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Major bureaucratic flaws in New Zealand’s immigration system

Leading Auckland immigration lawyer Aaron Martin knows from extensive experience with clients exactly where the frustrations and incompetencies of the current process lie. He has some suggestions for the new Government about where its focus should be when it comes to immigration.

The Labour Party election campaign focused on positive messages. So I eagerly looked forward to an equally positive message from the new Minister of Immigration. But in an article on the Newsroom website on 1 December the Minister started on a negative: the immigration system was broken and required more money to catch those who try to shaft it.

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Government announces changes to immigration laws

Quick outline of the changes:

  • Two remuneration thresholds are being introduced.
  • One remuneration threshold will be set at the New Zealand median income of $48,859 a year for jobs that are currently considered skilled.
  • The other threshold will be set at 1.5 times the New Zealand median income of $73,299 a year for jobs that are not currently considered skilled but are well paid.
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NZ voted happiest and most prosperous country on earth…

Recently the Legatum Institute, a London based research institute has released its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world.

The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considers much more than that in its ranking.

The organisation compared 104 variables to come up with its list.

These variables include traditional indicators like per-capita gross domestic product and the number of people in full-time work. But they also include more interesting figures such as the number of secure internet servers a country has, and how well-rested people feel on a day-to-day basis.

Read more: http://www.afr.com/news/economy/the-25-richest-healthiest-happiest-most-advanced-countries-in-the-world-20161106-gsjc0i#ixzz4Shs25hxk