14 Mar 2014

Iwi in Aus to engage with Maori Party

8:16 am on 14 March 2014

A Maori rights movement in Australia plans to tell a visiting Maori Party co-leader that laws there are holding back New Zealanders from getting Government support.

Te Ururoa Flavell is meeting with Maori leaders, groups and whanau in Sydney on Friday, to discuss legislation making it harder for them to get access to citizenship, higher education, social welfare and government jobs.

Iwi in Aus campaign leader Erina Anderson, of Ngapuhi, will meet Mr Flavell and is keen to tell him about how the legislation, passed in 2001, is affecting rangatahi.