The National government is giving up and turning their backs on thousands of young Kiwis who are desperate to get a job and future in their own country in favour of migrants.
We have 139,000 Kiwis who don’t have a job; we have 91,000 young Kiwis who are not in education, training or employment and yet next to nothing is being done to sort out these problems.
Instead of helping young Kiwis, the government allows thousands of migrants to pour into the country at a rate that will one day put New Zealand in the Guinness Book of Records. The immigration rate in NZ, as a percentage of the population, is much higher than that of any other Western country.
Instead of sorting out work problems for thousands of Kiwis the government is using migrants to drive down working conditions and artificially inflate GDP growth figures.
National is allowing a corrupt international education industry to thrive even though it is used by many overseas students as a ticket to residence – it has nothing to do with education.
The government perpetuates the myth the country needs skilled labour but most of the new arrivals work in low-skilled, low-paid occupations.
In the March 2017 year there has been yet another record annual net gain of 71,900 migrants. Month after month, year after year we have seen record numbers of migrants entering New Zealand. In the year to June 2016 New Zealand’s population grew by 97,300 (2.1 percent) which was the largest annual increase on record.
It is time to stop trying to make New Zealand crowded and full of people for no economic benefit.
If National’s Members of Parliament really do not like New Zealand workers – whom they have often called lazy or drug users – or New Zealand’s space and beautiful nature – perhaps, they can let people who care about New Zealand (rather than their own pockets) govern our nation.