Business lobby supports govt backdown on immigration

Sophie Boot
Mon, 24 Jul 2017

By Sophie Boot July 24 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) has come out in favour of the government's possible backtrack on immigration changes. In April, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse unveiled a 'Kiwis first' immigration policy which made it harder for firms to hire overseas, with new restrictions on temporary work visas for anyone earning less than the median wage. The government then planned to categorise high and low-skilled temporary work visas depending on how much a person earns...

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