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 Post subject: Work Visa and PR
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:43 pm 
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Like Australia, politics is driving the New Zealand government to tighten work visas. Only the highly skilled and wealthy qualify to be residents.
Unfortunately, it does not sufficiently appease or effectively address nationalist concerns. Small businesses are complaining these are jobs locals don't want to do.
When bottomline hurts, employers could tweak the categories and get around the restrictions.
At the end of the day, desperate governments could not hope that quick fixes will solve complex economic problems.
Without investment in education, skilled labour can't fill higher value jobs, and that in turn will slow economic growth.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11841890


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 Post subject: Dog whistle leadership
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:11 pm 
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Actually it's a serious matter, not a joke, as some politicians would like you to believe.

http://www.sbs.com.au/comedy/article/2017/04/19/457-visa-replacement-come-free-dog-whistle


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 Post subject: Re: Work Visa and PR
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:28 am 
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When the world is competing for skilled labor to boost competitiveness, US and Australia are caving in to xenophobia.
Surprising to me is that people of European heritage have been quite cavalier about upgrading to permanent residence in the country where they are currently working.
Instead those from developing countries and those that western governments would put as secondary preference are keen to obtain dual citizenship.
People that western governments welcomed will be inconvenienced and frustrated.
No, it's not effective in filtering out undesirables that the governments are thinking about.


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 Post subject: Re: Work Visa and PR
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:44 am 
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In your quest for skilled labour would you accept (1) Nazis, or (2) Communists, or (3) Islamists as part of the labour force? If not then why are you opening your doors to such infiltration of such Trojan horses?


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 Post subject: Re: Work Visa and PR
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Australia has one of the strictest vetting system for potential migrants. They need to provide no-criminal record report and show that they have a job and pass the Australia knowledge test.
Work visa is strictly for particular types of work and if they do upgrade to residency, the same stringent clearance process applies. Perhaps the main complaint is the language skills but most can blend well as some jobs require dealing with customers.

The concerns are mainly family reunion of siblings, spouses and cousins who marry into the families. This is too generous and relax that uneducated and mafia types have been able to get in.
But not for those bringing in parents to look after the children that would save government child care subsidies and importing au pair.

Another problematic category willing to accept whoever is wealthy regardless of how they got their wealth, whether they speak English at all, or hold dangerous views. No government will sacrifice this fat cow for whatever lofty ideals.

Yet another category are refugees which has been tightened but really offended many human rights supporters.

The recent reaction and so-called remedy for work visa to pander to one opposition segment are actually detrimental to workers, employers and totally useless. It just shows that the government either does not understand economic management and the root of the problems or they are incapable of leveraging against opposition. The weakness of pluralism is trying to govern through small public opinion and ignoring the silent majority and innocent people.


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