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Letter to the editor – Bill English admits immigration driving economy

By   /  June 14, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

On 16 June last year, then-Finance Minister, Bill English attributed our growth to “other sectors” of the economy;

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Far Right Think Tank says immigration in NZ is ok

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The NZ Institute, a far right think tank, is desperately trying to keep neoliberal globalisation as NZs default settings. After 30 years of the neoliberal experiment in NZ, the NZ Institute needs to keep the myths and lies alive that the free market is the only market.

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GUEST BLOG: Alan Johnson – Calling our immigration policy for what it is

By   /  October 20, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

The National Government has done a great job at silencing criticism of immigration from the liberal-left. Until recently any mention of concern over the deluge of migrants coming into the country under various guises has been greeted with claims that critics are zenophobic or even racist.

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Greens do massive U-turn on immigration – and why they are right to do so

By   /  October 15, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

The only winners here are the greedy exploitative bosses and a Government needing cheap immigration to keep the economy afloat.

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So now we know why the Government suddenly tightened immigration rules

By   /  October 12, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

…the Government would have known that this was about to break and so rushed around to implement a needlessly vile element of the immigration policy and cut migrants off from their families.

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60% Of Migrants Not On Skill-Shortages List – Why John Key REALLY Wants More Immigration

By   /  September 9, 2016  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  33 Comments

About a month ago, I lodged an Official Information Act request with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The object of my inquiry was to attempt to discover just how many of the people applying for New Zealand Residency were actually on the long-term skill shortages list.

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National and the Reserve Bank – at War!

By   /  July 10, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  35 Comments

Open warfare has broken out between the National regime and the Reserve Bank. Recent media statements indicate that we are seeing an increasingly bitter war-of-words; a battle of wills, taking place over the growing housing crisis.

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