Topic: Elections/Kōwhiri

Māori Party push for Anti-Corruption Commission

By Harata Brown

The Māori Party wants to scrap the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) and replace it with an Anti-Corruption Commission.

The new justice and Tiriti o Waitangi policy was launched by the Māori Party leader, Te Ururoa Flavell and Māori Party list member, Iti in Wellington this afternoon.

The IPCA found that Tame Iti's arrest in 2007 was justified even though actions taken by the police were unjustified, unreasonable and illegal.

Iti says they want to review the justice system including the police and courts to ensure it is aligned with Māori customs.

“So that our laws and justice system are aligned with Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  It's about using that as an anchor of sorts, so that everything relates back to that and doesn't deviate from that.” says Iti.

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