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Deny the Brain Drain Now, Prime Minister

Posted on 13 Feb 2002
 The Prime Minister must explain why she has denied the brain drain for two years, only to have it confirmed by her overseas consultancy firm, ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

Prebble Won't Be Bullied By The PM On Refugee Issue

Posted on 30 Jan 2002
ACT leader Richard Prebble says he won’t be bullied by the Prime Minister’s personal attacks after his criticism of the government’s refugee policy.

NZ's Refugee Policy Needs a Re-Think, Prebble Says

Posted on 28 Jan 2002
The ACT Party is concerned by the Prime Minister’s statement that New Zealand may increase its refugee quota, leader Richard Prebble said today.

Prebble Seeks Answers on People Smuggling Threat

Posted on 17 Jan 2002
ACT leader Richard Prebble has today written to the Prime Minister, raising with her the warnings issued by Australian Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock that New Zealand could be the next target for people smugglers.

Illegal Overstayers Cost Taxpayers Millions

Posted on 19 Nov 2001

Labour’s policy of allowing illegal overstayers to liv

Border Security Inquiry is Necessary

Posted on 29 Oct 2001
ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster today called for an inquiry into whether our border security is sufficient, following claims that stowaways are turning up in New Zealand.

Labour Spin Wrong: Brain Drain Continues

Posted on 07 Oct 2001
Newspaper headlines stating the brain drain has reversed are nonsense, ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

Refugee Brawl Should Have Been Expected

Posted on 01 Oct 2001
The Immigration Service's naivete in dealing with refugees resulted in the brawl at the temporary refugee camp in Whangaparaoa, ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

Lianne Dalziel Tries in Vain to Stop the Brain Drain

Posted on 17 Sep 2001
The Government's announcements on immigration fail to address the key issue of talented New Zealanders leaving the country, ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

What's the Trade-Off, Helen?

Posted on 04 Sep 2001

No one believes the New Zealand government is accepting 150 Afghan refugees out of concern for the Afghans, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.