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Constitional Review Update

The Council’s statement focuses on the practical impact of rights in a constitution. In the past where Council has raised issues with government and taken court action, it has not succeeded with those cases where we did not have the constitution to define the right to take a case.
The key issues Maori in the constitutional review are… To read more…

13060809. Statement to Constitutional Advisory Panel


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