Blame Clark not Key

People are targeting the wrong person for their anger against Australian discrimination of Kiwi residents.

She is the one who gave away our rights in Australia…and bizarrely gave the very same rights to immigrants from Pasifika nations.

Prime Minister John Key has come under heavy fire for his acceptance of Australia’s right to discriminate against New Zealanders living in Australia.

Mr Key said after meeting Australian counterpart Tony Abbott in Canberra on Wednesday that he acknowledged a deal between the previous governments of John Howard and Helen Clark that in February 2001 led to the exclusion of expats from most government support and welfare programmes.

He said he “totally respected” Australia’s sovereign right to make decisions about its treatment of people who came to live and work in Australia.

But his acceptance of Australia’s position has further inflamed New Zealand advocates mounting a growing crusade against the rules that require Kiwis to pay full taxes without receiving the benefits.

Critics reject claims the rules were part of a social security agreement. 

They can reject it all they like…it was Helen Clark who made the changes when re-negotiating welfare reciprocity.

And as usual David Shearer get basic facts wrong…blaming John key for something Helen Clark did.

Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesman, David Shearer, said Mr Key had an obligation to stand up for the rights of New Zealanders no matter where they lived.

“Under this Government the rights of Kiwis working abroad have gone backwards,” he said.

“Why is it fair for New Zealanders to pay taxes in Australia, some for more than a decade, but not receive the benefits that those taxes pay for?

“Mr Key was full of bombast before his flying visit to meet with Tony Abbott.

“He’s returned home with his tail between his legs.”

The only person broken with his tail between his legs is David Shearer…he should just quit and fuck off to the UN whence he came.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.