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Conversations in which we can participate

New Zealand Action Plan for Human Rights

  • Prime Minister Clark says the NZ Diversity Action Programme coupled with the Action plan “Human Rights in New Zealand”, prepared by the Human Rights Commission, are important steps towards developing policies and strategies to promote cultural diversity and harmonious relations

Parliamentary Select Committee constitutional stocktake

  • Terms of reference for the stocktake
  • All parties in Parliament who wish to participate, may
  • The PM believes constitutional arrangements should reflect a nation’s identity, with proposals subject to a full and proper process of public involvement and discussion

Treaty of Waitangi

  • The State Services Commission is being funded to foster a public dialogue about the place of the Treaty in contemporary New Zealand


  • The Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) electoral system has led to a more culturally diverse Parliament.


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Updated March 15, 2005

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