By: Steve Dellar | 03-02-2018 | News
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Aussie And Kiwi PMs Turnbull And Adern Spar Over Deportations (Video)

When leftwing New Zealand Prime Minister Ms Jacinda Adern and Centre Right Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull discuss an issue like ‘deportations’, you just know beforehand that something is gonna go amiss.

Australia’s hardline policy of deporting non-citizens who have committed crimes that attract a jail sentence of one year or more means that every year a great number of New Zealanders are shipped off. As according to police statistics some 44% of them commit crimes in the country where they are shipped off to afterward, Australia feels it has the right to continue this policy.

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Ms Adern said to reporters that she would raise the issue of forced deportations of New Zealanders from Australia: “I’ve raised again, as we have on previous occasions, elements of the deportation policy that have in particular been brought to our attention. We are wanting to make the Australian government clear in our perspective but it is in the hands of the Australian government to determine how they manage that element of policy.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;d presume Jacinda Adern is well aware of Michaelia Cash&#39;s recent comments. <br><br>You can&#39;t help but wonder her real attitude to a man like Turnbull when he tries to palsy on up to her for these little happy snaps to share with us all. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Richard Tuffin 🌈 (@RichardTuffin) <a href="">March 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr Turnbull meanwhile has defended as “fair and just” and “moral” his government’s policy of deportations.

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He said: “It is our fundamental right and we enforce our laws to assert our sovereignty and ensure that people were not Australian citizens, who commit serious offences, are deported. It does not just apply to New Zealanders. It applies to all non-citizens.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Debatable statement. Turnbull makes himself conveniently unavailable for Adern, regarding matter of Australian criminals being deported to New Zealand!</p>&mdash; Earle Foster (@GentlemanSlovak) <a href="">March 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The two prime ministers also discussed trade links between Australia and New Zealand during their two-hour meeting and shared intelligence on cybersecurity.


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