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

 


NZ Door Swings Wide Open For International Criminals


Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First Leader
15 November 2012

NZ Door Swings Wide Open For International Criminals

New Zealand First says international criminals will flood into the country through the Government’s “special arrangement” for China Southern Airlines’ (CSA) frequent fliers to dodge visa checks.

Rt Hon Winston Peters says Immigration Minister Nathan Guy not only ignored advice from his officials about introducing the scheme which places New Zealand’s border security at serious risk.

“Even the New Zealand Police warn on their website about Asian crime syndicates being involved in extortion, drug trafficking, identity fraud, and people smuggling.

“Over the past couple of months alone there have been police crackdowns on Asian gangs in Spain and Australia engaged in this sort of criminal activity.

“It will be our turn once this outrageous visa fast-track ‘special arrangement’ opens up New Zealand’s borders to criminals who regularly fly with the Chinese Communist Government-owned CSA.”

Mr Peters says it’s clear that Auckland’s Sky City Casino lobbied the New Zealand Government to fast-track CSA frequent fliers into the country.

“It is inconceivable that the Government would listen to Sky City when the Department of Internal Affairs has warned of concerns about money laundering in New Zealand,” says Mr Peters.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news