Nation – immigration and banking

On Newshub Nation this morning:

Immigration – Lisa Owen asks Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway about Labour’s plan to reduce immigration by 20-30,000 and what the effect will be on our economy.

Banking – Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr talks about lifting the lid on New Zealand banking practices and which areas concern him most.

9 Comments

  1. Blazer

     /  June 2, 2018

    the economy needs weaning off relying on immigration and housing to increase GDP.
    Productivity in the tradeable sector should be the focus.
    Pandering to the FIIRE economy creates a bubble that must eventually…pop.

  2. David

     /  June 2, 2018

    I am liking this galloway fella, he seems to be the only minister capable of thinking a problem through and coming up with a sensible solution and all without convening a working group to line the pockets of Labours supporters.
    Read his moderate and sensible reforms in Stuff this morning, his aim to stop low value immigration and rorts and protect the wages and conditions of kiwis and give them first crack. Good work.

  3. sorethumb

     /  June 2, 2018

    “International Student Association of Auckland marketing manager Violet Xu says international students sacrifice a lot to come to New Zealand and should keep their work rights.”

    ……………
    No the rights and concerns should be selfishly biased in New Zealander’s favour.
    and

    Unite Union organiser Joe Carolan said the migrant worker sector had felt betrayed by the Government, which had made big promises to clean up the industry, and help those students who had been exploited and then deported, ahead of the election.

    During the election the migrant population were used as “scapegoats” for Auckland’s population issues – something you’d expect from Donald Trump, not left-wing Kiwi politicians, he said.
    ………..
    the globalists have infiltrated trade unions.

    • David

       /  June 2, 2018

      “international students sacrifice a lot to come to New Zealand and should keep their work rights.”

      Weird, I thought they were here to study and gain a recognised qualification, not here as some kind of ‘sacrifice’.

      • Gezza

         /  June 2, 2018

        It goes like this. If they’ve got a recognised NZ qualification at the end of their study, they have a qualification we need. If they’ve got a job, or even better have also had relevant temporary work experience during their studies, those are all things that score points towards resident visas. Plus they speak & understand English – they had to to complete their studies. So – they have everything we’re looking for in a skilled migrant. Ergo, tertiary study in NZ is just an obvious 1st step in an immigration process, either to NZ, or Oz, or Canada, or UK or (shudder, shudder) the US.

  4. sorethumb

     /  June 2, 2018