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Discrimination needs to be addressed: de Bres

Discrimination needs to be addressed: de Bres
Wellington, Aug 23 NZPA - Continuing discrimination against Asians needs to be addressed and the high rate of Maori imprisonment is bleak, Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres says.

Treaty settlements and inequality topics for UN visitor

Wellington, July 19 NZPA - A United Nations expert on indigenous peoples rights will look at issues surrounding Treaty of Waitangi settlements and socio-economic issues faced by Maori during his six day visit to New Zealand.

Harawira again criticised for offensive comments

Harawira again criticised for offensive comments
Wellington, March 12 NZPA - Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres has again criticised Hone Harawira for making racially offensive comments, saying in a report released today political parties should have codes of conduct that did not tolerate such behaviour.

Hide Accuses Race Relations Comm Of Separatism

Hide Accuses Race Relations Comm Of Separatism
Wellington, March 11 NZPA - ACT leader Rodney Hide says Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres is advocating separatism by pushing for separate Maori seats on the new Auckland Council.

Super City Prominent In Race Relations Annual Review

Super City Prominent In Race Relations Annual Review
Wellington, March 11 NZPA - The transition of Auckland councils into one super city council and concerns about a lack of ethnic representation are prominent in an annual review of race relations being released today by the Human Rights Commission.

Commissioner Urges Action On Youth Unemployment

Commissioner Urges Action On Youth Unemployment
Wellington, Feb 15 NZPA - Nearly one in three young Maori and Pacific workers are unemployed and action is needed to address their plight, says Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres.

Complaints About Harawira Flood In

Complaints About Harawira Flood In
Wellington, Nov 20 NZPA - Hone Harawira's "white motherf..kers" comment has provoked 753 approaches to Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres, who says the vast majority complained they had been insulted.

Peter Wilson: Harawira Forces Maori Party To Make A Hard Call

Peter Wilson: Harawira Forces Maori Party To Make A Hard Call
If a white MP had described Maori as "black motherf...kers" he would have been expelled from caucus, whichever party he belonged to, and a tide of revulsion would almost certainly have made it impossible for him to remain in Parliament.

Harawira Given Two Weeks To Ponder His Future With Maori Party

Harawira Given Two Weeks To Ponder His Future With Maori Party
By Tony Gee for NZPA Kaitaia, Nov 12 NZPA - Firebrand MP Hone Harawira has been given two weeks to decide if he wants to remain a Maori Party MP, in the wake of his racially abusive comments about white people.

Harawira Faces Hui Over Abusive Comments

Harawira Faces Hui Over Abusive Comments
Wellington, Nov 12 NZPA - Hone Harawira fronts up to a hui in Kaitaia today over his racially abusive comments about white people but Maori Party leaders are staying away.

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