Kicking it with the Kiwis

SUBCULTURE SLEUTH | It is not often that a reporter gets a chance to go behind enemy lines, however this week Subculture Sleuth goes undercover at a Kiwi event to see where the differences lie.

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Australian Army ban on Kiwis sparks legal campaign

A former soldier from New Zealand, Duncan Sandilands, has teamed up with a Brisbane-based barrister Mark Plunkett to launch a campaign to close a loophole in Australia’s immigration legislation which seems to bar citizens of New Zealand from joining the Australian Defence Force.

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Verdict in “stupid, fat Australian” case overturned on appeal

The woman at the centre of the “stupid, fat Australian” case has won an appeal against her 2012 conviction after a north-west England court determined that it would not be in the public interest to uphold the court’s original verdict.

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Aussie visa rules unfair to New Zealanders, says Key

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has raised questions over the treatment of New Zealanders in Australia, claiming that the current Australian immigration system unfairly prevents long-term Australian residents from applying for citizenship and obtaining the right to vote or claim government benefits.

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Appeal planned in “stupid fat Australian” case

A British woman found guilty of racially aggravated public disorder after calling her New Zealand neighbour a “stupid, fat Australian” plans to appeal her fine.

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NZ defends “stupid fat Australian” racism court ruling

New Zealanders express support for the UK court ruling that found a woman, Petra Mills, guilty of racially aggravated public disorder after calling her NZ-born neighbour a “stupid fat Australian”.

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Is being called ‘Australian’ a racist slur? One UK court says yes

A recent case in a UK magistrates court held calling someone a “stupid fat Australian” constituted racial abuse. PAUL BLEAKLEY argues that calling someone ‘Australian’ shouldn’t be considered a racial slur.

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Marking the ANZAC Spirit in London

As preparations for this year’s London Anzac Day continue, ASHLEA MAHER reflects on why the Anzac legacy should still be recognised and respected by Australians and New Zealanders, and why it is so important to us.

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I heart Kiwis

GO HARD OR GO HOME: There’s a myth here in the UK that Australians and Kiwis don’t get along. I’d never heard of this so-called rivalry until I moved to the UK and, well, I really don’t like it.

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