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Essential Skills Work Visa Policy Changes

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From: Samuel Mills

Dear Iain Lees-Galloway,

We seek the release of any information related to the Essential Skills Work Visa Policy changes, of particular interest are:

Any documents or correspondence from the Minister of Immigration reporting back to Cabinet on the outcomes of the consultation and any changes to the proposals and any implementation plan including the financial implications of the proposals.

We also seek any documents or correspondence from the Minister of Immigration, the Minister of Education, the Minister for Social Development and Minister of Employment on proposals to support domestic labour market outcomes by aligning the education/skills, welfare, and immigration systems at a regional level.

Relevant documents or correspondence between the Minister of Immigration and Immigration New Zealand would also be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Sam

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From: I Lees-Galloway (MIN)
Iain Lees-Galloway

On behalf of Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Minister of Immigration, Minister for
ACC and Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety thank you for your
email. Please consider this email as an acknowledgement.

Thank you for taking the time to write and please be assured that your
comments will be read by the Minister. However, there may be no further
response to you.

Kind regards,

Office of Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

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From: I Lees-Galloway (MIN)
Iain Lees-Galloway

Good Afternoon,

We acknowledge receipt of your official information request dated 13 June 2019 for,

We seek the release of any information related to the Essential Skills Work Visa Policy changes, of particular interest are:
Any documents or correspondence from the Minister of Immigration reporting back to Cabinet on the outcomes of the consultation and any changes to the proposals and any implementation plan including the financial implications of the proposals.
We also seek any documents or correspondence from the Minister of Immigration, the Minister of Education, the Minister for Social Development and Minister of Employment on proposals to support domestic labour market outcomes by aligning the education/skills, welfare, and immigration systems at a regional level.
Relevant documents or correspondence between the Minister of Immigration and Immigration New Zealand would also be appreciated.

We received your request on 13 June 2019. We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than being 20 working days after the day your request was received.

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Yours Sincerely

Office Hon Iain Lees-Galloway
Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety
Minister of Immigration
Minister for ACC
Deputy Leader of the House | MP for Palmerston North
P: 64 (4) 817 8713
Authorised by Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Wellington

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