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New Zealand First attacks Chinese migration

Posted on 3 Jun at 9 AM Tags: Immigration, Working in New Zealand, Property, Living In New Zealand,

Winston Peters, leader of New Zealand First, has attacked Chinese migration again. This time he is claiming that a policy that allows the parents of Chinese immigrants to join their children will result in superannuation payments of $1 billion.

Speaking at a Grey Power meeting Peters said 50 per cent of family reunifications in the last year had been Chinese. He blamed New Zealand’s immigration policies for being too liberal and the One Child policy in China. Peters added that thousands of Chinese immigrants would be allowed to qualify for national super after 10 years of living in New Zealand even though they may never have worked or paid a cent in tax.

Last week the minister was criticised for blaming Chinese immigrants for turning Auckland into a city of sin.

Peters said it was wrong that people should receive super without contributing to the economy at a time when the government was telling New Zealand citizens that they will have to work for longer before they can retire.

New Zealand First wants to see tax-paying migrants receive 25 per cent of superannuation after 10 years, 50 per cent after 20 years and the full amount only paid out to those who have been in the country for more than 40 years.

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