Advocacy group for Kiwi deportees from Australia calls for deportations to stop

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Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 3:16PM
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Advocacy group for Kiwi deportees from Australia calls for deportations to stop

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 3:16PM

In a Newshub report last night, new figures reveal Australia's crackdown on Kiwi criminals has caused an escalating crime wave in New Zealand.

Since 2015, Australia has sent back over 2000 people and more than half have committed offences since being back in New Zealand.

In total, they've now committed 9000 offences including home invasions, assaults, and child sex crimes, and more than 2000 instances of "dishonesty", like theft.

Filipa Payne is the co-founder of Route 501 - an advocacy group for deportees, and she joined Kerre McIvor on the show this morning.

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