Do we need a Referendum on Immigration?

DO WE need a referendum on immigration? That’s a question we need to ask.

On last Sunday’s Q+A, most of the panel and the interviewees seemed to think that New Zealand needed a larger population, built up by immigration. Or that immigration-fuelled growth was, at any rate, inevitable.

Indeed, why shouldn’t New Zealand grow its population and its cities? By the standards of many other countries, we have the room.

And yet, New Zealand has a longstanding habit of failing to make sure that all the necessary…



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Mary Jane Walker

Traveller, journalist, author of 18 books and of 300 blog posts on Medium and on my website