April 5, 2020
  • 5:53 pm Joe Biden to address impeachment and Trump-Ukraine whistleblower call , live stream
  • 5:53 pm President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address and the Democratic response (FULL LIVE STREAM)
  • 5:53 pm Video – Need help? Call Blue Card Services!
  • 5:53 pm Temple University Student’s Viral Tik Tok Video Calling North Philadelphia ‘The Ghetto’ Causes Outra
  • 4:52 pm @TorontoPolice News Conference Re: Homicide #54/2016 Jarryl Hagley, 17 | Fri Oct 21st, 1pm
Jacinda Ardern blasts Scott Morrison over Australia’s deportation policy


Friendships aren’t just reaffirmed
in times of tragedy, they must stand up to the test of
politics, too. And in the face of politics, the New Zealand
and Australia relationship is being tested. We appreciate that many Kiwis
have taken up the opportunity to live and work in Australia, many more
than has happened in reverse. Now, not every Kiwi migrant will be perfect,
but evidence shows that the vast majority are providing a net benefit to Australia. They earn more. They are more likely to be employed and
they pay more tax than their Aussie born counterparts. They are Australia’s best migrants. Australia is well within its rights to deport
individuals who break your laws. New Zealand does the same, but we
have a simple request: send back Kiwis, genuine Kiwis. Do not deport your people and
your problems. I respect the positions that are put
forward by prime minister Ardern, but in our government’s view,
that is not in Australia’s national interest to not deport non-citizens who have
committed crimes in Australia. As I stressed, we deport non-citizens,
New Zealanders who come here. People were born in New Zealand that
have the opportunity to become citizens, to become residents and then become
citizens as countries nationals come here from all around the world. I absolutely agree with prime minister
Morrison that our relationship is based on respect. And we do have a respectful
relationship and that adds strength to it. But a value that New Zealanders also
share with Australians are notions of fairness. We have a cohort of individuals in Australia
who have grown up believing they are Australians who consider
themselves Australians, because that is not being determined
by a piece of paper, but by their experience in this country. And for some, it will be a shock to find
themselves deported to a country they do not know as their own.

Robin Kshlerin

RELATED ARTICLES

100 COMMENTS

  1. Guardian News Posted on February 28, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Jacinda Ardern lashes Scott Morrison for 'testing' friendship over deportations to New Zealand ► https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/feb/28/jacinda-ardern-lashes-scott-morrison-for-testing-friendship-over-deportations-to-new-zealand

    Reply
  2. Claire Pitchers Posted on February 28, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Isn't Julian Assange an Australian Citizen? But they won't give him special treatment, he gets left out to dry.

    Reply
  3. SwingTheDoor Posted on February 28, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    What part of non citizen does Ardern not understand? These criminals are being sent back to their own country. She must be as thick as a brick.

    Reply
  4. Fraser Wood Posted on February 28, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Let's deport Jacinda to Australia

    Reply
  5. OnePalProductions Posted on February 28, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    I would let Kylie Minogue do anything to me.

    Reply
  6. RR Extra Posted on February 28, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Actors reading scripts

    Reply
  7. simon clarke Posted on February 28, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Strange how right wing the west has become as if it was choreographed

    Reply
  8. UKtrains1 Posted on February 28, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    If they can’t be bothered becoming Australian citizens and commit a crime then they are classed as a NZ citizen, simple, no matter how long they have been living in Australia, what part of this can’t Ahearn understand ?

    Reply
  9. WildwoodCastle Posted on February 28, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Can't stand this woman…

    Reply
  10. The Paladin Posted on February 28, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Idk why but i have the biggest crush on Jacinda lol

    Reply
  11. The Dog Runner Posted on February 28, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Blast? Lol. Guardian staff are such betas.

    Reply
  12. thebeyegee Posted on February 28, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    if you moved here to Australia at 2-10 years old even though you were born in New Zealand, earned wealth & bought a house here then you're basically Australian. But they'll deport you to a country you're not aware of if you commit crimes. You wouldn't know anyone at all and you would be homeless, What kind of a life is that to deport someone to? Extremely unfair

    Reply
  13. Ben Beasant Posted on February 28, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Thought she loves immigrants and open borders. Maybe not so woke after all!

    Reply
  14. Tsvetko Stefanov Posted on February 28, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Ok if you are on a student visa for more then 15 years in Australia and define yourself as an Australian can you stay in for the rest of your life? Of course not!

    Reply
  15. Daniel Glencross Posted on February 28, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    We don't want your rapists.

    Reply
  16. Ragnar Lothbrok Posted on February 28, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Lol the person who is literally importing people with problems is criticizing someone for exporting people with problems. You can’t make this up.

    Reply
  17. Jen Nicholson Gold Coast Vocalist Posted on February 28, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Scomo missed the point again. Most of us have no pathway to citizenship so we can't just go get it

    Reply
  18. Proper Gander Posted on February 28, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Am I the only one who is freaked out by her teeth?
    Her grill looks about as busted as Mr. Burns’s from the Simpsons!

    Reply
  19. Proper Gander Posted on February 28, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    1:50
    Aight, lemme just go to Australia on a tourist visa and start identifying as Australian then during my 2 week stay!

    Reply
  20. Kyliewar Hoog Posted on February 28, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Get your bulldogs off the front fence, Scott…Australia is too harsh

    Reply
  21. Daniel Storm Posted on February 28, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    A fantastic example of using emotion and fear vs. using rationale and reason. Nothing to add.

    Reply
  22. Black Rose Posted on February 28, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Arden is the guardians poster girl for sure. Lets be honest no one gives a toss about New Zealand but she sure gets some press in this paper

    Reply
  23. Don Hesh Posted on February 28, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    NZ election is coming. Real life house of cards.. She waited 4 years to talk about this before few months to the election. Also, ScotMo trying to get some points from Australian. Well scripted, credit to political writers.

    Reply
  24. John Online Posted on February 28, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    If Alanis Morissette was a transgender with AIDS…

    Reply
  25. shape shifter Posted on February 28, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    When did mr Ed become prime minister of New Zealand

    Reply
  26. shape shifter Posted on February 28, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    This woman has a screw loose

    Reply
  27. Lord Polish Posted on February 28, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    the fact people are trying to defind ardern is hilarious…

    Reply
  28. madgoldnz Posted on February 28, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    She's always harping on about "Kiwi values" as a justification for any idea she has that doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
    It's embarrassing, and she doesn't speak on behalf of me, or many other NZ citizens when she pulls that card.

    Reply
  29. Mark Shaw Posted on February 29, 2020 at 12:35 am

    Piss off horse teeth.

    Reply
  30. preemz Posted on February 29, 2020 at 1:00 am

    It's pretty simple really. Don't break the law

    Reply
  31. Namus Motorola Posted on February 29, 2020 at 1:31 am

    There seems to be an effort to create an intentional online viciousness against ardern, pretty much independent of what she is actually discussing. Most indicative of having a relation to her coming election.

    Reply
  32. Frank Posted on February 29, 2020 at 1:44 am

    She's got more courage than any Australian LOL

    Reply
  33. Joe VAN DIJK Posted on February 29, 2020 at 2:04 am

    What a complete and utter braindead leader. Surely she would check the laws of the country she is trying to bag. The world knows that Australian Law does not allow the deporting from the country of australian CITIZENS. Nothing but a tough no nonsense elction stance for NZ voters. But only to look like a fool.

    Reply
  34. Kaneidare Posted on February 29, 2020 at 2:41 am

    No apology for NZ PM regarding their NZ criminals

    Reply
  35. Pat Kelly Posted on February 29, 2020 at 3:17 am

    What did she say . This is the worse accent I have ever heard. Best immigrants I don't think so. They are basically bludgers that sit on manly beach on welfare . Lol

    Reply
  36. John Tiffault Posted on February 29, 2020 at 3:37 am

    The new zealand hillary. 🤣😂😅

    Reply
  37. caleb collier Posted on February 29, 2020 at 3:50 am

    When can the natives of both countries start deportation of non natives

    Reply
  38. caleb collier Posted on February 29, 2020 at 4:01 am

    This sucks you foreigners who’s ancestors committed crimes over the natives now have offspring making up rules to send you back to your country of origin for committing crimes. So most of white Australia and New Zealand shouldn’t actually be in those countries. Hence your ancestors were never sent home.

    Reply
  39. makeone2 Flatturf Posted on February 29, 2020 at 4:05 am

    the System in Australia Force people to become criminals people do anything to make money if they cant get a job they need to feed their familys the System its a Setup to put people in jail simple as that cost of living is a bloody joke people work hard just to get bye and pay their bills nowa Days we need loans just to go pay our bills and they dont wanna take Responability for all the Drama they Course people to do its the the Bs system they Force us to be like Robots work and die while they live it up

    Reply
  40. Rob Newburn Posted on February 29, 2020 at 5:08 am

    Sorry Jacinta, it won’t be a shock as this policy’s been in place for quite some time and everybody knows the rules. Take your own criminals home.

    Reply
  41. StarStart Vids Posted on February 29, 2020 at 5:18 am

    Wow.. she is running on emotional politics!👎🏻

    Reply
  42. unpaid troll Posted on February 29, 2020 at 5:24 am

    what a vile woman.
    hopefully i guessed its preferred gender

    Reply
  43. Di Tee Posted on February 29, 2020 at 6:11 am

    Had the privilege of living in Aussie geez had a son born there didn't break the law met some life long friends if you choose to break the law not just in Aussie but any other country expect to do the time then deported back to your country of birth.
    Jacinda doesn't speak for all is kiwis think she's dreaming to demand such a thing from Scott Morrison as he has enough of his own citizens breaking the law over there. Sit down Jacinda!

    Reply
  44. Manuel Delgado Posted on February 29, 2020 at 6:37 am

    Hey jacinda. We aussie dont want that terrorist. Please dont deport him

    Reply
  45. Chemo Boy Posted on February 29, 2020 at 6:55 am

    Everyone should import their criminals to Australia.

    Reply
  46. Mikhail Gorbachev Posted on February 29, 2020 at 7:00 am

    If you ask me we don't deport enough kiwis!

    Reply
  47. Mikhail Gorbachev Posted on February 29, 2020 at 7:03 am

    We don't deport "Our people" or "Our problems"! We deport criminals back to their home countries! Your people! Your problem Jacinda!

    Reply
  48. Cosmic Particles Posted on February 29, 2020 at 7:16 am

    I would like to see her in Guantanamo.

    Reply
  49. Hi! my name's Nick Posted on February 29, 2020 at 7:16 am

    We were friends?!?

    Reply
  50. EH Posted on February 29, 2020 at 8:18 am

    If you are not an Australian citizen and you commit a crime you will be deported. If you don't want to be deported then don't commit a crime and you should want to become an Australian citizen.

    Reply
  51. Tom C. Posted on February 29, 2020 at 8:49 am

    Send Jacinda back to New Zealand ASAP!

    Reply
  52. Tom C. Posted on February 29, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Close the border to kiwis,NOW!

    Reply
  53. Cole A Posted on February 29, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Lot of triggered Australians in the comment section, lol.

    Reply
  54. Adam Richardson Posted on February 29, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Someone went to state for debating…
    Pull rank Morrison! Show Australia's foreign state the full arsenal of the Australian Military.
    I have $100 that says we have more tomahawk missiles.

    Reply
  55. Jo Co Posted on February 29, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Foreigners who prove to be terrible neighbors need to go

    Reply
  56. Roy Green Posted on February 29, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Ignore her posturing Mr Morrison, Australians agree with your policies.

    Reply
  57. Will Challenge Posted on February 29, 2020 at 11:23 am

    That is a matter for closed doors. A stunt like that is never going to gain favour with Australian citizens.

    Reply
  58. Todd Parker Posted on February 29, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Lefty poster girl preaches to Australia PM to boost NZ votes…

    Reply
  59. dano gamez Posted on February 29, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    So we should deport those thugs they are your problem

    Reply
  60. StAnthony Posted on February 29, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Ardern is a moralising amateur. From a legal point of view its immaterial if you "feel" Australian. This type of emotivistic leadership and argumentation seriously undermines the argument for female leadeship in politics—completely embarrassing.

    Reply
  61. Slut Hunter Posted on February 29, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Oh here we go. She's complaining about Australia deporting criminals whom are New Zealand citizens but "identify" as Australian. Just because a person identifies in a certain way, doesn't necessarily mean that they are that thing.

    Reply
  62. Aeon Mall Posted on February 29, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Clueless and hopeless. Ardern needs help. Lots of help.

    Reply
  63. Ra Pra Posted on February 29, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    NZ can stop taking deported criminals.its Australias White policy in action again.liberals are the Australian racists party.

    Reply
  64. able adelaide Posted on February 29, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Ardern is a commy dog. deport HER before she infects our citizens with her toxic ideology

    Reply
  65. John Howden Posted on February 29, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    She’s made a valid point

    Reply
  66. John Howden Posted on February 29, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Lol look at all the racists and haters now

    Reply
  67. Phill Power Posted on February 29, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Too many kiwis here already. What net benefit do kiwis bring here? I don't see any except the bogan types who clog up our roads and offer nothing to this country.

    Reply
  68. M1MEDIA Films & Photography Posted on February 29, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    If they identify as Australian citizens why didn't they take the opportunity to become Australian citizens? Perhaps Australia should stop the Visa upon arrival and treat kiwis like any other foreign national. This would resolve the issue and perhaps stop the kiwi mass migration to Australia.

    Reply
  69. The Preposterich Posted on February 29, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    The amount of xenophobia from the average Australian in the comments section here is just astounding. I've lived in Oz for the past 6 years (and worked full-time since I got here) and I find myself defending Australians from people saying that they're racist, ignorant ,and as blindly patriotic as Americans.
    After seeing the vitriol displayed here, I'm going to find it a lot harder to do.

    Reply
  70. Jasper Horace Posted on February 29, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    And like so much else this woman says, it will achieve absolutely nothing. Ardern still doesn’t seem to realise there is a connection between saying and doing, if you want to achieve some of the promises made in 2017.

    Reply
  71. Indiekiwi Posted on February 29, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    The NZ election is coming and Winston Peters (NZ first) won’t be able to stop New Zealanders getting the government they want this time.

    Reply
  72. Aye Hayche Posted on February 29, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Never had a productive job in her life and former President of the International Union of Socialist Youth. It should be no surprise to anyone that she's useless.

    Reply
  73. Reuel T Posted on February 29, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Maybe Australia should deport ALL NZ citizens instead of just NZ criminals.
    New Zealand's prime minister is unmarried, yet was pregnant and went on maternity leave.

    Reply
  74. Jim Martin Posted on February 29, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Where does this thing get off telling us how to run a country.
    You promised 10,000 affordable houses in 10 years, and you've
    delivered 470 in 2.
    If you're done nothing wrong you are able to stay in Australian, take our jobs, earn some coin. Better than most country's will let you do.

    Reply
  75. Harry Forbes Posted on February 29, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    So, Jacinda, if the Aussie that slaughtered all those people ever gets out of gaol will he be deported or will he be free to go on your country's welfare. I may be "reading" this wrong but I believe your policy should allow the Aussie government to refuse to have him back….you sure your citizens would agree?……I don't think so……..

    Reply
  76. The Yeti Posted on March 1, 2020 at 12:34 am

    "Australia is well within your rights to deport New Zealand citizens who break your laws, New Zealand does the same" That's the only part of your speech you got right Jacinda. Now sit down and SHUT UP!

    Reply
  77. The Yeti Posted on March 1, 2020 at 12:37 am

    I'm a Kiwi who's lived in Aussie more than 10 years. So Jacinda Ardern declares me "a non-genuine Kiwi" and says I shouldn't be allowed back into NZ. Time for Kiwis to declare her "a non-genuine Prime Minister" and not allow her back into Parliament

    Reply
  78. Dan McKae Posted on March 1, 2020 at 12:49 am

    This display of Ardern's 'strength' could only be more pathetic if she pulled out her trusty headscarf for another bit of political mileage!

    Reply
  79. Matrix end Mano Posted on March 1, 2020 at 1:29 am

    Isn't Julian Assange an Australian Citizen? But they won't give him special treatment, he gets left out to dry

    Reply
  80. punit mahajan Posted on March 1, 2020 at 2:32 am

    Send criminals back ASAP irrespective of where they came from. . This women is crazy

    Reply
  81. George Diez Posted on March 1, 2020 at 2:58 am

    What is wrong with her lips?

    Reply
  82. vampire11 Posted on March 1, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Who is she coming from a nowhere, insignificant little group of islands, to be dictating to Australia. You are in no different position than and other countries around the world. If your people come over here and commit crimes, then you are to be treated the same way. Deportation. There should be more of it.

    Reply
  83. Matai Bay Posted on March 1, 2020 at 5:53 am

    Jacinda Hypocrite

    Reply
  84. RushiesBoots Posted on March 1, 2020 at 7:59 am

    So if you've lived in Australia for 20 or 30 years you're no longer a Kiwi.
    But if you put a hand on a woman's knee decades ago, it's still sexual assault.

    Reply
  85. Mike Locken Posted on March 1, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Thats one ugly horse.

    Reply
  86. Mikhail Gorbachev Posted on March 1, 2020 at 11:22 am

    New Zealand doesn't get to decide who gets to stay in Australia Jacinda!

    Reply
  87. Stefan Uttam Posted on March 1, 2020 at 11:42 am

    I don’t even know how she was elected

    Reply
  88. Andi Cee Posted on March 1, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Where does she blast or lashes Scott Morrison? Ohh… It's the Guardian no wonder it's click-bait

    Reply
  89. Christopher Menezes Posted on March 1, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    The sooner the Newzealanders get rid of this shallow useless PM who is a sold out shameless globalist, the better. She has decimated the demographics of NZ.

    Reply
  90. Sujeet Bhagat Posted on March 1, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Jacinda Ardern was owned by Scott Morisson…😆

    Reply
  91. Matthew Aislabie Posted on March 1, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Go on NZ vote her in again… I dare you.

    Reply
  92. Brian Posted on March 1, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    You ever notice how “going to a country they’ve never known” is only a problem when having to return to their original country and never when going to a better one?

    Reply
  93. JeromesMedia Posted on March 1, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    She is amazing! Righteous.

    Reply
  94. Wone Motie Posted on March 1, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Get this thing a bale of hay.

    Reply
  95. nothing human Posted on March 1, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Sending people back to their birth place, after growing up from the age of one or two in another country is just flogging responsibility. The society they grew up in created the monster so it's should be that countries problems

    Reply
  96. Good Listener Posted on March 1, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    That was all about politics people!!
    Scotts just try’n to make up his lost time, when NSW was in 🔥🔥🔥 while he was in Hawaii 🌺 having a great time.
    Wake up Aussies and don’t get easily fooled by Morrison.

    Reply
  97. Roland Becker Posted on March 2, 2020 at 4:21 am

    Joke right ? Define Citizen… versus 'Genuine Kiwis' ? 🙂
    Funk the paper… true 'Liberal' Thinking !

    Reply
  98. hepster1958 Posted on March 2, 2020 at 5:07 am

    The vacuous Kiwi PM
    Is a self-absorbed left-winger gem
    And it's quite rude of course
    To say she looks like a horse
    An opinion which I would condemn

    Reply
  99. John Grygus Posted on March 2, 2020 at 5:48 am

    Sick to death of politicians thinking they are endowed with infinite intelligence, lecturing the public on everything…..as though everyone has to subscribe to their point of view & opinions…..especially leftist, feminist, socialist leaders. STFU Ardern.

    Reply
LEAVE A COMMENT