The possibility of free movement between Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom

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In the aftermath of Brexit, CANZUK International has proposed establishing freedom of movement between the countries of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom (CANZUK).

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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