Thirty New Zealand criminals have been booted from Australia and sent home because their visas have been canceled
Dozens of New Zealand criminals are booted from Australia and sent home because their visas have been canceled
- 30 NZ citizens convicted of serious crimes have been kicked out of Australia
- Their crimes included aggravated burglary, robbery and theft
- Accompanied by Australian Border Force officials on charter flights back to NZ
- Visas have been revoked for nearly 3,000 New Zealand citizens in the past six years
A pedophile is one of the last Kiwis to have been convicted of serious criminal offenses, visas revoked and packaging returned home.
The 30 men were deported from Australia last week charter flights departing from Perth, Sydney and Brisbane.
The New Zealand citizens had been convicted of a range of serious criminal activities, including sexual intercourse with a minor between the ages of 10 and 14, domestic violence against minors, assault and drug offenses, aggravated robbery and stalking and intimidation, aggravated breaking and entering, assault and theft.
The footage shows the men being driven by bus to the airport runways before being escorted into the plane in handcuffs by Australian Border Force officials.
Another 30 New Zealand citizens were deported home last week. Pictured is a deportee being escorted by Australian Border Force officials to a special charter flight
The latest deportees come alongside another 30 New Zealand criminals sent home in July.
They include a well-known bikie who was convicted of assaulting a police officer in Queensland.
Other charges included drug possession, violation of domestic violence orders, assault and kidnapping.
The latest deportation operation on August 25-26 underscores ABF’s continued determination to remove non-citizens who pose a threat to the Australian community.
These non-citizens have been convicted of very serious crimes. Non-citizens who do not meet the character requirements and whose visas have been canceled are not entitled to stay in Australia, ”said Field Operations Commander Ben Biddington.
Nearly 3,000 New Zealand citizens have been deported home in the past six years. Pictured is one of the last deportees on Australian soil for the last time
The Australian government is responsible for protecting the community from the risk of harm from foreigners who choose to engage in criminal activity. The majority of the removed persons have their visas revoked under s501 of the Migration Act. ‘
The deportees were sent to a managed isolation facility that opened in July, where they will spend the next two weeks in quarantine.
Almost 3,000 New Zealand citizens have visas revoked under S501 of the Migration Act in the past six years under provisions allowing the Home Secretary to revoke a visa if a person is considered unfit .
They contain Joel Morehu-Barlow, finisheda Tahitian prince fraudster who coaxed $ 16 million from the Queensland government.
He was deported in February after his release from prison.
Ex-Rebels bike president Shane Martin, the father of Richmond AFL superstar Dustin Martin, was deported in 2016 his criminal record, including charges of drug trafficking and assault.
He tried to re-enter Australia earlier this year but was denied entry.
The last deportees (one in the photo) had been convicted of a range of serious criminal activities, including domestic violence against minors, assault and drug offenses, aggravated theft and stalking and intimidation, aggravated burglary, assault and theft
The case sparked tensions between Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern.
“Send back real Kiwis, don’t deport your people and your problems,” she told her Australian colleague and reporters at a tense conference in February.
“You’ve deported more than 2,000 individuals, and among them will be real Kiwis who need to learn the consequences of their actions.”
But among those 2,000 are individuals who are too young to become criminals under our watch, they were too young to become patched gang members, too young to be organized criminals.
‘We will own our people. We ask Australia to stop exporting their products. ‘
Thirty kiwis (one photo) were deported from Australia last week on charter flights from Perth, Sydney and Brisbane