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

 


Pasifika Unemployment at Unacceptable Levels


Asenati Lole-Taylor MP
Spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs
13 November 2012

Pasifika Unemployment at Unacceptable Levels

New Zealand First says unemployment among Pacific Island people has more than doubled under National to a shocking 15.6 per cent – the highest for any single ethnic group.

Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Asenati Lole-Taylor says the latest Household Labour Force Survey makes grim reading for Pacific Island people.

“When National took office in 2008 the unemployment rate of Pacific Island people was 7.3 per cent.

“Today it is sitting at 15.6 per cent despite National’s promise of a brighter future for all New Zealanders.”

Mrs Lole-Taylor says Finance Minister Bill English’s acknowledgement in Parliament today that the unemployment figure is “appalling’’ provides little comfort for the thousands of Pasifika people looking for work.

“This Government is failing the Pasifika population by inflicting significant financial misery on individuals and families through a failure to create anywhere near enough jobs.

“Mr English and the National-led Government would rather give empty condolences to those without jobs instead of taking action to rectify the problem,” says Mrs Lole-Taylor.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The National Leadership “Contest”

Key’s endorsement of English has turned this “contest” into a race for second place.

This succession was well planned. Lets not forget that English was told by Key in September of his intention to resign, and English was the only member of Cabinet entrusted with that information before it was sprung on everyone else on Monday morning. More>>

Latest: Judith Collins has withdrawn from the leadership race, conceding that Bill English has the numbers to win.

 

Education: Charter Schools Misleading Pass Rates

Labour: NCEA results for charter schools have been massively overstated... In one case a school reported a 93.3 per cent pass rate when the facts show only 6.7 per cent of leavers achieved NCEA level two. More>>

ALSO:

Rebstock Report Resolution: SSC Apologises To Derek Leask And Nigel Fyfe

Following a complaint by Mr Leask, the Ombudsman found that the State Services Commission acted unreasonably in relation to Mr Leask and identified numerous deficiencies in the investigation process and in the publication of the final report and in the criticisms it contained of Mr Leask... More>>

ALSO:

International Rankings: Student Results 'Show More Resourcing Needed'

NZEI: New Zealand had only held relatively steady in international rankings in some areas because the average achievement for several other OECD countries had lowered the OECD average -- not because our student achievement has improved. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Salvation Army Report: Beyond The Prison Gate Report

A new Salvation Army report says changes must be made to how prisoners re-enter society for New Zealanders to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Surprise Exit: Gordon Campbell On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news