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March 1, 2024

New Zealand's immigration policy under the first 100 days of a new government discussed

New Zealand’s current government was formed in late 2023 by coalition between the National Party and minor parties. This coalition government is yet to articulate a comprehensive immigration policy. The direction of this policy will be steered by the recommendations of the significant review of the Accredited Employer Work Visa program (AEWV) released at the end of February 2024. The review was initiated by the previous government to address serious concerns about the integrity of the program and migrant worker exploitation.

A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.

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