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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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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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Pause for Thought – the Akbari Deportation Case

Earlier this week the NZ Herald uncovered the story of Sultan Ali Abdul Ali Akbari who had the threat of deportation suspended by Immigration New Zealand, even though he had committed multiple crimes of sexual assault.  The writer has to … 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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Why Should Americans Move to New Zealand?

Maybe the shock of the recent Presidential election has worn off enough now for people to give serious thought to cutting their ties with the US.  Some US nationals living in New Zealand said that they were thinking about taking up New … Continue reading

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Job titles for Immigration Applications – What’s in a Name?

Shakespeare said, ‘A Rose by any other name, would smell as sweet.’ (There is even an IELTS question on it!) And employers have been known to ‘promote’ a person to a ‘new’ position, to avoid increasing pay. In immigration, the … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking and The Iceberg

The media has in the last week made much of the first human trafficking convictions in NZ. The article quotes well known immigration lawyer Richard Small as stating that the case is just ‘the tip of the iceberg’. In another … Continue reading

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