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The ban on prisoner voting and its effect on Māori: August 12, 2019

The ban on prisoner voting and its effect on Māori: August 12, 2019

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Monday, August 12, 2019

The Waitangi Tribunal today released its report on the ban on prisoner voting, saying it disproportionately affected Maori and the government should act urgently to repeal it before the next election. This follows a recent Supreme Court decision saying the ban was inconsistent with the Bill of Rights Act. Lachlan spoke with Cosmo Jeffrey from The Howard League NZ about the ban, and why it needs to be overturned.