There have been many discussions in the past few months about relations between Australia and New Zealand – New Zealanders' rights in Australia and the processing of criminals prompting the conversation.
It is a complex issue but one Australia Senator has a very simple solution.
Ian Macdonald believes New Zealand should merge with Australia to become the seventh and eighth states, which would allow people to travel between the two countries and benefit from social security without any problems.
Story explores what it would be like if New Zealand became a part of Australia.
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