15 Apr 2019

Hate speech review: Anti-Māori pamphlet

From The Panel, 4:16 pm on 15 April 2019

A pamphlet described as racist by Justice Minister Andrew Little has been dropped in an Auckland suburb, prompting a complaint.

The pamphlet by a group called "One Law for All" contained anti-Māori sentiment, calling for the scrapping of the Waitangi Tribunal and saying Maori have benefited from colonisation.

We ask Law Professor Andrew Geddis from the University of Otago how or our hate speech law could be changed, and should it, to deal with this kind of discourse.