Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Not The Type Of Immigrant New Zealand Needs

Not The Type Of Immigrant New Zealand Needs – Peters

“The latest imprisonment for serious fraud of Mr Bejay Nandan alias Vijay Nandan, Birjay Nand, Vijay Nand, Bijay Prasade and Vijay Prasade, by a Wellington District Court Judge last Friday, for fraud, highlights the failure of the Immigration Service and Immigration Minister, Lianne Dalziel, to come to grips with her responsibilities,” claimed Rt Hon Winston Peters, New Zealand First Leader and Member of Tauranga.

“For the last two years I have been asking the Minister to intervene and send this character back to Fiji from where he hails, as his appalling record of offending, indicates he is totally unsuitable to be living in New Zealand.”

“He entered New Zealand under somewhat vague circumstances with a number of offences recorded in Fiji and was not sent home after being found guilty of shoplifting in New Zealand and has gone on to rip-off a large number of decent New Zealanders with his endless fraudulent activities”, said Mr Peters.

“The number of small business owners, building supply companies and private individuals allegedly defrauded of significant sums through dishonesty and cheating, requires the Minister of Immigration to carry out her responsibilities to ensure he cannot continue offending, after his release from prison.”

“Given that the Minister of Immigration said in December 2000, in answer to a question I put to her in Parliament; “I balance the nature of the conviction and all relevant circumstances including the public interest” when determining if an individual should remain in New Zealand, how many more New Zealanders must she see ripped off before she does what New Zealanders expect her to do, “ questioned Mr Peters.

“New Zealanders deserve to be protected from the antics of habitual criminals who prey on the innocent and desperate among us through fraudulent trickery and deceit. Those holding limited residency in New Zealand, who repeatedly offend in such a serious manner, have no right to stay on in our country,” concluded Mr Peters.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news