The battle over employment law changes has made its way to Parliament, with two opposing sides telling politicians they will either be a boon or a bust for the country. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
The Government wants less “combat and conflict” in industrial relations. That could lead it to helping fund an innovative approach being championed by some of New Zealand’s biggest companies. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
In this morning's email we detailed the Government's planned inquiry into abuse of both migrant workers and international students.
The Government is preparing to launch an official inquiry into abuse of migrants and international students, but the possible fixes could force Labour to make some economically uncomfortable choices for the international education industry and many small businesses.
In today's email we looked at Labour's immigration dummy pass, and discuss the likelihood of bipartisan agreement on Ardern's Child Poverty Reduction Bill (amid questions over whether Bill English will be around to come to such an agreement).
After an election campaign stoked by immigration fears from both Labour and New Zealand First, the coalition partner’s stance on the topic appears to be softening. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
The make-up of a working group tasked with coming up with an alternative to the controversial “Hobbit law” has been revealed. Shane Cowlishaw explores whether the screen industry and unions will be able to come up with something that keeps everyone happy, including Peter Jackson.
Small business owners have won a reprieve for 90 day trial periods for new employees under a compromise deal fought for by New Zealand First, Shane Cowlishaw reports.
The 90-day trial is to be restricted following demands from coalition partner New Zealand First.
Immigration New Zealand is struggling under the weight of a massive influx of visa fraud and migrant abuse complaints. Shane Cowlishaw reports.