The Australian MP who wants New Zealand immigration to the Lucky Country stopped in its tracks, insists it's not an anti-kiwi thing.
Labor's Kelvin Thomson says there's a global population issue and it's placing pressure on food, water, energy and resources.
That's why he wants the trans-Tasman immigration agreement re-negotiated, and the number of people arriving in Australia linked to the number of departures.
"My view is that Australia needs to get it population house in order, and that you can't do that if you have an open door policy."
However the MP admits he doesn't have a lot of support for it.
"It hasn't been picked up by my party or the opposition party or the Greens I noticed that there's a party called the Stable Population party."