If the Australian Labor Party wins the federal election on May 18, the resettlement of asylum-seekers to New Zealand could be just one of many changes to affect Kiwis, particularly those living across the ditch.

Talks to resettle 150 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru could begin shortly after the result, if it goes Labor's way.

The party has also pledged to champion the rights of 650,000 New Zealanders living in Australia.

Despite some being long-term residents, raising children there and paying taxes, Kiwis in Australia get less in the way of government assistance than their Aussie counterparts.

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