UF releases paper on national identity
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
UF releases paper on population and national identity
UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne today released a public discussion paper on New Zealand's population and national identity.
"With New Zealand's rapidly-changing population, ethnic makeup and view of itself, we need to hear from people what they think this country should do in terms of its population," said Mr Dunne.
"This paper seeks thoughtful public input on topics such as; what is a New Zealand citizen; should we have a referendum on MMP; should the Maori seats continue; what should our future constitutional structure be and how should we go about addressing that; and how should we choose our immigrants?
"These are not definitive questions and we have no fixed views on the answers but UnitedFuture does want to develop policies that are informed by the considered views of New Zealanders,
"These are all important issues which will shape the future direction of our country, and we want to give New Zealanders who are interested the chance to have their say to assist us in developing policies that reflect their concerns," he said.