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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Aussie allegedly ‘betrayed’ Kiwi mate in NY securities fraud case

The US prosecution case against a young Australian, Trent Martin, for securities fraud is a story of greed and betrayal of a Kiwi mate.

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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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The trans-Tasman rivalry: Friendly banter or all-out war?

The moral of the story is clear: New Zealanders do not have to like being called Australian, but that does not make anyone who calls you one a racist.

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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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