Moves to enable criminal histories to be checked at transtasman border posts will be discussed in talks in Melbourne between Justice Minister Judith Collins and Australian Attorney-General Nicola Roxon.

The issue flared when expat New Zealander Joel Hohepa Morehu-Barlow was charged with stealing more than A$16 million ($19.77 million) from Queensland Health. Morehu-Barlow was hired in 2005 despite a previous criminal record in New Zealand.