Policy

Government turns sights on immigration policy

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 03 May 2021

The government wants a rethink on immigration settings.
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 03 May 2021
The government is formally opening a new front in its economic reform agenda, inviting the Productivity Commission to report on how to skew immigration policy away from settings that encourage New Zealand firms to hire low-skilled migrant workers.Today’s announcement by the finance and immigration ministers, Grant Robertson and Kris Faafoi, build on the trend during the covid-19 border closures for the government to encourage the employment of New Zealanders rather than giving special exemptions for migrant workers to fill in-demand jobs....

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