< August 2019 newsletter

No punches pulled here: “We Lead, You Follow”

‘The Time is Now: We Lead, You Follow’ is the title of a report on a hui held to discuss the justice system. It comes with three main recommendations - these cover constitutional reform, a call for a plan to accelerate and understand the change needed, and to establish a Mana Ōrite (equal) model of partnership.

The hui highlighted Māori experiences within the justice system calling for changes such as a Māori-led approach, the abolishment of prisons and the disestablishment of Oranga Tamariki.

“The Hui Māori called for the Crown to finally share power with Māori and for Māori-led responses to be central to the reformation of the Justice System,” says Mark Solomon, who was involved in the compilation of the report.

A copy of the report is available HERE.

Media coverage:


 Ināia Tonu Nei - The Time is Now: Report on Māori perspectives on justice released today


NZ Herald: Scrapping prisons and Oranga Tamariki part of report released today

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