I have zero sympathy for Kiwis that go to Oz and then harp on about being second class citizens. Â By all means lobby for change, but stop the whinging!
You knew the deal going in.
New Zealanders living across the Tasman have been labelled “South Sea Poms” and “carping Kiwis” after a survey showed they are Australia’s unhappiest migrants.
Kiwis were the migrants most likely to be dissatisfied with their financial situation, were often discriminated against, didn’t feel safe and were extremely unlikely to view Australians as nice people, a study by Melbourne’s Monash University found.
About 40 per cent of Kiwi migrants described themselves as “dissatisfied” or “very dissatisfied” with their financial situation. Forty-six per cent said they were poor, struggling or just getting by.
Kiwis were also the group least likely to see Australians as “caring, friendly, hospitable people”, only 1 per cent suggesting this was one of things they liked about their new country.
Kiwis were among the most suspicious of others, and just over a quarter said they had been discriminated against – more than twice the level among Brits.
The findings prompted Queens-land’s Sunday Mail newspaper yesterday to coin the phrase “carping Kiwis”, suggesting they had overtaken “whingeing Poms” as Australia’s hardest-to-please people.
Well, if you think about it, they weren’t happy here, so they left for Australia. Â And once the hard realities of life appeared to exist in Australia as much as they do elsewhere, they just step back into their victim mentality. Â Read more »