May 23, 2023
6 years of Labour Māori Caucus Budget wins
Posted On May 23, 2023
One thing that the Māori Labour Caucus can be respected for is the enormous work they collectively put in to empower Māori in New Zealand.
In this years budget, the Māori Labour Caucus managed to negotiate $825million for Māori targeted funding.
Over their 6 year term, the Māori Labour Caucus have delivered $3.825Billion in extra targeted funding for Māori.
When you consider the Waitangi Tribunal has paid out $2.6Billion in Treaty Settlements since 1995, those 6 years of negotiation at the Cabinet Table has produced an unequaled in modern political history level of extra funding for Māori.
The Māori Labour Caucus should get some recognition for the incredible job they’ve done in securing that extra funding and the question for National and ACT is if they would give similar funding levels for Māori to continue devolving from the State and providing their own For Māori by Māori initiatives?
There is no going backwards on the advances community and flaxroot initiatives have already achieved, this is the new political reality built by the Māori Labour Caucus.