Should Commonwealth nations have a visa-free migration bloc?
Countries like Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the UK share a lot of things – history, politics, and the Commonwealth Games. But could a lot more be shared?
Currently, it’s quite difficult for people to move between and work in these countries, especially those wanting to relocate to the UK.
A recent poll by The Royal Commonwealth Society found that opening up these barriers would be met with great support. As many as 82 per cent of New Zealanders, 75 per cent of Canadians, 70 per cent of Australians and 58 per cent of Brits are in favor of the policy change.
Many young Australians dream of spending a couple of years working in the UK. So what barriers exist and could we soon see these relaxed?
We were joined by Tim Hewish, director of policy and research at the Royal Commonwealth Society to find out more.