David Seymour: Why the Human Rights Commission should be scrapped

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 6:15PM
ACT leader David Seymour. (Photo / NZ Herald)
ACT leader David Seymour. (Photo / NZ Herald)

David Seymour: Why the Human Rights Commission should be scrapped

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 6:15PM

ACT says it wouldn't leave a gap to scrap the Human Rights Commission - because New Zealand has no shortage of political debate.

Leader David Seymour claims it's a hard-left organisation masquerading as a government department... after the Commission today laid out 39 issues it wants politicians to adopt.

Seymour says it should be abolished, as it's hard to see what it does to advocate for individuals.

"In my experience as a local MP - when a constituent needs help defending their human rights, the HRC are nowhere to be found."

Seymour says the manifesto is clear evidence it needs to go - and there's legitimate political debate that doesn't need the Commission screwing the scrum.

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