To the Right Hon. Jacinda Adern and the Hon. Iain Lees-Galloway,
Welcome to Government. I am looking forward to the next 100 days. I am hoping some of rank injustice created by your predecessors will be swept away.
You said your Government will be empathetic. I am hoping you’ll have some empathy for those New Zealanders whose parents have been left in limbo since the National Government’s cancellation of the Parent Category.
Continue reading A letter to the New Zealand Government
With Labour looking to create 100,000 new houses for first home buyers within the next decade, who is going to build these homes? With the building industry already facing a labour shortage and currently filling the skilled positions with overseas workers, who will be left to fill the demand when immigration numbers are cut?
This morning reporter Tom Furley from Radio New Zealand discussed the potentially compromising position the New Zealand Government have put themselves in with their plan to cut immigration numbers.
Continue reading Building boom without a skilled labour force?
New Zealand’s new prime minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to honour Labour’s election promise to cut net migration to 20,000 to 30,000 a year.
She also predicted that New Zealand will be facing an economic slowdown which she plans to prepare for:
Continue reading Immigration net migration numbers will be cut to 30K a year
What Impact will Winston Peters bring to the migrant community?
The results of the election suggest the next year will be very interesting for the migrant community.
As predicted, Winston Peters is kingmaker. For 21 years Peters has pushed an anti-migrant platform, and we can expect that any coalition deal New Zealand First makes – whether with Labour or National – will include some attempt to curtail immigration numbers.
Continue reading What impact will Winston Peters bring to the migrant community?
In a press release this afternoon Labour has confirmed plans to slash immigrant numbers if it comes to power in September.
Leader Andrew Little made the announcement in Auckland – ground zero in New Zealand’s immigration debate – on Monday afternoon.
Continue reading Labour Confirms it will slash immigration numbers if elected this year…