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Old 18.11.2007, 12:13
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Re: UK Woman too fat to migrate to New Zealand

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Harsh but sort of right, the thinking is along the lines of do we want a drain on our health system? Not very nice but there you go.

Same should apply to smoking, heavy drinkers etc etc. Well if they're going these lines...

Which means I'm pretty shafted.


Oz as part of the application process for entry also ask you for a chest xray for TB, HIV test and a health check from a cert'd Ozzie ok GP in the UK if I remember rightly.
I agree, the door should not be open to everyone like it is in the UK for example, it puts a real strain on the health care resources that are in place for the people who paid for them.

BTW you often hear of Obese folks, heavy smokers/drinkers going to the bottom of waiting lists for things like liver transplants (Unless your name is George Best of course).

While I am ranting I would like to add that IMHO immigrants and asylum seekers alike should be routinely tested for STD's/HIV, TB and Hepetitis. If they fail they should be refused entry. Full stop.
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