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Changes to post-study work rights will help ensure international students coming to New Zealand gain in-demand skills for our economic growth, incentivise study in the regions and help reduce the risk of student exploitation, Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said today.

The global fight against people smuggling and human trafficking will be more effective when governments and businesses combine their powers, continuing the momentum of the Government Business Forum at the Bali Process, says Minister of Immigration Iain Lees-Galloway.

The Government is proud to support ACC’s partnership with Pasifika experts Le Va on a groundbreaking $5.9 million, five-year campaign to help eliminate family and sexual violence, and suicidal behaviour among Pasifika young people in New Zealand, say ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway and Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio.

More New Zealand families with newborns can enjoy more time to bond with their babies – and get more money in their pockets too, says the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway.

The Government is proposing changes to make it easier for the building and construction industry to employ workers from overseas and help build the houses and infrastructure that New Zealand desperately needs, says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway

Plans to strengthen border security by requiring most airline and cruise passengers to provide better information before leaving their home country have been released for consultation by Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

The Government’s work on establishing Fair Pay Agreements, helping design a collective bargaining system to lift wages and productivity in New Zealand, will be led by former Prime Minister the Rt Hon Jim Bolger, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Proposals to change student post-study work rights announced today will help eliminate migrant exploitation and make sure that migrants granted residency contribute the skills that New Zealand needs, says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

A taskforce that brings business, workers and Government together has been established to recommend changes to the Holidays Act 2003, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Falls, sports, and vehicle accidents are the leading causes of traumatic injuries among the 161 people covered by the New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Registry’s first report, says ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Survivors of sexual abuse will receive much-needed support with increased funding for sexual abuse assessment and treatment services, ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announced today.

New funding to increase the number of labour inspectors will improve the handling of increasingly complex and demanding cases, says Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway.

The Coalition Government is making a significant investment in immigration services to better detect exploitation of migrants and continue to improve visa processing, says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.
Increased capacity at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre, additional resources for asylum and protection claims, and housing support for quota refugees highlight New Zealand’s humanitarian values, says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

The Accident Compensation Amendment Bill, which has passed first reading in Parliament today, will provide greater support to New Zealand families and working superannuitants, says the Minister for ACC Iain Lees-Galloway.

The Government’s draft strategy for improving the health and safety of New Zealand workers over the next 10 years has been released, with submissions now being called for, says Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway.

Around 164,000 Kiwi workers and their families will be better off following the increase in the Minimum Wage that takes effect from 1 April, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Young New Zealanders will soon be able to set their sights on Portugal to live, work and play.

The Government will consider recommendations to make it easier for New Zealanders to lodge pay equity claims, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway and Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter announced today.

It's a great pleasure to be here today talking to you for what is my first major immigration-related speech since I became Minister in October.

The Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway today announced the establishment of a Film Industry Working Group, facilitated by Linda Clark, to find a fit-for purpose way to restore workers’ rights in the screen industry.

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has today announced the four community-based organisations who will be the first in New Zealand to sponsor refugees planned to arrive here by June 2018 under a ground-breaking new approach.

The Government has taken an important step toward creating a high-performing economy that delivers good jobs, decent work conditions and fair wages with a new Bill to amend the Employment Relations Act 2000, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway, and Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, are reconvening the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles as the next step in pay equity for New Zealand women.