June 11th, 2013 at 10:00 am by David Farrar
A guest post by former ACT MP David Garrett:
Why Maori grievance settlements are not “full and final” – and how they could be.
From the time of its election in 2008 this government has done one thing consistently – pay out large sums of taxpayers’ money to supposedly achieve “full and final” settlements of a plethora of Maori grievances. Almost every week the galleries of Parliament are filled by one group of Maori or another who proceed to sing beautifully as the Bill settling “their” grievance, supposedly once and for all, is passed into law. But that won’t in fact be the end of it, and all the players know it. [read more]