10.2.1.10 History of the Agreement with New Zealand
Australia has a long history of social security agreements with New Zealand starting in 1944. Revised Agreements have been implemented in 1949, 1987, 1989, 1995 and 2002.
The current Agreement with New Zealand was signed on 8 December 2016 and commenced on 1 July 2017. This Agreement replaced the previous Agreement with New Zealand which was signed on 28 March 2001 (the 2001 Agreement) and commenced in 2002.
The Agreement with New Zealand is a formal treaty under international law and is included in the SS(IntAgree)Act as Schedule 3.
Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 3 New Zealand