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Consideration of constitutional issues

In August 2011, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Māori Affairs appointed an independent Constitutional Advisory Panel to:

  • stimulate public interest in, and awareness of, New Zealand's constitutional arrangements and issues arising.
  • establish a forum to develop and share a range of ideas on constitutional issues, including seeking the views of all New Zealanders, including Maori, in a manner that is reflective of the Treaty of Waitangi relationship.
  • develop an understanding of the range of perspectives on New Zealand's constitutional arrangements, including the range of topical issues requiring further discussion, debate and policy consideration.

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