Australia makes it easy for New Zealanders to become citizens

The Australian Government has opened the doors to citizenship for tens of thousands of New Zealanders living in Australia.

The Australian Government has opened the doors to citizenship for tens of thousands of New Zealanders living in Australia.

New Zealanders who have lived and worked in Australia for five years or more will get easier access to citizenship under a new deal.

This new deal will enable those who have resided in Australia for five years or more and during this time earned atleast $54,000 a year (income in excess of the temporary skills migration income threshold) to become Australian citizens.

This announcement was made after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met with his NZ counterpart John Key in Sydney on Friday.

“What we are announcing today is a new pathway to citizenship for New Zealanders,” Mr Turnbull told reporters.

“This step today will help tens of thousands of those New Zealanders to one day potentially become Australian citizens,” Mr Key said.

“I think this is a very important recognition of the very close ties between Australia and New Zealand,” Mr Turnbull said following this talks with Mr Key.

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