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Motu public policy seminar: Immigration

Newspaper with immigration as the headline
16 June 2022

12.30 - 2pm


Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, Wellington (and via Zoom)

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Who migrates to Aotearoa New Zealand and what skills do they bring? What impact do migrants have on our economy? How can we create an immigration system fit for the future?

Immigration is complex in its causes and effects. It’s a major topic of public and policy debate.

In this seminar, the Productivity Commission will present its recent inquiry on immigration and its final recommendations to the NZ Government on what immigration policy settings would best help Aotearoa New Zealand’s long-term economic growth, productivity and the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

About the Productivity Commission’s immigration inquiry.


Presenters: Philip Stevens and Julian Wood (Productivity Commission)

Discussants: Dr Richard Bedford (University of Waikato), Rachel Simpson (BusinessNZ) and Arthur Grimes (Motu Research)