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New Zealand Convicts Human Trafficker

September 16, 2016 New Zealand Finance

????.jpgFor the first time ever New Zealand has convicted a person for human trafficking.

On September 15th New Zealand saw the first conviction handed out for the charge of human trafficking.

A Papatoetoe man, Foraz Ali, was convicted of trafficking 15 Fijian nationals to New Zealand to subject them to work for minimal pay and under poor conditions.

Each of the victims was told by Foraz Ali that for a fee of NZD 4 000 they would receive employment in New Zealand paying as much as NZD 900 per week.

However, upon arrival into the country, the workers found that they would ultimately be paid only NZD 100 per week.

Further, the workers were not granted any valid work visas, and, instead, were granted 1 month visitor visas.

Foraz Ali is scheduled to be sentenced in October.

In New Zealand the charge ...

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More Visas Granted for Low-Skill Jobs

July 5, 2016 New Zealand Finance

Come Fly with MeNew data suggests that since 2010 more migrants have been approved to work in low-skilled jobs in New Zealand, while the proportion of high-skilled workers being approved has dropped.

Recent modelling completed by the New Zealand immigration adviser AMG Immigration indicates that over the last 5 years a greater number of temporary work visas have been granted to low-skilled jobs.

Over the course of the 2015-16 year high-skilled jobs accounted for 68 percent of all Essential Skills visas approved in New Zealand, however, in 2010-11 such jobs made up 73 percent of all approvals.

Further, in 2010, top-tier applications made up the biggest proportion of approved visas, representing approximately 33 percent of all approved Essential Skills visas, but in 2015-16 the proportion had dropped to 23...

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