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Fairer Aotearoa: Making it tika and pono

We are committed to eliminating poverty, disparity and inequality.

The Māori Party will:

  • Set a target to eliminate poverty in Aotearoa by 2025.
  • Make a cost of living adjustment to all benefits.
  • Introduce a living wage for all workers.
  • Dismantle institutional racism within the justice system as a matter of urgent priority.
  • Place a moratorium on the building of new prisons and expand the provision of Whare Oranga Ake and Māori Focus Units in existing prisons.
  • Reduce the rate of Māori over-imprisonment by 30% by 2027.
  • Establish an Anti-Corruption Commission to absorb the investigative functions of state sector agencies.
  • Set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry in to institutionalised racism.
  • Set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry in to the abuse of children while in State care.
  • Support kōhanga reo to achieve equity of funding.

Read our full inequalities policy

Authorised by Susan Cullen, 5 Gala Street, Waihōpai