We believe in the citizens of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand benefiting from a freedom of movement initiative, advancing the ever growing cultural, historical, economical and political connections that we already share through our Commonwealth ties.
Because of the unique relationship and socio-economic bonds that the U.K, Canada, Australia and New Zealand share, we believe that each country can benefit from a free movement agreement with each other, similar to the policies of the European Union and the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement (T.T.T.A) between Australia and New Zealand.
We propose that the governments of the aforementioned countries finalise agreements (and inevitably, legislation) which make it possible for citizens to move freely with no restrictions regarding work permits or visa controls.
Through mutual travel agreements and mobility schemes, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand governments can offer valuable economic connections, strengthen political relationships and benefit from cultural and historical traditions, while strengthening trade, investment, military and diplomatic relationships for the future.
Freedom of movement is already a growing global ideology (as seen with the T.T.T.A and the European Union). The U.K, Australia, Canada and New Zealand share the same head of state, the same common-law legal system, the same western culture, the same respect for democracy and even the same language...it is therefore unreasonable for each to not share the same economic, political and cultural benefits that a free movement policy would bring.
We hereby propose this petition to all members of the UK, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand parliaments, and urge them to advocate such freedom of movement principles within their respective governments.
Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation
This petition will be delivered to:
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Canada
Parliament of New Zealand