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Old Oct 27th 2018, 11:21 pm
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So. No worries all you folk out there with little misdemeanors donkeys years ago. You'll be fine. The Minister for Immigration has set the standard.


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Find it hard to understand why an elected minister can not be held accountable for the decisions they make.

''Who watches the watchers''

Suggestions that back pockets may have been stuffed could be the way that some may see this.
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Nothing this government does surprises me anymore
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Supergrass maybe?
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Old Oct 29th 2018, 7:35 am
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That's one way to end your career.
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Last week it was about "reading between the lines" but today it's about finding a sacrificial employee to throw to the baying crowds: https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/108305566/jacinda-ardern-wants-answers-over-czech-drug-smuggler-residency-probe
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well at least the watchers now know they are being watched.

Will they be open and accountable for the final decision?
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It looks like this chaps claim was that if he went back to the Czech Republic, which he fled in 2003, he would be "hunted down." The issue was that subsequently he applied for 'variation of bail' so that he he could return to the Czech Republic? An application that he made and was approved twice. Judiciously one of those things isn't true of course and the latter is well documented.

My other point would be there are plenty of places in Europe (Schengen area) that are not the Czech Republic. Typically New Zealand shouldn't even be considering applications for residency based on personal safety for anyone who has alternative country they are legally entitled to reside in.
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Decision reversed but the basis for the reversal may well leave room to commence legal proceedings.
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Decision reversed but the basis for the reversal may well leave room to commence legal proceedings.
Followed this with interest as NZ is very strict on ensuring no criminal history in their acceptance process. Do you have a link for this latest ''Decision Reversed.''? Thanks.
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Do you have a link for this latest ''Decision Reversed.''? Thanks.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/pol...ol-information

this..
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Ty for the link

Seems the minister is too dumb to hold his post. OR, the immigration people are too dumb to hold their posts.

Nice to see the 'watchers' being held accountable
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I would have thought applying under a false name might prevent any legal issues, but hey, this is NZ.
No doubt he will be granted legal aid to appeal...
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Ultimately it shows both systematic inadequecies in that not the most pertinent information had been brought to light and human errors. This department should not be further considering applications until such time as a thorough review of people and processes has been completed.
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