Simple? No, minister, immigration is complex

Simple? No, minister, immigration is complex
The government needs to recognise that simplification isn’t the solution. (Image: Getty)
Iain MacLeod
As someone with something of a mop of hair in need of a cut, I was interested but not surprised to read before Christmas of the pain being suffered by the Rodney Wayne hairdressing chain.Salons are having to close or severely restrict their hours owing to a shortage of hairdressers. You can add to that restaurants and cafes across the country that cannot get kitchen or front-of-house staff. The list of other industries in the same pickle is endless. Until very recently, the response of our government was calling on employers to &lsquo...

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