Kent Andrew Garrett, an IT professional also known as Orson Kent, pleaded guilty to 29 charges, including accessing and receiving child abuse materials in 2014.
Some of New Zealand’s newest residents are Australian deportees with experience in trafficking, violence and child sexual abuse.
Despite the constant annoyance of Australia throwing its unwanted residents across the Tasman, a migration expert says New Zealand can’t do much to stop the floods.
More than two dozen criminals were expelled from Australia last week, just two weeks after the deportation of another 28 men, including two with illegal motorcycle gang connections.
One of the new deportees is a pedophile imprisoned for publishing pop star Justin Bieber to trick 12-year-old girls into sending candid photos.
According to News Corp, this is Kent Andrew Garrett, a man from Melbourne, who was about 40 years old.
Australian court documents show that IT specialist Garrett, also known as Orson Kent, pleaded guilty to 29 charges in 2014, including access to and receipt of child abuse materials.
He previously emigrated from New Zealand to open up opportunities in the field of information technology, the newspaper The Age reported.
Most of the new deportees are known as 501, after the abolition of visas due to a failed character test under section 501 of the Australian Migration Act.
Migration expert Professor Paul Spunley said that the deportation of criminals born in Kiwi saved the Australian authorities a lot of money.
But New Zealand society and transstasman relations have paid the price.
Spunley of Massi University said 501 years often lived in Australia for many years and came to New Zealand without support networks.
Sometimes the only networks were criminal fraternities.
“Australia exports its criminals as well as its gangs to New Zealand,” Spunley said.
“Then we get Comanchero and others that are starting to appear in New Zealand.”
“New Zealand governments have tried to persuade the Australian government to take a different position, and it has failed.”
Until 2001, citizens of New Zealand in Australia on special visas could access social security and obtain Australian citizenship without becoming permanent residents.
“Different attitudes towards New Zealanders began in 2001, and then, of course, the 501s really added to the resentment,” Spunley said.
“This is both disappointing and a major threat to bilateral relations.”
But he said that apart from attempts at diplomacy or persuasion, it is difficult to avoid the return of unwanted convicts to Australia.
“All countries have the right to deport citizens of other countries if they have committed criminal offenses, but the numbers here are significant.”
In just two years until March 2018, more than 1,000 people were deported.
The deportations stopped without a pandemic, with several 501 flights made to Auckland this year.
A spokeswoman for the managed isolation and quarantine said that since mid-July, the deportees’ flights had arrived with the deportees, who had completed their two-week isolation at a special center in Auckland.
The agency does not say which place was used, but it is known that about 501 years stopped at the Ramada on Auckland Federal St.
The agency reported that more than 75,000 returnees had passed through MIQ facilities and only a small number had been deported.
It was not immediately clear when the next loading of the deportees would take place through the ground.