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Key’s Cynical Immigration Rocks on Regardless

Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader

Member of Parliament for Northland
21 SEPTEMBER 2016

Key’s Cynical Immigration Rocks on Regardless

The Key National government have clocked up their 25th month of record immigration as the never-ending tide of mainly low-skilled immigrants continues to swamp the country, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“National are determined to get themselves into the Guinness Book of Records as latest figures from Statistics New Zealand show a net gain of 69,100 in the August year.

“This is economic policy at its most cynical.

“The Key government know their reckless immigration is artificially inflating the economy to make them look good while at the same time ordinary Kiwis must compete for jobs, housing and healthcare, against this constant competition coming from overseas.

“National are using immigration to depress wages and inflate artificial consumption.

“Their claim record numbers of Kiwis are coming back from Australia is also a sham.

“Many of these are foreign nationals who gained permanent resident visas with the intention of using New Zealand as a safety net if they needed it.

“Now the bubble has burst for them in Australia, they are coming back to tap into our welfare system,” Mr Peters says.

ENDS


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