Supplementary Order Paper No 18

No 18

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Immigration Bill

Proposed amendment

Hone Harawira, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Part 1, new heading and clause 3A

To insert the following new heading and clause 3A after clause 3 (after line 6 on page 26):

3A Act to be consistent with Treaty of Waitangi
  • The interpretation and administration of this Act will be consistent with the Treaty of Waitangi.

Explanatory note

A reference to the Treaty of Waitangi is added to the Immigration Bill to enable Māori a statutory right of participation in the management of immigration consistent with the rights guaranteed to Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi.