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Old Apr 11th 2010, 12:31 pm
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Butting in here from the French forum... but... interesting to see whether
this has any "meat" behind it???

Behold, Newstralia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8612287.stm
New Zealand is talking about whether to become part of Australia.
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Butting in here from the French forum... but... interesting to see whether
this has any "meat" behind it???

Behold, Newstralia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8612287.stm
I'd be well happy. Its the way forward otherwise we will be like the Uk one day. All washed up (in a fiscal sense). We need Oz's wealth and might to help us along. Alas too many kiwis I fear have a 'better be dead than ought to do with Oz' attitude.
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Butting in here from the French forum... but... interesting to see whether
this has any "meat" behind it???

Behold, Newstralia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8612287.stm

New Zealand is talking about whether to become part of Australia.
Shut Up.
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I'd be well happy. Its the way forward otherwise we will be like the Uk one day. All washed up (in a fiscal sense). We need Oz's wealth and might to help us along. Alas too many kiwis I fear have a 'better be dead than ought to do with Oz' attitude.
Ditto

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What about rugby? The all-black wallabies? Not a good sounding name!
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I hear the "Newstralia" sentiment expressed quite a lot in my work environment: usually as a positive thing


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It would be great for New Zealand but bad for OZ. New Zealand would be a drain on the OZ economy, even if New Zealanders want it OZ will never allow it. OZ is the best performing economy in the western world while NZ economy is poor in comparison. NZ would get the benefit of OZ's massive mineral wealth while OZ gets nothing much in return. For OZ It would be like the drain on West Germany after the reunification with dirt poor east Germany. Sorry New Zealand we Aussies don't want you.

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The Kiwi,s wont care they will just go fishing again

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Sorry New Zealand we Aussies don't want you.
no thanks. We prefer not to get involved with you aussies.
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Na the kiwis will never allow it lol......
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It would be great for New Zealand but bad for OZ. New Zealand would be a drain on the OZ economy, even if New Zealanders want it OZ will never allow it. OZ is the best performing economy in the western world while NZ economy is poor in comparison. NZ would get the benefit of OZ's massive mineral wealth while OZ gets nothing much in return. For OZ It would be like the drain on West Germany after the reunification with dirt poor east Germany. Sorry New Zealand we Aussies don't want you.
Actually, the Australian constitution already lists NZ as a member state of the Federation. Australia can not legally stop NZ from joining. A referendum couldnt even do it, as we would have to include NZ in it as well.

If NZ all of a sudden announced they they were joining today, no one in Australia or even the Queen could stop it.

NZ is not a drain anyway, it would be a source for cheaper labour as they earn quite less. You would soon find a lot of Australian companies relocating to Auckland, Christchurch or Welllington to take advantage of lower wages and cheaper real estate.

NZ also has enormous tourism potential, its pretty good at the moment but can be so much more.
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Originally Posted by mohogony View Post
It would be great for New Zealand but bad for OZ. New Zealand would be a drain on the OZ economy, even if New Zealanders want it OZ will never allow it. OZ is the best performing economy in the western world while NZ economy is poor in comparison. NZ would get the benefit of OZ's massive mineral wealth while OZ gets nothing much in return. For OZ It would be like the drain on West Germany after the reunification with dirt poor east Germany. Sorry New Zealand we Aussies don't want you.
Typically arrogant aussie attitude mate

New Zealand could offer a lot to Australia, rainwater for one...

Who says we'd want you lot anyway!
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Typically arrogant aussie attitude mate

New Zealand could offer a lot to Australia, rainwater for one...

Who says we'd want you lot anyway!
Rainwater in New Zealand is usless to OZ becasue it would cost too much and be too difficult to transport to OZ, you would need some sort of massive under ocean pipe, just like the tropical North of OZ has plenty of rainwater bit its too difficult and expensive to move to the south. Anyway the droughts coming to an end now and Victorais buiding a desalination plant.
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Rainwater in New Zealand is usless to OZ becasue it would cost too much and be too difficult to transport to OZ, you would need some sort of massive under ocean pipe, just like the tropical North of OZ has plenty of rainwater bit its too difficult and expensive to move to the south. Anyway the droughts coming to an end now and Victorais buiding a desalination plant.
Ok, well we could provide a sense of humour then perhaps?
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Originally Posted by irnbru14 View Post
Typically arrogant aussie attitude mate

Who says we'd want you lot anyway!
l never said its us you want , its our booming economy and mineral wealth you want.
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