28 Feb 2024

Labour leader on immigration NZ review

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 28 February 2024

A Public Service Commission report found the risk of visa abuse wasn't properly assessed by Immigration New Zealand when settings were loosened by the previous Government, as it sought a boost to its post-Covid workforce.

The outcome was scores of migrants paying for jobs here but being left without work and living in overcrowded conditions.

The report also found cases of staff at Immigration New Zealand being ignored by leadership when they raised concerns about migrant exploitation.

Labour leader Chris Hipkins spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.