Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand refugee’

2019 NZ Budget: Eyebrow-raising $25m to prevent ‘boat people’

Monday, June 24th, 2019

The Wellbeing Budget contained a surprise immigration initiative, aimed at stopping ‘boat people’. This isn’t a new risk, so Newsroom’s Laura Walters asks why the big boost now? The Government has allocated an extra $25 million over four years to prevent people from being smuggled to New Zealand by boat. It was a surprise new initiative Read more

Door could be opening for Nauru refugees to come to NZ

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

The Australian government has indicated it could accept New Zealand’s offer to take up to 150 refugees, but only if legislation passes Parliament ensuring people sent to offshore detention can never travel to Australia in the future. New Zealand first made the offer in 2013, but the coalition government has not accepted it arguing that Read more