warns of consequences for Kiwis' rights
The ACT Party's David Seymour believes recommendations made in a recent major Waitangi Tribunal report that addresses historic treaty breaches should be rejected.
He argues the potential consequences of following the logic of the tribunal's findings would be significant, with the property rights and "basic human rights" of New Zealanders thrown up in the air.
Seymour believes the tribunal has become "increasingly activist" and it's time for Parliament to clearly define the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and put it to the people in a binding referendum.
"I think it would legitimate a healthy debate," Seymour said. "A lot of people say it would be very divisive. That's not what I see."
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