Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


National's PC policy backfires

26 October 2006

National's PC policy backfires

National's policy of 'PC Eradication' has already started to backfire horribly, says Steve Maharey.

"Less than 24 hours after National's Wayne Mapp launched his assault on political correctness, his own party has contradicted its new policy," Steve Maharey said.

"This morning Dr Mapp said he would 'eradicate' the Human Rights Commission's advocacy role because it was too PC.

"Thirty minutes later National's Paul Hutchison came out in support of the Human Rights Commission's advocacy report on access to public transport for people with disabilities.

"Does Dr Mapp disagree with his colleague Dr Hutchison, or does he now believe the Human Rights Commission should have an advocacy role?

"Does he support Dr Hutchison's call for improved access to public transport for the disabled, or Allan Duff's call - reported on National Radio today - for disabled people to get used to the idea that life is unfair?

"Wayne Mapp is not off to a good start. He, or his Party leader Don Brash should explain to New Zealanders with a disability where National stands on this issue."


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news