Another one of Labour’s voters coming home from Australia

Forget the Missing Million.  Thanks to the Australian government sending back our crims, we’re definitely down to the Missing 999,273.

A Kiwi-born man whose crimes in Australia include making bar patrons lie on the floor as he pointed a gun at them, will be deported back here – even though he hasn’t been in New Zealand since he was 5.

Iosefa Fiu, 26, moved across the Tasman with his parents in 1996, and was granted a Special Category Visa. He has not returned to New Zealand since.

But in February, the Australian Department of Immigration cancelled his visa because of his history of violent offending including multiple armed robberies, according to a decision buy the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Australia.

In February 2013 Fiu was convicted for six armed robberies, and was sentenced to six years and two months in prison.

Awesome.  Sounds like the sort of person that will fit right into Northland.  I doubt he’ll take very long to feel right at home.

Fiu has an Australian partner who he said may accompany him to New Zealand. He expressed concern she would be without employment and without support of her family.

He will be among more than 700 Kiwis who have had their Australian visas cancelled for a variety of offences ranging from traffic violations to assault.

He should be welcomed at Auckland Airport, told that he’s got free accommodation at a North Shore marae and will just need to make some phone calls for a few months for food.


– NZ Herald

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