Peters: No Job, No Immigration

Peters: No job, no immigration

October 16. 2008

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters delivered a tough new stance on immigration on Thursday.

During a Grey Power meeting in Nelson, Peters revealed his controversial 'no job, no immigration' stance, as he once again targets immigration in a bid to keep his political career alive.

Peters wants immigrant numbers slashed back from 45,000 to 10,000 in order to stop foreigners competing for jobs with New Zealanders.

Peters also outlined his intention to allow only immediate family members of immigrants into the country for family reunification. He also wants to implement an education policy to teach the Kiwi way of life.

The second part of Peters' speech focussed on the elderly, where he promised to increase superannuation by over $70 a week for married couples and $40 a week for singles.

Labour leader Helen Clark had Peters as her Foreign Minister, but she says she doesn't agree with him on this one.

“It has been his bread and butter, but from the Labour Party point of view, it's so important that we have an inclusive, welcoming and accepting society,” she says.

Source: Newstalk ZB