Read them both – much of what is in the E&C policy is equally as open to interpretation or just plain “open ended”. One that is pretty clear is this one however,
Rights to take and use water are available only to New Zealand people (citizens and permanent residents) and New Zealand owned companies, and must not be alienated to overseas persons or interests whether directly or indirectly.
I do wonder just how many current water take permits are held by majority shareholders from offshore. Bet it’s huge. One assumes that specific legislation would be needed to revoke all permits nationally and then a new application process would need to be run. Suspect it would run contrary to a number of FTAs as well.
It does concern me that they run so many ‘pie in the sky’ policies that if/when in coalition they never have to be accountable for.
At the moment it is predominantly necessary in order to fill positions in low paid sectors of our workforce – as was demonstrated when National tried to use wages as a proxy for skills (i.e., it was plain to see we were mainly importing for low wage positions across a number of sectors in what were classified as low skill migrants);
"The revised salary threshold is more realistic for migrant workers to go from a lower-skilled role to a mid-skilled role with training and more experience, and will be more workable in the regions."
Immigration is not really necessary, rather it is convenient/expedient.
A self-fulfilling prophecy . . . .we need immigrants because Kiwis don’t have the necessaries.
But that is simply popular myth - it isn't the case at all. Rather in the main the immigration policy has been deliberately set such that we are able to import labour that we can exploit;
The fact that the Labour Inspectorate has been wholly inadequate to police this is another deliberate government policy - much like the Mining Inspectorate in the lead up to Pike River.
The real issue is that NZ is bad for immigrants.
We have no proper immigration policy – instead we have an exploitation and education trafficking policy;
And many, many more similar stories - it's been known for years - and the National Government is complicit in respect of the exploitation.
This poll which claims to include both landline and mobile has the Greens at 9% which is a whole lot different than 4%.
That said I dislike news reporting of polls - herd mentality and all that.
Which is perhaps one of the reasons the Electoral Commission recommended threshold changes?
Some astonishing stats from the US;
Oh for goodness sake;
New 'wrap around' services policy - fine the parents and send the kids away.
Also: Katharine – ZeroHedge!? Argh!
I hear you :-)... lol.
Also, I hope Trump actually stuns us all and actually listens to the experts. He's the one that established the commission.