Minister of Immigration (New Zealand)

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Minister of Immigration of New Zealand
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Incumbent
Iain Lees-Galloway

since 26 October 2017
Immigration New Zealand
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
Reports toPrime Minister of New Zealand
AppointerGovernor-General of New Zealand
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation30 April 1940
First holderDavid Wilson
Salary$288,900[1]
Websitewww.beehive.govt.nz
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The Minister of Immigration was established by the First Labour Government in 1940. Note that while Martin has the first minister (in 1946) as Angus McLagan ,[2] Wilson and Wood have David Wilson and Paddy Webb preceding him (from 1940).

The current minister is Iain Lees-Galloway while the Associate Minister of Immigration is Kris Faafoi.[3]

Functions and responsibilities[edit]

The Minister of Immigration is responsible for leading the policy and strategic direction of the New Zealand immigration system and setting the rules and criteria for the granting of visas and entry permission, and making decisions in individual cases. The Minister of Immigration receives operational support from Immigration New Zealand, which is part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). MBIE's Immigration Policy Team advises the Minister on policy matters. The Immigration Minister also has jurisdiction over both the Immigration Advisers Authority, which provides licenses to service people who provide immigration advice to prospective immigrants, and the Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal. The Minister of Immigration is regulated by the Immigration Act 2009 and the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act.[4]

List of ministers[edit]

The following ministers have held the office of Minister of Immigration.[5]

Party key Labour
National
NZ First
No. Name Portrait Term of Office Prime Minister
1 David Wilson David Wilson MLC.jpg 30 April 1940 12 April 1944 Fraser
2 Paddy Webb Paddy Webb.jpg 12 April 1944 19 December 1946
3 Angus McLagan Angus McLagan.tif 19 December 1946 13 December 1949
4 Bill Sullivan Bill Sullivan.jpg 13 December 1949 26 November 1954 Holland
5 Ralph Hanan Josiah Ralph Hanan, ca 1946.jpg 26 November 1954 20 December 1957
Holyoake
6 Fred Hackett Fred Hackett, 1958.JPG 12 December 1957 12 December 1960 Nash
7 Tom Shand Tom Shand.jpg 12 December 1960 22 December 1969 Holyoake
8 Jack Marshall Jack Marshall, 1957.jpg 22 December 1969 9 February 1972
9 David Thomson David Spence Thomson.jpg 9 February 1972 8 December 1972 Marshall
10 Fraser Colman Fraser Colman.jpg 8 December 1972 12 December 1975 Kirk
Rowling
11 Frank Gill No image.png 12 December 1975 13 December 1978 Muldoon
12 Jim Bolger Jim Bolger at press conference cropped.jpg 13 December 1978 12 February 1981
13 Aussie Malcolm No image.png 12 February 1981 26 July 1984
14 Kerry Burke No image.png 26 July 1984 24 August 1987 Lange
15 Stan Rodger No image.png 24 August 1987 14 August 1989
16 Roger Douglas Roger Douglas 2008.jpg 14 August 1989 9 February 1990
Palmer
17 Annette King Annette King at Onslow Kindergarten.jpg 9 February 1990 2 November 1990
Moore
18 Bill Birch Bill Birch.jpg 2 November 1990 27 March 1993 Bolger
19 Maurice McTigue No image.png 27 March 1993 29 November 1993
20 Roger Maxwell No image.png 29 November 1993 16 December 1996
21 Tuariki Delamere No image.png 16 December 1996 1999
Shipley
22 Lianne Dalziel Lianne Dalziel.jpg 10 December 1999 21 February 2004 Clark
23 Paul Swain Paul Swain (cropped).jpg 21 February 2004 19 October 2005
24 David Cunliffe David Cunliffe, 2008.jpg 19 October 2005 11 November 2007
25 Clayton Cosgrove Clayton Cosgrove crop.jpg 11 November 2007 19 November 2008
26 Jonathan Coleman Jonathan Coleman 3by2.png 19 November 2008 14 December 2011 Key
27 Nathan Guy Minister Nathan Guy - photo.jpg 14 December 2011 31 January 2013
28 Michael Woodhouse Michael Woodhouse.jpg 31 January 2013 26 October 2017
English
29 Iain Lees-Galloway Iain Lees Galloway.jpg 26 October 2017 present Ardern

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.parliament.nz/media/3151/parliamentary-salaries-and-allowances-determination-2016.pdf
  2. ^ Martin 1996, p. 365.
  3. ^ "Ministerial List". DPMC. 26 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Ministerial Portfolio: Immigration". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  5. ^ Wood 1996, pp. 35-7, 40,43,48-9, 51-2, 54-5, 57-8, 60, 63, 66, 68, 74, 78, 84.

References[edit]

  • Martin, John E (1996). Holding the Balance: A History of New Zealand’s Department of Labour 1891-1995. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. p. 365. ISBN 0-908812-62-0.
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V R Ward, Government Printer. OCLC 154283103.
  • Wood, G. A. (1996) [1987]. Ministers and Members in the New Zealand Parliament (2 ed.). Dunedin: University of Otago Press. ISBN 1 877133 00 0.