move2nz in the News

move2nz in the News

The story of the unfair and so far unexplained attack of the Immigration Advisers Authority against me was picked up by TVNZ recently and shown on the Saturday evening news.

Of course this made me nervous as it appears from the IAA’s file that the only reason for their sudden action – which closed move2nz’s fantastic free settlement services – was that I appeared on TV (you can view the clip here).

We’ll see if they feel this interview is also illegal! I’ll let you know if you get any more notices.

http://www.youtube.com/v/U0XaxttK8t8?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0

This is a good article and I’m grateful to TVNZ for highlighting what is a serious injustice by a government department abusing it’s powers.

Of course they couldn’t cover everything and missed issues such as:

  • the IAA arguably breaking the law by refusing to tell me what I’m supposed to have done;
  • that the IAA had no investigation, evidence, complaints or reason to attack except my negative comments about the Minister on a TV programme;
  • Christchurch’s loss with the centre closing;

The IAA also got away with hiding behind a lie – the implication was that we had complained to the Ombudsman about them and that was why they couldn’t talk to TVNZ. Not true. The complaint before the Chief Ombudsman is about the IAA’s failure to comply with the Official Information Act and should be no reason to talk to us. We’ve been waiting for a year and are likely to wait another before something happens.

Nice to get our story out though as most people wouldn’t believe a government department would act like this!

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