If realized, this proposal would see CANZUK citizens all obtaining the right to live, work and study in any CANZUK country.
The framers of this potential agreement have considered the existing Trans- Tasman Travel Arrangement (which allows for the free movement of people between Australia and New Zealand), and free movement between the CANZUK nations is being considered a natural progression of these circumstances.
But while closer collaboration with our traditional allies is important, a proposal to essentially remove borders between CANZUK countries would be unsuited to Australian interests.
As CANZUK International is citing the Trans- Tasman Travel Arrangement, the distinctions between this agreement and a potential free movement framework for CANZUK countries must be addressed.
Australia’s agreement with New Zealand is bilateral: and therefore is much easier to discuss or renegotiate if need be. When 4 countries are involved…
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