Don't let the actions or inaction of the government affect how you see the people and descend into xenophobia
This is funny coming from you - you often defend the utterly ridiculous and selfish choices of voters on the ground of “That’s democracy!”, i.e. the people legitimately chose it under their system. If that is true, why can’t people choose to judge the choices made by Australians in choosing their government? This especially when such government’s policy in this instance cannot be rationally justified (i.e. refusing to provide any support to NZers who are otherwise required to pay the same taxes etc). It’s being rammed through via nothing than a tyranny of the majority. That is immoral and unfair.
Sometimes people just need to get away from nice-sounding one-liners.