TVNZ reports: quote:
A homeless man who died alone on the streets of Auckland is understood to have been kicked out of Australia just months before his death.
The Australian Border Force will not confirm his deportation for privacy reasons and New Zealand immigration authorities said they did not hold any information.
But those who knew Gregory Cameron, 57, said Australian Immigration dumped him at Auckland Airport with nothing. end quote.
Once they have boarded the plane, Australia has no further responsibility for deportees to New Zealand. But, in this government of kindness, why is there no state help for people who have recently been sent back here, many of whom have no family or support base in New Zealand? quote:
Police confirmed they attended a sudden death of a 57-year-old man on Tangihua Street on Monday night.
Other homeless people in the area said Mr Cameron had not been living on the street for long and he died of pneumonia. end quote.
Other homeless people? Why are there any homeless people in New Zealand at all?
If you are wondering why I am asking that question, then you need to cast your mind back to May this year.
An extreme far left newspaper (article published 4 May 2018) reports: quote:
The New Zealand government has promised to get the country’s homeless population off the streets and into shelter in time for winter.
In a joint announcement on Friday, housing minister Phil Twyford and prime minister Jacinda Ardern announced a NZ$100m emergency housing package to tackle the ballooning problem. An estimated 40,000 people live in cars, tents and garages amid a chronic housing shortage in the nation of 4.7 million people.
“We’re pulling out all the stops to support people in need and urgently increase housing supply this winter,” said housing minister Phil Twyford.
New Zealand has the highest rates of homelessness in the OECD, with more than 40,000 people living on the streets, in emergency housing or in substandard conditions. Per capita New Zealand’s homeless population is almost twice as bad as Australia, which is placed third on the list.
More than half of New Zealand’s homeless population live in Auckland but it is also growing in smaller cities such as Rotorua, Tauranga, Queenstown and Wellington.
“We’ve really made a plea today, any marae, any seasonal housing that might be available, please contact us, we’ll work alongside you,” said Ardern. end quote.
I see that this policy has worked out well for Greg Cameron, hasn’t it?
This government is a total disgrace. They make these noble announcements, the media praises them incessantly, then they walk away from the cameras and forget all about it. Because the media fawns over them all the time and writes nothing but fluff pieces, nobody ever bothers to do any investigations into whether or not they actually bother to keep their promises. Clearly they have failed miserably on this one.
This is the government that is supposed to be bringing kindness back but the project to rehouse the homeless had to be put in hold because Jacinda needed a PR group to follow her around New York at the taxpayers’ expense. Oh, and she needed a private plane to fly her to Nauru because she was breastfeeding. You can see what her priorities are and, in spite of what they say, looking after the homeless is clearly not one of them.