Minister of Immigration (New Zealand)
|Minister of Immigration of New Zealand|
|Immigration New Zealand|
|Reports to||Prime Minister of New Zealand|
|Appointer||Governor-General of New Zealand|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Formation||30 April 1940|
|First holder||David Wilson|
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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 , Wilson and Wood have David Wilson and Paddy Webb preceding him (from 1940).
Functions and responsibilities
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.
List of ministers
The following ministers have held the office of Minister of Immigration.
|No.||Name||Portrait||Term of Office||Prime Minister|
|1||David Wilson||30 April 1940||12 April 1944||Fraser|
|2||Paddy Webb||12 April 1944||19 December 1946|
|3||Angus McLagan||19 December 1946||13 December 1949|
|4||Bill Sullivan||13 December 1949||26 November 1954||Holland|
|5||Ralph Hanan||26 November 1954||20 December 1957|
|6||Fred Hackett||12 December 1957||12 December 1960||Nash|
|7||Tom Shand||12 December 1960||22 December 1969||Holyoake|
|8||Jack Marshall||22 December 1969||9 February 1972|
|9||David Thomson||9 February 1972||8 December 1972||Marshall|
|10||Fraser Colman||8 December 1972||12 December 1975||Kirk|
|11||Frank Gill||12 December 1975||13 December 1978||Muldoon|
|12||Jim Bolger||13 December 1978||12 February 1981|
|13||Aussie Malcolm||12 February 1981||26 July 1984|
|14||Kerry Burke||26 July 1984||24 August 1987||Lange|
|15||Stan Rodger||24 August 1987||14 August 1989|
|16||Roger Douglas||14 August 1989||9 February 1990|
|17||Annette King||9 February 1990||2 November 1990|
|18||Bill Birch||2 November 1990||27 March 1993||Bolger|
|19||Maurice McTigue||27 March 1993||29 November 1993|
|20||Roger Maxwell||29 November 1993||16 December 1996|
|21||Tuariki Delamere||16 December 1996||1999|
|22||Lianne Dalziel||10 December 1999||21 February 2004||Clark|
|23||Paul Swain||21 February 2004||19 October 2005|
|24||David Cunliffe||19 October 2005||11 November 2007|
|25||Clayton Cosgrove||11 November 2007||19 November 2008|
|26||Jonathan Coleman||19 November 2008||14 December 2011||Key|
|27||Nathan Guy||14 December 2011||31 January 2013|
|28||Michael Woodhouse||31 January 2013||26 October 2017|
|29||Iain Lees-Galloway||26 October 2017||present||Ardern|
- Martin 1996, p. 365.
- "Ministerial List". DPMC. 26 October 2017.
- "Ministerial Portfolio: Immigration". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
- Wood 1996, pp. 35-7, 40,43,48-9, 51-2, 54-5, 57-8, 60, 63, 66, 68, 74, 78, 84.
- 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) . New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V R Ward, Government Printer. OCLC 154283103.
- Wood, G. A. (1996) . Ministers and Members in the New Zealand Parliament (2 ed.). Dunedin: University of Otago Press. ISBN 1 877133 00 0.