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The Government is extending the border exception criteria to enable some offshore victims and support people of the Christchurch mosque attacks to attend the sentencing of the accused beginning on 24 August 2020, says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Recognised Seasonal Employers and migrant seasonal workers stranded in New Zealand will be able to continue working and supporting themselves with more flexible hours and roles, says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

The Government is making immediate short-term changes to visa settings to support temporary migrants already onshore in New Zealand and their employers, while also ensuring New Zealanders needing work are prioritised, Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says.

  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

The Government is maintaining current levy rates for the next 2 years, as part of a set of changes to help ease the financial pressures of COVID-19 providing certainty for businesses and New Zealanders, ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says.

  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

The Government’s increase to paid parental leave kicks in today with another 4 weeks taking New Zealand up to a full 6 months (26 weeks, up from 22 weeks) leave for new parents, and the maximum weekly payment will increase by $20pw, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says.

  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Protections for workers who are employees of one employer but working under the direction of another business or organisation have come into force, closing a gap in legislation that made the personal grievance process inaccessible for some workers, says Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

ACC’s Non-Earners’ Account gets a boost both for now and for the future with recent shift to ensure it keeps up with demand, ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says.

  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

The Government is supporting fair and safe workplaces as more and more New Zealanders get back to work in Level 1.

  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

The Government is proud to play our part in international humanitarian work to provide support and protection to refugees, and celebrate the contributions our refugee community makes on World Refugee Day today says Minister of Immigration Iain Lees-Galloway.

  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Today the Government is taking the next steps to safely help reunite New Zealand families, and support economic recovery without increasing the risk of COVID-19, say Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Hon Iain Lees-Galloway Diary release May 2020

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  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Ministerial diary April 2020

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  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Parliament has today passed legislation to ensure that the Government can respond quickly, appropriately and efficiently to immigration issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

A Bill to temporarily amend immigration legislation to support the quick and efficient management of visa changes during COVID-19 is being introduced to Parliament tomorrow.

  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Workers at higher risk from COVID-19 are being supported through an expansion of the COVID-19 leave support scheme ahead of the move to Alert Level 3, say Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway and Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni.

Ministerial diary March 2020

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  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Essential workers who take leave from work to comply with public health guidance are being supported with a leave scheme to ensure they will continue to receive income, say the Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway and Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni.

The Government is ensuring supermarkets can open on Easter Sunday so we can buy groceries, but stay closed on Good Friday allowing workers to take a break.

  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Travel restrictions, closing our border to almost all travelers came into force from 23:59 on Thursday 19 March 2020 (NZDT).

  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Ministerial dairy February 2020

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  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

All New Zealanders need to have their voices heard at work to ensure we have an inclusive and productive economy.

  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Ministerial diary January 2020

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  • Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

“As we enter the new decade, my thoughts are with the families, friends and communities of the 353 people who lost their lives in road crashes last year.