As many as a thousand kiwis living in Australia could be deported back to Aotearoa. 200 are currently being held in detention centres across Australia, after a policy change last December sort to detain and deport non-Australians who have incurred a prison sentence of a year or more.
Many Kiwis affected left New Zealand as toddlers, haven't been back and have no connections here. The Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he won't budge - so what happens now?
To discuss this further our presenter Billie-Jo Hohepa-Ropiha is joined by Māori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox and University of Auckland Law Lecturer Kylee Quince.