Good to see some output from Rajen Prasad – one of New Zealand’s most inactive politicians according to Pinko’s stats.
It is also good to see that Rajen is concerned that
“ethnic New Zealanders continue to face enormous barriers in the job market and in gaining access to basic public services – a situation that must be addressed.”
“there are barriers to people of different ethnicities getting the same opportunities and the same outcomes as other New Zealanders,”
Obviously Mr Prasad will be supporting Louisa Wall’s marriage equality bill. Many ‘ethnic’ gay and lesbian New Zealanders are ‘twice blessed’ and face “enormous barriers”. This bill sends a message that they aren’t second class citizens and can have access to marriage – surely Rajen would be all for that?
Being an “ethnic MP” is not just about representing community interests, but it is also about education and demonstrating a bit of leadership.