12 Dec 2023

Former Business NZ boss wants proper govt immigration strategy

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 12 December 2023

The former boss of Business NZ says it's past time for a proper government strategy regarding immigration.

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon says current immigration settings are unsustainable, and position echoed by the Labour Party.

New Zealand had a net gain of nearly 120,000 migrants over the year to September, putting serious pressure on housing and infrastructure.

Iron Duke Partners managing director Phil O'Reilly says immigration settings are now too loose, and he's encouraged by the Prime Minister's comments that an immigration strategy was needed.

O'Reilly spoke to Corin Dann.