Significant Immigration Policy Reforms – “Tweaks” That Will Actually Have a Major Impact (26 April 2017) (New Zealand)

Lane Neave

The Government announcement yesterday on the proposed changes to Immigration New Zealand (INZ) policy may have been interpreted as minor tweaks to resolve some of the recent issues identified in the policy and in some circles not gone far enough to address these perceived problems. However, they are anything but that, and in-fact go a long way towards providing balance to the policy and equalise the labour market that drives these policies.

There is no question these changes are significant. From a New Zealand perspective these changes are very positive and well thought through both in a domestic sense (New Zealanders first), but also in an international context where our policies are competing for the same global talent that other developed countries are looking to attract.

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