guyfromnz saidBut who would want to go to NZ?
NZ is a very culturally diverse country with immigrants from many countries and all walks of life - I think it makes NZ what it is and NZ welcomes these people with wide open arms PROVIDED they will be beneficial to NZ's economy, ie have qualifications or job skills and fill job opportunities that are otherwise unable to be filled by NZers.
Australia is not overflowing because of the immigrants - Australia, like any developed country is simply expanding full stop immigrants or not. If you think any Australian city is overcrowded then you need to visit other thriving world cities like Tokyo, New York, London, Berlin, San Francisco etc. England can house three times the population of Australia with less than one tenth the land mass, ie a land mass which is even smaller than New Zealand! It will take a loooong time for New Zealand to be over-populated, and it will take an even longer time for Australia to be over-populated!
I would have thought it would be very 'un-Australian' to turn away and reject people who could very well prove to be hard workers and deny them the opportunity to live in and experience a great country which Australians take for granted - or is it actually the Australian way afterall?
So NZ dose have it's limitation and intolerance's, nor does it have the major issue of illegal immigrants, that Oz does. Oz is even more so culturally diverse than NZ, and NZ would not of survived as well as it has without handouts for the tax payers of Oz too, and man people from NZ have come to Oz to get a standard of living they can not get in NZ either.
But why does Oz have to be busting at it;s seems like NY, London so on; most people who love NY can leave, and the poor are being forced out. It now seems the People of Oz do not want this for our country and it's almost time we put the full sing out, to allow us to grow into our country and not people from other lands fill it up over night.
yes we have a long history of charity to other nationalities with our open hand and heart as a nation, but there comes a time were charity must start at home too, and we need to but Oz first, and not allow others to decide this for us. Then the boat will have to sail around to NZ, and lets see how long their Borders stay open with open arms?