Should we really be following the Australian government’s lead on the treatment of the indigenous?

“Australia has now taken a lead role in the promotion of the rights of Indigenous Peoples. It is time for NZ to follow suit and support the Declaration and its potential for promoting trust and a healthy treaty-relationship between Maori, iwi and hapu and the NZ Government,” says Andrew Erueti, Amnesty’s Co-ordinator of the Human Rights of Indigenous People’s Programme.

I guess supporting a non-binding UN declaration is more important than avoiding blatantly discriminatory laws.

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