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home / archives / politics / new zealand / 15th October 1985

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They taking our money!

It was the Spring racing Season in Victoria and the highly prized Caulfield Cup race was soon to be held.

As always a number of New Zealand thoroughbreds were arriving to take part in the carnival that culminates in the Melbourne Cup. New Zealand and Australian citizens have reciprocal rights to live and work in each others country indefinitely. The numbers are usually weighted in Australia's direction. In 1985 there was concern over the rise in benefits to New Zealand citizens in Australia.