14 Jul 2021

Judith Collins on demanding the debate

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 14 July 2021

Large blue billboards bearing the face of National Party leader Judith Collins and the message: "He Puapua? Demand the Debate" have sprung up around the country.

This is a reference to the contentious He Puapua report, which looks at how the Government can achieve the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

It describes a New Zealand in 2040 with separate Maori health and justice systems, RMA rules, and electoral arrangements.

Judith Collins has repeatedly said the report shows the Government is trying to implement "separatism by stealth".

She spoke to Corin Dann.