Labour outlines concerns on Aborigine communities in letter to Australian Labor Party

By Maiki Sherman

The New Zealand Labour Party has sent a letter to the Australian Labor Party outlining their concerns in regards to the closure of 150 remote Aborigine communities.

Labour’s Māori caucus chairman, Peeni Henare, says they have received the full support of leader Andrew Little in initiating the letter.  

Furthermore, Tāmaki Makaurau MP Peeni Henare and Hauraki-Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta are set to attend the Australian Labor Party conference in July.

The Māori MPs have been invited to discuss indigenous representation in Parliament.  Australian Labor Party leader Bill Shorten attended the NZ Labour Party’s congress last year and discussed with its Māori caucus how they could increase indigenous representation in Australian politics.

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