Former MP elected in race based seat attacks racism in policy but says nothing about Maori child abuse
There are no greater hypocrites in NZ politics than the Maori party. They always attack everyone and every policy on the basis of race despite the fact they exist only because of a racist policy of Maori-only seats.
Their former MPs are beset by the same hypocrisy.
Maori Party co-founder Dame Tariana Turia has blasted the Government for “institutional racism” in its proposed reform of child protection laws.
She said a proposal to abolish a principle requiring child protection staff to consider the effects of decisions on whanau and iwi, as well as on the child’s well-being, was “a big step backwards”.
“I am going to speak to MPs, and I am going to speak to various iwi around the country to get them to understand what institutional racism really is, which is what we are experiencing yet again,” she said.
Cabinet papers released by Social Development Minister Anne Tolley last weekrevealed that the Government plans to axe a provision that gives priority to placing abused children with foster parents from the same extended family or tribe. Read more »