With Tony Abbott promising to pump millions into building new infrastructure, more Māori could head across the ditch in search of better money and better lives.
After a tumultuous few months in the Labour Party camp, there were really no surprises when Tony Abbott and the Coalition managed a landslide victory in the Australian Election at the weekend.
But how will Māori residing in Australia fare under the new Government?
According to one political commentator based there, Māori are set to benefit from some of the policies Abbott intends to implement.
It's estimated 140,000 Māori currently live in Australia, and with most of those ineligible to vote, they are left without basic rights.
Ripeka Timutimu has the details