The government has launched an inquiry requesting the Productivity Commission to delve deeper into which immigration policy settings would best help New Zealand’s economic growth, RNZ reports. The investigation includes looking at the effect immigration levels have on the cost of housing, wages, pressure on infrastructure and the natural environment. Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi said there were several pressure points for immigration skills and training, and the Productivity Commission must produce a body of evidence and make recommendations looking at productivity and population growth.
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