Over the weekend the Green Party moved its migration policy closer to New Zealand First's and more in tune with Labour's talk of tightening migration by announcing a novel policy of targeting migration in a variable way that would result in 1% population growth.
My apologies for a later than usual email this morning as I am travelling. I chaired a session at the Commission for Financial Capability-OECD Global Symposium on Financial Education where Paul Goldsmith and Diane Maxwell spoke, among others.
The Government announced a significant tightening of its migration settings yesterday, moving to increase the skill levels of new permanent residents, suspend applications from parents and toughen the English language requirements. It is also reviewing temporary work visas and student visas, along with the work testing around those visas.