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IMMIGRATION LEADS INFLATION

Posted on 07 Apr 2002
 Speech by Hon Richard Prebble, Leader ACT New Zealand

Overstayer Numbers Top 20,000

Posted on 03 Apr 2002
Overstayer numbers are at the same level as before the Immigration Minister introduced her  farcical amnesty intended to reduce the figures, ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster revealed today.

Temporary Brain Gain Ending says Webster

Posted on 21 Mar 2002
Latest migration figures indicate the brain drain reversal has ended, and  is poised to start again after a blip caused by September 11, ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

Immigrants Are Not Tested for Diseases

Posted on 17 Mar 2002
Unlike Australia, New Zealand does not test immigrants for a multitude of diseases including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and hepatitis, ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster revealed today. 

Brain Drain Re-Starts After September 11 Scare

Posted on 07 Mar 2002
Latest migration figures back up ACT’s comments that the reduction in the brain drain after September 11 was just a blip, ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

Government Refugee Policies Not Working

Posted on 06 Mar 2002
News that 1800 asylum seekers who’ve been refused refugee status are still living in New Zealand, shows this government’s refugee policies are not working, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

Refugee Underclass is Created by Government

Posted on 06 Mar 2002
Turning down asylum seekers without ensuring they leave New Zealand is pointless, ACT Immigration spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

Government Making Refugee Policy on the Run

Posted on 04 Mar 2002
ACT leader Richard Prebble says he’s concerned the government is continuing to make refugee policy in an ad hoc way while on tour overseas.

Stop Illegal Immigrants, Don't Blame the Employers

Posted on 26 Feb 2002
The Government should be committed to stopping illegal immigrants from entering the country rather than fining employers for unknowingly hiring them, ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

ACT Opposes Selecting Queue Jumpers

Posted on 16 Feb 2002
Helen Clark’s proposal that New Zealand’s refugee quota be filled by people who have queue-jumped the system by travelling by boat to Indonesia, is reckless, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.