Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Repeal Foreshore and Seabed Act

Yes! - first bridge crossed - a few more to go!

"A review of the controversial Foreshore and Seabed Act says it should be repealed.

The 150-page report said the law failed to recognise Maori property rights as recognised by the courts and advanced the general interests of the public at the expense of Maori.

It recommended Government recognise that Maori with traditional interests in the coastal area have some form of customary title to it and the public have an interest in access and navigation."

In some ways it is impossible to understand how this review could have come up with any other result. What labour did was wrong.

Up to John Key now - has he got the ability to front up?

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