Category Archives: Politics

Labour’s Immigration Policy – More Election Rhetoric

Yesterday the New Zealand Labour Party announced its immigration policy in the run-up to the September General Election.  As today’s interviewer on Morning Report picked up on, it appears Labour appears to be lining itself up alongside the xenophobic New … Continue reading

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Stuck between a rock and a hard place

A recent article in the New Zealand Herald made me realise once more how fragile our lives can become. The story of the English woman who can’t work in Australia but can’t leave to go back to the UK will … Continue reading

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Which Way Are We Going To Go On Immigration This Election?

Is it just me, or does the immigration talk in the news seem like it’s about to reach fever pitch? It seems scarcely a day goes by without some talk about the impact of immigration, changes to immigration policy, scandals … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS – Big Visa Changes on Both Sides of the Ditch

Within the space of 24 hours, the Governments of both Australia and New Zealand have announced changes to their immigration policies. They claim to be addressing the needs of their respective labour markets, but there’s probably a bit of political … Continue reading

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Chinese Fugitives in New Zealand – RNZ Interview with Bill Milnes

Is Bill Liu, the Chinese multi-millionaire, a criminal? Why was his citizenship granted by politicians against the advice of the Dep’t of Internal Affairs? In response to an article in the NZ Herald last week, Radio NZ asked us for … Continue reading

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Are School Fees for Migrant Children Coming?

It is no secret that New Zealand and Australia stand together on many issues. Being close neighbours, it is understandable that politics could bleed across the Tasman, but will the NZ Government follow the lead of Australia in charging international student fees … Continue reading

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How the Australian Deportation Regime effects New Zealand

Much has been made by the NZ media and politicians of the Australian decision to inter and deport people imprisoned for at least 12 months for serious crimes.  Unfortunately, our NZ political parties are, as usual, unable to work together … Continue reading

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