NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 28 Apr, 2021 02:15 am

Judith Collins calls Māori Health Authority 'segregation' from last century

Judith Collins calls Māori Health Authority 'segregation' from last century
She wants the public to have a say on the Government's proposal.

National leader Judith Collins wants the public to have a say over a proposed Māori Health Authority.Photo / File National leader Judith Collins has stepped up her attack on the proposed Māori Health Authority, calling it "segregation" from last century and in need of public consultation.Collins said today the Government should let New Zealanders have more of a say on whether they wanted a Māori Health Authority, as proposed by Health Minister Andrew Little this month.This included that the Māori Health Authority would have the power to veto any decision made by central body Health NZ.

Collins said the Government's proposal would divide New Zealand into "Māori and everyone else".Ngarewa-Packer said Collins' comments were "desperate racist politicking".

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