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Posted 19 November 2015 - 03:53 PM

If they are as squeaky clean as they claim to be they should not need any assistance from http://www.workandin...ncome/news.html

If they are like the average criminal they will be getting a better deal and care than those they have harmed along the way.

Deportee flight arrives in Auckland

Gia Garrick ,
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Thursday, 19 November 2015, 11:22AM

http://www.newstalkz...uckland/UPDATED 2.36PM: A chartered flight carrying 12 deportees from Australia has touched down in Auckland.

All of them have spent time at the Christmas Island detention centre. Most have appealed Australia's decision to deport them for their crimes but decided to appeal from New Zealand.

The deportees were seen wearing handcuffs as they left the plane. They were met by Police and Corrections staff before being processed.

Jason Branks is one who flew in today with 11 others on a charter paid for by the Australian Government.

"We've basically been through finger prints, photos taken, everything to do with the security, they asked about my background and stuff."

Corrections Northern Commissioner Jeannette Burns reports the deportees will be treated exactly the same as anyone leaving prison here.

"We've worked very closely with our Police and MSD [Ministry of Social Development] to make sure these offenders settle into the community in the best way possible," she said.

None of the deportees are in custody.

Labour Party MP Kelvin Davis,
who travelled to Christmas Island to meet some of the deportees, will also help with the processing.

He said what happens from here is crucial.

"If they're not helped to go down to WINZ and be on the track to getting jobs, my fear is that they may have to fall back on crime to get by. That's going to create more New Zealand victims."

Parliament passed legislation under urgency this week to ensure offenders deported back to New Zealand could be put under similar supervision conditions as parole for New Zealand prisoners.

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