Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Government's Immigration Policy Works


Government's Immigration Policy Works

Citing figures provided by the NZ Association for Migration and Investment that show a net immigration drop to 2,460 over August, down from a monthly average of 3,000, Libertarianz spokesman Stephen Berry says, "The populist immigration tightening has had the obvious effect: it is becoming increasingly difficult to get into the country. As a consequence one of our economic boosters, immigration, is diminishing."

Following the tightening of immigration regulations, the Government maintained a goal of 45,000 new immigrants each year; the current results show that the target will be missed by more than 13,000. Berry wonders, "Why does the Government even think that it has a right to crack down on ''low-quality' immigrants? If there weren't so many taxpayer-funded entitlements encouraging people here to be non-productive, immigration wouldn't be an issue! Even the prejudices of the Winston Peters mob would prove groundless, exposing the racism behind them."

Berry continues, "this government has a history of legislating their own personal prejudices as a higher priority than freedom and economic growth. A prejudice against employers has seen draconian employment legislation passed; a prejudice against private banking saw stolen funds used to create a state bank. Now racial and cultural prejudice will be used to lower our long-term living standards."

Berry finishes by presenting the Libertarianz plan for immigration -"Quite simply, we say that peaceful peoples should be able to cross borders freely!" Berry offers only one caveat to this approach, "As long as the welfare state exists, immigrants must forswear all claims on state welfare."

"Open immigration is a boon, not a drain," concludes Berry. "A country as distant as we are from world markets can only gain from it!"


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Welcoming The Major Health Reforms

Usually “reform” of government agencies is a cost cutting exercise in disguise, but this morning’s revision of the health system looks totally different. These reforms amount to the biggest shake-up of the health system since the neo-liberal reforms of the early 1990s, which have now been completely reversed. Good. The main ingredients announced by Health Minister Andrew Little this morning have included the setting up of a new and truly independent Maori Health Authority... More>>

 

Government: Major Reforms Will Make Healthcare Accessible For All NZers

Putting a greater emphasis on primary healthcare and ensuring fairer access for all New Zealanders are two of the main drivers of health sector reforms announced today by Health Minister Andrew Little. “We are going to put the emphasis squarely ... More>>

ALSO:

Government: Border Exceptions Will See More Families Reunited

Hundreds more families who were separated by the border closure will be reunited under new border exceptions announced today, Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi said. More>>

ALSO:

National: Proposed Hate Speech Laws A Step Too Far

Reports of the Government’s proposed new hate speech laws go a step too far and risk sacrificing the freedoms New Zealanders enjoy, National’s Justice spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “The reforms are supposedly including protections to every ... More>>

ALSO:


PM Ardern And PM Morrison: Commencement Of Two-Way Quarantine-Free Travel Between Australia And New Zealand

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern Commencement of two-way quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand Today, Australia and New Zealand have fulfilled their commitment to establish two-way quarantine free ... More>>

Claire Breen: ACC’s Policy Of Not Covering Birth Injuries Is One More Sign The System Is Overdue For Reform

Claire Breen , University of Waikato Recent media coverage of women not being able to get treatment for birth injuries highlights yet another example of gender bias in healthcare in New Zealand. More>>

Police: Police Accept Findings Of IPCA Report Into Photographs Taken At Checkpoint

Police accept the findings of a report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) relating to photographs taken at a checkpoint in Northland. On November 16, 2019, Police set up a checkpoint down the road from a fight night event in Ruakaka ... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels