5 May 2021

Willie Jackson prepared draft Cabinet paper on He Puapua

From Morning Report, 7:50 am on 5 May 2021

Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson has prepared a draft Cabinet paper outlining a possible government response to the He Puapua report.

This report, handed to then Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta in 2019, suggests the establishment of a separate Māori parliament or upper house and a separate court.

The government has never released the full report publicly and, because it's never been to Cabinet, it hasn't agreed a position on it.

Jackson spoke to Susie Ferguson.