Oral submissions on the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill commenced this week. The bespoke select committee was established on the basis that, according to the Government, the Health Select Committee was not "appropriate" for this legislation due to the Treaty implications. Alarm bells should be raised when the relevant select committee was precluded from the most significant health reform New Zealand has seen.
Hobson’s Pledge will continue to push back against any legislation that differentiates the fundamental rights of citizens based upon race. Fiona McKenzie, representing Hobson’s Pledge, made the following submission via video.
You can read the speaking notes for our oral submission below.