Posted on February 24, 2009 by la_ciudadista
TVNZ: Asians suffer discrimination
Asians are regarded as the group most likely to suffer discrimination in New Zealand, according to survey results.
In the poll conducted for the Human Rights Commission by UMR Survey, 74% of respondents said Asian people experienced “a great deal” or “some” discrimination.
Men and children were groups with the lowest level of perceived discrimination at 27%.
The figures are contained in the Race Relations Report’s discrimination chapter, which will be released to the national meeting of the Federation of Ethnic Councils in Auckland on Saturday.
The report, the full version of which will be published next month, also records media reports of racially motivated crime last year.
Among them was the jailing of Hayden Brent McKenzie, 31, for a life term for the killing of Korean backpacker Jae Hyeon Kim near Westport in 2003. Full Article.
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Posted on January 13, 2009 by la_ciudadista
NZ Herald: Nurses want minister to axe language test
By Lincoln Tan
Frustrated overseas-trained nurses want the Minister of Health to review the new nursing registration rules, which include an English language test.
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation has also questioned the tougher rules, saying they will lead to an outflow of nurses, putting public health and safety at risk. Read Complete Article Here.
400 foreign students kicked out of NZ over four years
More than 400 foreign students have sent packing in the past four years for crimes or indiscretions, costing the taxpayer around $750,000.
Nearly 300 of the students required police escorts back to their home countries after being assessed as security or safety risks, according to figures released to The Dominion Post under the Official Information Act. Read Complete Article Here.
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