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ACT Treaty Policy Statement

Only ACT can fix the Treaty:Fair, Full, and Final settlements

Sunday 3rd Oct 1999 Richard Prebble Media Release -- Governance & Constitution

Policy Statement: ACT says legitimate Treaty of Waitangi claims must be resolved. To enable us to move forward as a nation we must put the grievances of the past behind us. To do that it is essential that a timetable for the fair, full, and final settlement of all legitimate claims is established.

A clearly defined process for the settlement of Treaty claims and the application of the principle of one law for all New Zealanders will enable our country to meet future challenges with confidence.

ACT policy:

º Fair, full and final settlement of all legitimate treaty claims. ACT proposes a law to set statutory time limits for lodging and settling Treaty claims:

º 31 December 2000: final date for lodging claims with the Waitangi Tribunal.

º 2005: the Waitangi Tribunal to have completed hearing and reporting on all claims.

º 2006: we achieve one law for all New Zealanders.

º 2010: deadline for the fair, full and final settlement of all legitimate Treaty claims between Maori and the Crown.

º Waitangi Tribunal to be resourced to allow all claims to be heard and reported on by 2005.

º Appoint to the Waitangi Tribunal people known for their ability to rigorously apply the rules of evidence.

º Amend the Treaty of Waitangi Act so as to redirect the Tribunal and the judges to the clear statements of the first and third Treaty articles.

º Waitangi Tribunal to be abolished once it has completed its work on claims.

º Repeal all laws that discriminate for or against any New Zealander on the basis of race, colour, ethnicity, or national origin.

º Abolish the Maori seats to end state-sponsored racial discrimination. ENDS

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