seperatism

Maori Party grasps racist law recall idea with both hands

Is anyone surprised?

The Maori Party has thrown its support behind calls for legislation which discriminates against Maori to be changed.

The 1962 Maori Community Development Act deems it an offence to provide alcohol at a gathering of Maori people, and also gives Maori wardens the power to kick Maori out of bars or confiscate their car keys, Radio New Zealand reports.

A lawyer in Wellington, told RNZ he was concerned about the provisions and said they were racist and outdated.

Maori Party co-leader, Te Ururoa Flavell agreed with the sentiment and said that it pays to acknowledge how long ago the legislation was written, but it is in need of review. Read more »

Internet Lawyer wants racist Maori law repealed

An [self described] electoral law expert is highlighting what he says are racist provisions in a New Zealand law that should be repealed.

It is an offence under the 1962 Maori Community Development Act to serve alcohol at a gathering of Maori people, and the act also gives Maori wardens the right to take car keys off or throw Maori out of bars.

Graeme Edgeler said while the provisions were probably not being enforced, they should not be on the lawbooks.

“I think the fact that the provisions exist is a problem in itself.

“I was particularly concerned that there were criminal offences still in New Zealand that only applied to Maori.”

All that sounds?great. ? With one exception. ? Read more »

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