Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas should resign over her decision to cancel a talk by Dr Don Brash scheduled for tomorrow. It should always be possible to debate Treaty of Waitangi issues on our university campuses – including whether it is justified to introduce Maori wards into local government.Continue readingClick here to sign our petition opposing Hamilton City Council's plan to undermine democracy with unelected, racially-determined committee appointees.Continue readingCouncillor Lee comments on the high stakes power play over ownership and control of the Hauraki Gulf.Continue readingWe welcome Winston Peters’ call for a two-pronged referendum on whether Māori seats should be entrenched, or should go altogether.Continue readingWe are applauding the decision made by citizens to reject the introduction of Maori ward seats. This highly contentious proposal, and if introduced would have established two classes of citizens.Continue readingDemocracy Action is condemning Nelson City Council and the city library’s decision to withdraw speaking permissions for a public talk on the Treaty of Waitangi by Bruce Moon. The Council’s cancellation of a library meeting for fear that it would ‘disturb the peace’ and pose health and safety risks would be laughable, if it didn’t display such disregard for the democratic role of public libraries.Continue readingOn Friday we went live on Facebook with our video ‘A Tsunami of claims has hit the coast of New Zealand’. We are asking people to consider standing up for the public interest by becoming involved in the claims process as interested parties, because it is likely that the less public opposition there is to a claim, the greater the chance it will succeed.Continue reading
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