Business group: Better to hear something than nothing on immigration reset

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 14 Jul 2021, 8:16AM
Finance Minister Grant Robertson. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Finance Minister Grant Robertson. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Business group: Better to hear something than nothing on immigration reset

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 14 Jul 2021, 8:16AM

A business group is welcoming a reassurance from the Government, that its immigration reset won't be extreme.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has told members of the Trans-Tasman Business Circle that businesses need to reduce their reliance on low-skilled migrant workers.

But he's accepted there is a skills shortage, and has revealed the Government is working on a roadmap to ease border restrictions.

Business Circle General Manager Sharron Lloyd told Mike Hosking  while it wasn't what everyone wanted to hear, it was better to hear something than nothing.

“What was important is that he was there to have the conversation, he acknowledged that he hears us and he hears the uncertainty, and that uncertainty produces implications for business."

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