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11:58 am, April 22nd, 2008 - 18 comments
Categories: election 2008, im/migration, national, workers' rights - Tags: election 2008, im/migration, national, workers' rights
Simon Power has hit on the fact that Stats New Zealand produces migration figures every month, and that means every month he gets to report the number of New Zealanders heading for Australia as if a) the number is unprecedented, which it is not b) it’s all the Government’s fault, which it’s not. Not that National ever lets the facts ever get in the way of their ‘New Zealand sucks’ campaign.
Given how much political mileage they’re geting from this issue, it’s only fair to task: what would National do to ease emigration to Australia?
This is really a typical National attack strategy. They snipe and snipe and snipe but have no solution of their own, none at all. If anything, a National government would encourage emigration through increasing the wage gap by weakening employment law, running higher unemployment, and not raising the minimum wage.