The Labour government is presenting New Zealanders with a false choice.
It says that if we want to right the wrongs of the past, cherish Māori language and culture, and give all New Zealanders equal opportunity, then we must throw out universal human rights in favour of co-government.
Parties on the left, led by Labour, promote decision-making made by two parties jointly co-governing when it comes to regulatory decisions and government service delivery. ACT would overturn the obsession with co-government, replacing it with a more liberal outlook that treats all humans with equal dignity.
ACT’s stance is truer to the Treaty, which guarantees all people “ngā tikanga katoa rite tahi” - the same rights and duties.