in public talking about how New Zealand under National has gone backwards and how only Labour can stem the flow across the Tasman.