First change to the law introduced by the John Howard government in 2001 was the Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (New Zealand Citizens) Bill 2001.

The brackets ( ) show that this group are  EXCLUDED. Imagine if it said this, (homosexuals), (Asians), (people with dark skin), (people with blonde hair), (elderly) or   (disabled), there would be an absolute uproar. Yet it says (New Zealand Citizens) and nobody bats an eyelid.

To exclude a particular group based on nationality one would think is discrimination but in Australia they have altered their own laws to say discrimination based on immigration is in fact  NOT   discrimination. Therefore, protecting the government from any legal challenges.

In other words, they have created laws to protect themselves from any wrongdoing whatsoever or possible breaches of human and/or civic rights.

Na Erina Anderson

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http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd0001/01bd102

Below are some related articles from that time onwards. There are of course literally hundreds more on the topic.

Transcript between John Howard and Helen Clark 26th February 2001

http://pmtranscripts.dpmc.gov.au/browse.php?did=11978

John Howard stating Australians undervaluing New Zealanders but says how Helen Clarke was helpful...

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/aussies-undervalue-nz-relations-howard-states-the-obvious/story-e6freuy9-1226374541217

John Howard is unapologetic and feels relations are stronger than ever between our two nations.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/8466204/A-great-dividing-range

John Key interview (January 2014)

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/key-doubts-australia-grant-kiwis-more-rights-5810602

Even Pauline Hanson's One Nation agreed it was unfair.

http://www.onenation.com.au/hot-topics/australias-discriminatory-citizenship-laws-against-new-zealanders-must-change

A well written article explaining the problem.

https://newmatilda.com/2013/03/14/new-zealanders-australias-underclass

Greg Rudd (Kevin Rudd's brother) is horrified when he discovers what has actually been happening for New Zealanders in his own country right under his nose.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/08/12/11/07/kevin-rudd-s-brother-lobbies-for-nz-rights

Interview with Greg Rudd by 7 Sharp

http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/citizen-kiwi-in-australia-video-5532774

Susan Wood understands the nature of the relationship and has helped to try and educate Kiwis.

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/shows/breakfast/highlights/mhb-susans-editorial-7oct2013

Transcript of interview between Susan Wood and John Howard, 2013.

http://tvnz.co.nz/q-and-a-news/transcript-john-howard-interview-5379139

Second law change executed by Phillip Ruddock, Immigration Minister, 2001 - note the words used in the brackets (Permanent Resident Status - New Zealand Citizens)

http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2006B00715

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