Immigration Changes

April 20, 2017 Denise Roche 0

You can tell its election year. Yesterday the government announced yet another series of changes to Immigration policy. As per usual the announcement from the Read More

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Another National Government failure: 90 day work trials

June 21, 2016 Denise Roche 2

On Friday last week, the Treasury released a report by MOTU economic consultants into the effectiveness of the controversial 90-day work trial legislation. The report found that there was “no evidence that the policy affected the number of hires by firms on average, either overall or into employment that lasted beyond the trial period” – which is what National said it would do. It also had no effect on the number of “disadvantaged jobseekers” being hired. In short, 90-day trials have failed to do what National said they would do.