Rationale for not letting unvaccinated healthcare workers back and giving away 10k/migrant instead

Jai Ganesh made this Official Information request to Andrew Little

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From: Jai Ganesh

Dear Andrew Little,

What is the rationale for not allowing existing NZ healthcare workers who were forced out of their roles leading to increased pressure on the health system back to their jobs and instead handing out 10k to overseas workers?

Have you reviewed the Pfizer safety trials yourself? If so, then what's the justification and if not, why not? https://phmpt.org/pfizers-documents/

Given that the vaccinated still catch, transmit and make up the majority of those in hospital it seems silly to not take care of those that have dedicated themselves to NZ'ers and instead trying to attract migrants. Pretty sure inflation and relatively high prices in NZ would negate the 10k boost and drive the country into further debt.

Yours faithfully,

Jai Ganesh

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Andrew Little

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From: A Little Office (MIN)
Andrew Little

Kia Ora

Thank for your email received on 1 August 2022 regarding Rationale for not letting unvaccinated healthcare workers back and giving away 10k/migrant instead.

The office believes your request is best responded to outside of the OIA process as Ministerial correspondence. As such, you can expect a response from this office in due course.

Maria Sykes
Private Secretary (Health) to Hon Andrew Little MP
DDI +64 4 817 9169 | Mobile +64 21 749 282 | Email [email address]

Office of Hon Andrew Little MP, Minister of Health, Lead Coordination Minister for the Government's Response to The Royal Commission's Report into the Terrorist Attack on the Christchurch Mosques, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Minister Responsible for the NZSIS, Minister Responsible for the GCSB, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry
Reception +64 4 817 8707 | Ministerial Email [Andrew Little request email] | Web beehive.govt.nz | Postal Freepost Parliament, Private Bag 18 041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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From: A Little Office (MIN)
Andrew Little

Kia ora Jai

On behalf of Hon Andrew Little MP, Minister of Health, thank you for your email of 1 August 2022 regarding Rationale for not letting unvaccinated healthcare workers back and giving away 10k/migrant instead.

The Minister has asked his officials to advise him on this matter and will respond in due course.

Ngâ mihi

Office of Hon Andrew Little MP
Reception +64 4 817 8707 | Ministerial Email [Andrew Little request email] | Web beehive.govt.nz | Postal Freepost Parliament, Private Bag 18 041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

Office of Hon Andrew Little MP, Minister of Health, Lead Coordination Minister for the Government’s Response to The Royal Commission’s Report into the Terrorist Attack on the Christchurch Mosques, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Minister Responsible for the NZSIS, Minister Responsible for the GCSB, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry
Reception +64 4 817 8707 | Ministerial Email [Andrew Little request email] | Web beehive.govt.nz | Postal Freepost Parliament, Private Bag 18 041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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Authorised by Hon Andrew Little MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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