Welfare payments and New Zealand migration: myth and reality

Virginia Rapson
There has been much concern about the level of social welfare payments reputedly received by New Zealanders in Australia. Analysis of these payments shows that the recent renegotiation of the Australia and New Zealand Social Security Agreement will shift much of the financial burden to the New Zealand Government. Recent migration patterns show increasing shares of non-New Zealand-born persons and older persons amongst the New Zealand citizens arriving in Australia. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s
doi:10.4225/03/590bf0e8efdc6 fatcat:wlln7rowvnbhfes4ntbzrihdqa