Election 2020 - Party Policies - Immigration

Election 2020 - Party Policies - Immigration

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The three parties with the longest experience of immigration have no policies for immigration! Rather surprising since immigration has significant effects on so many other areas such as housing, productivity, infrastructure, worker exploitation, low wages, health, education, etc. After the last 25 years surely some lessons have been learned by the parties that set our immigration controls in the past. So if the last elections policies are now dumped are we about to see a change of direction by Labour and National and NZF?

https://www.top.org.nz/smarter_immigration_policy
Immigration is important to New Zealand’s development – the fact that around 25% of our workforce wasn’t born here is testimony to that. Migrants can be beneficial to an economy, particularly if they are highly skilled. Used properly, immigration will help underwrite economic growth and prosperity, and help us manage the pressures of an ageing population.