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Employers Who Exploit Workers Should Face Effective Consequences, Says Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 18:01:34 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

EEO Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo has called for effective consequences for worker exploitation, and remedies for impacted workers. Dr Sumeo was responding to today’s release of the review report into administration of the Accredited Employer ...More >>

Minister Accepts Findings Of AEWV Scheme Review

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:54:35 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Erica Stanford has received the findings of the Assurance Review of the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) Scheme released today by the Public Service Commission. “The report highlights serious issues, and I am disappointed that appropriate ...More >>

Govt Must Regulate To Protect Migrant Workers On Work Visas From Exploitation

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:17:30 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The NZ Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi is calling on Government to regulate greater protections for migrant workers including decoupling work visas from single employers, and for a comprehensive review into the policy settings of the Accredited ...More >>

A Copper’s Skewed Logic: Politicising Palestinian Visas

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 17:45:48 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

If only we could say that Peter Dutton, Australia’s federal opposition leader and curator of bigoted leanings, was unusual in assuming that granting humanitarian visas to Palestinians might be problematic. But both he, and his skew-eyed spokesman ...More >>

On Tomorrow, And The Spirit Of Moana Jackson

Mon, 5 Feb 2024 10:34:39 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Since ACT is sponsoring the Treaty Principles Bill, it is understandable that David Seymour should be catching most of the flak being generated by the Bill. National, by contrast, is offering soothing reassurances that the Bill will be allowed to progress ...More >>

E Tū Union Advocates For Exploited Migrant Workers Amidst Growing Employment Uncertainty

Fri, 2 Feb 2024 14:42:51 +1300 | E tu

E tū, New Zealand's largest private sector union, is voicing strong support for migrant workers in the security industry facing exploitation and unfair treatment. This advocacy comes amid growing concerns about the vulnerability of workers, exacerbated ...More >>

More Than Half Of Children Fleeing To Europe Face Danger On Their Journeys, Survey Finds

Fri, 26 Jan 2024 19:32:11 +1300 | Save The Children

More than half of children fleeing into Europe reported feeling in danger on their long journeys from people smugglers, border officials and police, according to a report by Save the Children as EU leaders finalise new pact on migration. The child ...More >>

FIRST Union and Migrante Aotearoa to stage a rally at Deloitte and the Philippine Embassy's Offices

Thu, 18 Jan 2024 17:41:03 +1300 | FIRST Union

FIRST Union and Migrante Aotearoa, A Filipino migrant workers organisation representing 500 workers at ELE, will hold a public gathering outside the offices of Deloitte and the Philippine Embassy, marking the one-month closure of the labour-hire and ...More >>

INZ Celebrates One Million Visa Decisions And More 2023 Achievements

Wed, 17 Jan 2024 11:53:14 +1300 | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is celebrating a number of achievements from 2023, including reaching a milestone of one million visa decisions being made. INZ saw the biggest demand with visitor visas, with the record number of applications submitted ...More >>

Christchurch City Council Creates A Welcoming Community

Tue, 16 Jan 2024 09:59:10 +1300 | New Zealand Immigration

Welcoming Communities – Te Waharoa ki ngā Hapori - is a settlement programme helping local councils and their communities create welcoming and inclusive environments for newcomers. It also benefits New Zealanders returning home or moving from other ...More >>

The Problem of Refugee Camps in the Middle East and North Africa

Sat, 6 Jan 2024 17:50:08 +1300 | Globetrotter

In 2024, 12 percent of “forcibly displaced and stateless people” are expected to be from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, said the United Nations . This displacement will be caused due to war, humanitarian crises, and environmental ...More >>

Migrant Construction Workers Must Not Be Left In Limbo

Wed, 20 Dec 2023 15:25:43 +1300 | First Union

FIRST Union, the union that looks after migrant workers in the construction industry through the Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG), is calling on central Government to intervene in the ELE Group receivership, where around 500 workers with temporary ...More >>

Prime Minister’s First Comments About Immigration “disappointing” And “ill-informed”

Mon, 18 Dec 2023 14:15:45 +1300 | Aaron Martin

Principal immigration Lawyer at New Zealand Immigration Law, Aaron Martin, is “disappointed” what the Prime Minister had to say in his first public comments about immigration. “I thought we were listening to a Labour Party broadcast from the Great Immigration ...More >>

Banished from Pakistan: Islamabad Moves on Afghan Refugees

Sun, 3 Dec 2023 15:17:09 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Across the globe, refugees, always treated as the pox of public policy, continue to feature in news reports describing anguish, despair and persistent persecution. If they are not facing barbed wire barriers in Europe, they are being conveyed, where ...More >>

Hurunui’s Rich Rural Culture A Drawcard For New Migrants

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 13:56:56 +1300 | Hurunui District Council

Hurunui continues to be a strong drawcard for migrants, with 28 new citizens being celebrated at this week’s citizenship awards held at the Waipara Pavilion. Mayor Marie Black says there has been a steady rise in numbers over the years in people ...More >>

Call For National-led Government To End Ableist Immigration Health Standards

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 13:47:19 +1300 | MAASHA

As the National-led Government takes office, Migrants Against the Acceptable Standard of Health Aotearoa (MAASHA) reiterates calls to treat all migrants with dignity and especially to end the discriminatory Acceptable Standard of Health requirements. ...More >>

No Excuse For Not Making Labour And Migration Safe And Fair For Women

Sun, 26 Nov 2023 15:00:23 +1300 | CNS

Female migrant workers, despite contributing a significant share to the economy, face alarming levels of sexual and other forms of gender-based violence and harassment all across the migration cycle. Actions to make labour and migration safe and fair ...More >>

Auckland Bar And Restaurant Owner Arrested In Auckland

Mon, 20 Nov 2023 15:16:25 +1300 | NZ Immigration Service

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) continues to take migrant exploitation cases seriously, and an Auckland bar and restaurant owner is the latest individual to be charged for a migrant exploitation-related offence. On Friday 17 ...More >>

Record Net Migration Loss Of New Zealand Citizens

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 10:49:18 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

There was a record net migration loss of 44,700 New Zealand citizens in the September 2023 year, according to provisional estimates released by Stats NZ today. This net migration loss was made up of 26,400 migrant arrivals and 71,200 migrant departures. ...More >>

Taking The Refugee Hysteria Off Ice

Sun, 5 Nov 2023 15:31:16 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

There are many reasons why Australian foreign policy can be viewed from the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe. For one, it is largely dictated, in terms of security, by the competitive, acquisitive urgings of the United States. Fictional reassurances ...More >>


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