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Mallard lame duck in race relations role

Gerry Brownlee MP National Party Maori Affairs Spokesman

08 June 2005

Mallard lame duck in race relations role

National Party Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee is calling on Trevor Mallard to deliver on the promises he made when he was appointed as Race Relations Minister.

"He has again confirmed to Parliament that he has not bothered to look at the amount of money spent on Treaty of Waitangi-related courses and education material on the Treaty of Waitangi.

"Yet, when he took on the job he said 'there are facts and there are perceptions, and there is a perception in New Zealand of enormous amounts of dosh being tossed toward Maori. I'm not sure if that is true. It's one of the things I want to find out'. - Dominion Post February 25, 2004.

"By his own admission, Mr Mallard has not been doing his job.

"Back then he was promising to remove Treaty references from legislation and on February 29 last year, he was also quoted as saying 'no, no - there will be change. Of course there will be change' - Sunday Star Times.

"So where is this change Mr Mallard?

"What have you been doing for the past year?

"Only National can be trusted to deliver policies based on need not race. And only National can be trusted to deliver deadlines for the lodging and settlement of Treaty claims.

"We need to settle Maori grievances sooner rather than later, so we can look forward together, rather than backwards divided," says Mr Brownlee.


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