The catastrophic stuff-up re work visas has seen the media concentrate on the likes of fruit pickers, an activity our layabouts sponging off their fellow citizens are not prepared to sully themselves with, moreso given the ready availability of taxpayer money for their indolence.
But there’s a much bigger issue, namely tourism. Prior to covid and the disastrously risible hermit kingdom response, our biggest foreign exchange earner by a country mile was tourism.
Alas, no longer. And why? Because there’s a backlog in “processing” visa applications. And why? The explanation is the nonsensical “working from home” fantasy that has caused this disaster.
The government’s incompetence seems boundless. The world is heading into a serious economic recession of high inflation and commercial failures.
Labour governments excel at timely reform initiatives but are totally hopeless handling both money and crises. That reflects their safety first “kick for touch” backgrounds of school teaching and the like.
The National Party dullards should be making hay of this state of affairs but instead are leaving it to David Seymour and ACT to throw the obvious punches. There will be a change of government, of that I have no doubt, but let’s hope it’s a coalition with ACT calling the shots so as to effect some obvious reforms based on economic common sense, rather than nonsensical co-government, colonialism and such-like silliness.