The Liberal/National coalition Government in Australia retaining power in last night's election means a return to the status quo for Kiwis living across the Tasman, according to one expert.

The polls had the Liberal/National coalition neck-and-neck with Labor, in the days before the election.

But on the day, the coalition had enough support to form a Government.

OZ Kiwi is a group that represents New Zealanders living in Australia and seeks equitable treatment and access to government services and a smoother path to citizenship.

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Its chairman Tim Gassin said the coalition's victory means any substantial changes that were on the

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