Fair Borders? Migration: A Panel Discussion (Auckland)

17:30 pm
18:30 pm
AUT University - Te Iringa Conference Room (The Wave Room), WG308
55 Wellesley Street East

‘Borders were never designed to stop everyone from moving. It’s always a matter of who is moving to where, and why...’

In the lead-up to the 2017 election, immigration was a burning issue. Pundits declared, ‘It’s time for a national conversation about immigration’, even while migration policy was vigorously debated in the media.

Whether it is about record-high arrivals, severe housing demand or the investor visas provided to internet tycoons, the conversation about migration continues. But who is the ‘we’ having this conversation and who are the absent voices? What is the perspective of tangata whenua or migrants themselves? And how do our borders reflect or shape the debate?

Join us for a panel discussion with BWB Texts Fair Borders? editor David Hall and contributors Andrew Chen, Arama Rata and Evelyn Marsters to discuss how New Zealand’s borders impact on its citizens, on recent immigrants, and on people who aren’t permitted to set foot on this land. This event is part of the BWB Winter Series, supported by Creative New Zealand.