Post by Kiwi Frontline on Aug 8, 2017 17:23:20 GMT 12
GREENS KEEN TO EXTEND TREATY SETTLEMENT PROCESS
As the process of settling historical treaty settlements comes towards an end, the Green Party wants to open it up again fix what it sees as anomalies and injustices.
It wants to review the process and allow settlements to be revisited where situations have changed or where claimants say they were shut out of original negotiations.
It would also ensure claims can only be settled with the agreement of the original claimants and remove the Crown’s large natural groupings approach to settlements.
Other elements of the package include requiring a 75 percent vote of parliament to remove the Maori seats, opposing any referendum on their future, and changing the law to stop voters using referendums to stop councils creating Maori wards.....