New Zealand has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Australia to trial reciprocal sharing of criminal history information.
Justice Minister Judith Collins says it's for employment vetting purposes.
The move comes after a case where a New Zealand man allegedly defrauded Queensland Health of $16 million and didn't reveal past convictions here.
The six month trial is part of a wider programme of work supporting border control and law enforcement, consistent with the free movement of people across the Tasman.
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