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"We will not rest until every displaced person returns home"

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 08:21:56 +1200 | Nwaorgu Faustinus

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, has delivered a message of hope, restoration and comfort to Nigerians affected by the insurgency in the North East when he visited one of the several IDP camps in Maiduguri on Wednesday.More >>

Action Needed to Tackle Child Labour Caused by Syrian Crisis

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:30:36 +1200 | UNICEF NZ

Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Child Labour Caused by Syrian Crisis: Save the Children and UNICEF The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour market, and much more needs to ...More >>

Pioneering programme a win-win for New Zealand employers

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 15:57:03 +1200 | PerceptionPR

Declan Clancy: Pioneering programme a win-win for New Zealand employers and Filipino workers One World Resourcing’s Declan Clancy says his company’s exclusive, new health and safety training partnership with Site Safe for Filipino workers about ...More >>

UN agency welcomes EU measures on refugee arrivals

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:00:54 +1200 | UN News

Afghan refugees in front of the abandoned hotel Captain Elias on Kos Island, Greece, where hundreds of refugees and migrants are waiting for their registration. Photo: UNHCR/J. Akkash More >>

Malta / Migrants: UN expert group hails positive moves

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:46:30 +1200 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Malta / Migrants: UN expert group hails positive move on automatic detention, but calls for long-term solutions More >>

Taxation (Land and Offshore Persons Information) Bill

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:37:10 +1200 | Select Committee Office

The chairperson of the Finance and Expenditure Committee is inviting submissions on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Thursday 9 July 2015. More >>

Seasonal Workers Visa Becomes an Immigration Backdoor

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:06:30 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The Rt Hon Winston Peters, New Zealand First Leader and the Member of Parliament for Northland is calling for a review of the Registered Seasonal Workers (RSE) working visa, with a growing number of visa holders obtaining residency on the basis of partnershipMore >>

Korea: Supreme Court Affirms Right to Unionise

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:04:33 +1200 | ITUC

Brussels, 25 June 2015 (ITUC OnLine): In a landmark decision, Korea’s Supreme Court has now ruled that undocumented migrant workers have the right to unionise, eight years after the migrant workers’ trade union MTU first launched its legal action. ...More >>

Dunne Speaks - The right to be a citizen is fundamental

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:19:45 +1200 | Peter Dunne

The right to be a citizen is one of the most fundamental rights we possess. Be it something we acquired because of our birth in this country, or because it was subsequently awarded to us, or whether it be the citizenship of another country, it is an inalienable ...More >>

Foxy Cartoons: Social Services, Refugees

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:49:11 +1200 | Foxy

Foxy Cartoons: Social Services, Refugees Cartoon comment by Foxy @FoxyLustyGrover . Click for big version. Click for big version. More >>

Refugee advocate seeks assurances of evidence-based review

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:05:57 +1200 | Doing Our Bit

Documents obtained under the Official Information Act show the 2013 advice to Cabinet on the refugee quota was based on the preferences of the Prime Minister and did not allow for the relevant Ministers or Immigration officials to put forward a previously ...More >>

Record Migration Paints NZ as ‘Pacific Fool’

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:53:36 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand is fast becoming the world’s ‘Pacific fool’ as immigration continues to soar to another record, says New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters and Member of Parliament for Northland.More >>

Here are the Facts, Prime Minister

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:30:34 +1200 | WagePeaceNZ

The following misinformation was said by the Prime Minister in his interview with Paul Henry this morning, cites Tracey Barnett, founder of the refugee awareness initiative WagePeaceNZ:More >>

Greens challenge John Key to prove refugee intake numbers

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:36:27 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party is challenging John Key to produce a breakdown of numbers for his claim that New Zealand accepts 3000 to 4000 refugees a year, despite Ministry of Immigration numbers showing otherwise. Earlier this month, Green Party MP, Denise ...More >>

Key sees tripled quota of refugees as the right level

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:20:14 +1200 | Doing Our Bit

Interviewed by Paul Henry on RadioLive this morning the Prime Minister said the right level for refugees, once family reunification is considered, was the present level of ‘three or four thousand’ per year.More >>

Minister to host forum for ethnic communities

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:18:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga will hold an evening community forum for residents of north Wellington tomorrow. "The forums will give us opportunities to discuss the issues and challenges facing our ethnic communities," Mr Lotu-Iiga ...More >>

HRC urges NZ to share the peace

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:28:52 +1200 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says New Zealand can help its own citizens and also provide refuge to people escaping violence and war. More >>

Record Refugee Numbers Demand Action

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:28:29 +1200 | Christian World Service

On World Refugee Day Christian World Service is pushing for new action to address unprecedented numbers of refugees. More >>

New Zealanders urged to share the peace

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:40:47 +1200 | Race Relations Commissioner

The Human Rights Commission says New Zealand can help its own citizens and also provide refuge to people escaping violence and war. More >>

Separating Refugee Facts and Fiction

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:58:36 +1200 | WagePeaceNZ

Tracey Barnett, commentator and author of ‘The Quiet War on Asylum,’gives her take on separating fact from fiction in the recent media swirling around potential asylum boat arrivals to New Zealand. More >>


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