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Human Rights Commission should act, says Mapp

Wayne Mapp MP National Party Spokesman for Political Correctness Eradication

30 November 2005

Human Rights Commission should act, says Mapp

National's spokesman for Political Correctness Eradication, Wayne Mapp, has asked the Human Rights Commission to investigate whether the policy of Air New Zealand and Qantas not to seat men beside unaccompanied children is a breach of the Human Rights Act.

"It is the proper role of the HRC to deal with real issues of discrimination that are potentially breaches of the Human Rights Act. A number of incidents have received extensive publicity this week.

"The first involved Mark Worsley, a passenger on Qantas, who was asked to move by an airline representative when it was found he was seated beside a child.

"The second involved a trans-Tasman Air New Zealand flight, on which Mr and Mrs Price were travelling with their two children. Mr Price was seated beside an unaccompanied child and was asked to move.

"Two other men have also contacted me after being asked to move seats on Air New Zealand flights where they were seated beside unaccompanied minors.

"It is clear to me that this is a breach of section 21 of the Human Rights Act which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, and I have asked the HRC to investigate," says Dr Mapp.

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