Immigration, Housing, and Taxes are dominating the New Zealand elections debate as Jacinda Ardern and Bill English clashed over these issues in their first campaign debate. Bill English asked how the Labor party was planning to build several thousands of homes and at the same time reducing immigration.
Replying to this Arden said that her party remains committed to reducing numbers of immigrants. She said that her party intends to decrease the numbers of overseas students arriving at the nation for courses at low levels. Arden even said that not all immigrants arriving in New Zealand are electricians or builders, as quoted by the NZ Herald Co NZ.
Furthering the New Zealand elections debate Hosking asked whether less skilled immigrants were depriving Kiwis of jobs. Bill English said that immigrant workers are needed for the dairy and horticulture sector. Arden, on the other hand, said that if immigration to New Zealand was focused on the regions, this question would not have arisen at all.
New Zealand elections debate also witnessed the issue of taxation being discussed with much divergence. Bill English criticized the confusing and vague policies of the Labor party and elaborated on the commitment of his party to reduce taxes. He said that Kiwis cannot purchase anything with just values. Kiwis who do not possess children will suffer under the Labor said Bill English.
Arden said that though the salary for 75% of the Kiwis increased in 2016 that was not on par with the cost of living. New Zealand elections debate moderated by Hosking witnessed Arden being questioned regarding Kiwis paying capital gains tax if Labor was voted to power. Arden said that there was no chance that Kiwis pay that tax for their family home.
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