The idea of separate jails for Maori, is turning the Treaty
of Waitangi on its head, ACT leader Richard Prebble
Mr Prebble was responding to requests by Maori
groups, revealed in the Corrections Department's new
Treaty of Waitangi plan, for a parallel corrections
system for Maori and marae rehabilitation.
of the Treaty gave Maori full rights as British citizens,
which meant one law for all - and the same punishment for
all. `He iwi tahi tatou' - `we are now one people'.
"The Treaty is not a separatist constitution. Articles 1 and
3 contain nothing about shared sovereignty or
partnership. A handful of judges invented the partnership
principle of the Treaty, at the invitation of
"ACT will not agree to an
apartheid justice system," Mr Prebble said.
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