Ardern backs down on Partnership Visa change

Ardern backs down on Partnership Visa change

Dileepa Fonseka Wellington, November 7, 2019 An Immigration Lawyer is toasting Shane Jones in a bar, crediting the backlash to his comments with a Government back-down over a controversial immigration change. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has overruled the feelings of her New Zealand First coalition partners by declaring a “racist” partnership visa change will be scrapped. “Immigration New Zealand (INZ) carte blanche…

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Minister told husband, sister about Peters’ Super

Minister told husband, sister about Peters’ Super

Tim Murphy Auckland, November 7, 2019 New details have emerged of who told whom the supposed secret of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ seven-year superannuation overpayment before it was made public. Tim Murphy reports from day three of Peters’ lawsuit against the Crown and National MPs. Former National Minister Anne Tolley told her husband and her sister about Winston…

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Taiwan’s Yushan Forum fosters global partnership

  Taipei, Taiwan, November 6, 2019 Entering its third year, the 2019 Yushan Forum centred on ‘Deepening Progressive Partnerships in Asia,’ was attended by 30 ambassadors and foreign representatives from 22 countries. The theme focused on the efforts from governmental sectors and non-governmental organisations as a way to demonstrate multi-faceted results of collaborations and partnerships, specifically through sessions on people-centred…

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Somehow or the other, all of us are supporting slave trading

Somehow or the other, all of us are supporting slave trading

Tod Cooper Wellington, November 6, 2019 According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in partnership with the Walk Free Foundation and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), there are over 40-million people around the world who remain victims of modern slavery.  Many of them work for you! Some stats from Global Estimate of Modern Slavery; there are over 25-million people in…

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Is New Zealand becoming a plutocracy?

Is New Zealand becoming a plutocracy?

Maria Armoudian and Timothy Kuhner  Wellington, November 6, 2019 We have seen it in the United States — weak campaign finance laws have undermined democracy, transforming the country into a political regime that serves the wealthy above and beyond the rest of its citizens. Poorly regulated campaign contributions, outside expenditures, and lobbyists influence elections and buy access to those who are…

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