Post by Kiwi Frontline on Apr 15, 2016 18:16:49 GMT 12
TRIBUNAL SILENCED ON LAND LAW REFORM
Waitangi claimants have been left fuming after Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell introduced the Ture Whenua Maori Bill shutting down any further opportunity for the Waitangi Tribunal to scrutinise the proposed reforms.
The tribunal started a judicial conference yesterday on whether it should grant urgency into a claim about the government’s response to last month’s tribunal report on the land law reform package.
Deputy Chief Judge Patrick Savage adjourned it for a day when lawyers for the crown said they could not say when the bill would be introduced.
Four hours later Mr Flavell tabled the bill in parliament, meaning the tribunal is barred from considering it…..