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New Zealand Declared Nation That “Most Closely Follows Islamic Principles”

The Islamicity Indices, compiled by the Islamicity Foundation, a U.S.-based nonprofit, measure world governments by how well they adhere to the Islamic principles set forth in the Quran, including adherence to interest-free finance, equality of education, property rights and animal rights, among others.

Winston Peters says Government should take notice on immigration

Mr Carr, a former Labor MP, New South Wales premier and foreign minister, called for Australia to cut immigration by one third to one half because it risked changing the Australian way of life, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

He pointed to house price increases in Sydney, saying it was down to “breakneck population growth” and the inevitability new migrants would settle in main cities.

Spotlight on New Zealand: How the ethnic mix in your community is set to change

Nationally, the Maori population will make up nearly 20 per cent of the total population by 2038 – up from nearly 16 per cent in 2013. The Asian population will increase from 12 per cent in 2013 to 21 per cent in 2038 and people of Asian ethnicity will be the biggest ethnic group in … Continue reading Spotlight on New Zealand: How the ethnic mix in your community is set to change

NZ to challenge Australian immigration policy

A law change there covering people with criminal convictions has seen the number of New Zealanders being held in detention centres double in just a few months.

Three months after the law change, which took place in December 2014, there were 84 New Zealanders in detention in Australia – and, by July, that figure had risen to 166.

The law has also increased the Australian Immigration Minister’s powers to cancel visas for relatively minor offences, and some of the people affected will also be sent back here.

Justice Minister Amy Adams said the government was not comfortable with Canberra’s policy.

“We don’t think the settings are quite right. They are creating some unfairness and we want Australia to review it,” she said.