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Chances of Catching Crooked Bosses Remote

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:01:49 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

National’s new legislation against employers exploiting migrant workers is a limp response to a major problem and simply political window-dressing, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

New sanctions useful but much more needed

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:36:56 +1300 | Mike Treen

The new sanctions involving banning employers temporarily from sponsoring visas to import labour to New Zealand is a useful, but very small step, given the scale of the migrant labour exploitation that exists in New ZealandMore >>

Clampdown on Rogue Employers Good First Step!

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:39:19 +1300 | Human Trafficking Research Coalition

The Human Trafficking Research Coalition is pleased at the new clampdown on rouge employers who exploit migrants announced by Minister Woodhouse this morning, and believes this is a step in the right direction. More >>

Clampdown on rogue employers

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:36:59 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has today announced new measures to stop employers who breach immigration and employment law from recruiting migrant workers. More >>

The State of the World’s Human Rights 2016/17

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:40:08 +1300 | Amnesty International

Today Amnesty International releases its yearly report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, which delivers a comprehensive analysis of human rights across 159 countries, including New Zealand. The global picture highlights politicians wielding ...More >>

Report 2016/17: The State of the World’s Human Rights

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:24:47 +1300 | Amnesty International

Today Amnesty International releases its yearly report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, whichdelivers a comprehensive analysis of human rights across 159 countries, including New Zealand. The global picture highlights politicians wielding a toxic, ...More >>

Pence at Dachau: Not Merely Hypocritical

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:45:28 +1300 | Tikkun

I don’t usually begin a commentary this way, but – as a queer person and as a Jew who lost multiple family members to murder during the German Holocaust, I feel so furious that I am having difficulty finding the words.More >>

Making Social Connections!

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:15:38 +1300 | The Exchange Collaborative

* The Exchange Collaborative will be holding an event on Monday 27 February, as part of an initiative that aims to improve social connection amongst women of migrant and refugee backgrounds.More >>

Short reprieve for nine Indian students

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:27:52 +1300 | Green Party

Short reprieve for nine Indian students A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, ...More >>

Vigil for murdered asylum seeker coincides with Aus PM visit

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:51:51 +1300 | Doing Our Bit

Dozens of Wellingtonians held a vigil outside the Australian High Commission on Friday to mark the third anniversary of the murder of Reza Berati. More >>

The Institute of Refuge in Art

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:13:33 +1300 | St Vincent de Paul Wellington

Occupying the cultural metropolis of Newtown, we are a system for Refugee advocacy through discussion and the transformation of discarded artwork. More >>

Wintec launches OET for int'l healthcare professionals

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:36:11 +1300 | Wintec

Wintec is now an official testing venue for an English language test designed to support healthcare professionals in gaining professional registration and employment. More >>

NZ artist develops stronger ties in Asia with new exhibition

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:30:40 +1300 | Lisa Chandler

A new year, a new artist collective, and a new international exhibition for New Zealand artist Lisa Chandler. Chandler has been developing a presence in Asia, and in particular Singapore over the last four years and her latest exhibition is with the new international ...More >>

NZ likely to face a skilled labour crisis

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:58:22 +1300 | New Zealand Immigration Law

In 2017 by all accounts business in New Zealand is booming. HSBC bank’s chief economist Paul Bloxham says our economy is currently "firing on all cylinders" and expects it to expand 3 percent in 2017, following 3.2 percent growth in 2016.More >>

Appointment of the new Board Chair & Deputy Chair

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:36:23 +1300 | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Wellington - ChangeMakers Refugee Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Ibrahim Omer as our new Board Chair. Ibrahim takes over from Mozhdeh Wafa, who has now stepped down as Chair to take on the role of Operations Manager for the organisation.More >>

Communist League candidate in Mt Albert by-election

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:30:45 +1300 | Communist League

The Communist League is standing Patrick Brown as its candidate in the February 25 by-election for Member of Parliament in Mt Albert. More >>

PM Expects Big Influx of Migrant Workers

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:13:05 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The Prime Minister confirmed today thousands of immigrant workers will flood into Auckland on to building sites, says New Zealand First. More >>

Film to Shed Light on World’s Largest Refugee Camp

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:40:22 +1300 | Life is My Movie

New Documentary Film to Shed Light on Human Stories Inside the World’s Largest Refugee Camp More >>

Church Leaders Concern About Deportation of Indian Students

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:30:05 +1300 | Joint Press Release

As leaders in our 3 Churches we wish to publicly state our concern about the proposed deportation of several students from India for falsification of their visa papers. We do not believe they intended to deceive the NZ government in this way.More >>

Elam celebrates Chinese cultural connections

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 11:47:03 +1300 | University of Auckland

The links between artists in New Zealand and China are the inspiration behind artworks created as part of this year’s Auckland Lantern Festival. More >>

 

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