A cunning way to sneakily bring in to NZ citizens who have arrived since September 1994. 

It was only a matter of time before the Abbott government were going to master their way into the lives of thousands more New Zealanders on their ever so vulnerable Special Category Visa. Soon there'll be no such thing as a Protected Special Category Visa as if people from 2001 weren't enough. So people who have been living in Australia for not up to 13yrs anymore but up to TWENTY YEARS can retrospectively be disadvantaged and penalised by these new laws. 

I must admit, it was clever thinking by the Howard Government to arrange this lucky little visa called the Special Category Visa. But not so lucky for the unlucky Kiwi who came waltzing in on a passport and a prayer. 

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http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2014B00015/Explanatory%20Memorandum/Text