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Monday, August 29, 2005

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

The Herald tells us today Dr Brash will have something to say in Whangarei on matters Maori. Before the Labourites start spruiking about how they've already sorted everything out, let me pre-emt their outbursts with some reality.

Three months ago, out of curiosity, I phoned up an employment agency advertising for Immigration Department case officers. I asked for the detailed job description to be sent by e-mail. It was. One of the attributes by which my performance was to be measured was my understanding of 'the principles of the treaty of Waitangi.'

I phoned the consultant and thanked her for her help this far and suggested that it would be useful if she could send me a written summary of the said 'principles.' She asked why. Well, I told her that if I was going to be judged on these things I'd like to swat them up a little before going for an interview. Oh, she said. I don't know what they are but I'll ask the employer. I have not heard back.

Interesting, isn't it?

First, one has to ask just what the hell the Treaty of Waitangi has got to do with assessing incoming migrants. How many Maori still are migrating to this fair land? Did some of them miss the last canoe?

Second, who was it who assured Parliament that all race based programmes had been closed down?

Third, how is it that if these undefined and anable to be specified principles are so important, the Gummint is using employment agents who don't know what they are?

Fourth, why to this day are Gummint employees submitted to the farce of being vulnerable to dismissal for alleged failure to adhere to these 'principles?'

It all sounds to me like a neat way of ensuring that the public service is stacked with people from the left. If an employee turns out to harbour 'politically incorrect' attitudes then you simply fail him on a little 'treaty principles' test at annual staff review time and out he goes.

Go get'm Little Donny.

Let's see a fair deal for all Maori and all Pakeha. The PC nonsense has to stop.

Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 8/29/2005 07:47:00 AM

3 Comments:

Blogger Keith said...

Now I see that Maori TV has used taxpayer's funds to give the racist remarks of Sharples and Turia a thorough airing while ignoring Goff's response.

Good to see the airwaves the Treaty awarded them being used to push a racist agenda, eh?

8/29/2005 01:14:00 PM  
Blogger reid said...

The attitudes have reached a point where they're not going to be stopped short of violence. For example if you cut off Maori privilage they'll complain it's racist and there are now enough angry dumbos out there to go ahead and start something.

The PC bastards have deliberately bought this upon us. And for 20 years the people who had an opportunity in Bolger's and Shipley's govts did nothing. The consequence was foreseen then and now it's come about. You stupid pricks.

Thanks.

8/29/2005 05:21:00 PM  
Blogger Psycho Milt said...

"First, one has to ask just what the hell the Treaty of Waitangi has got to do with assessing incoming migrants."
Simple - the Treaty is the legal basis for non-Maori settlement here. Without it, we're just pricks who nicked someone else's country. Any prospective immigrants should understand and accept that, or find somewhere else to migrate to.

"Second, who was it who assured Parliament that all race based programmes had been closed down?"
Don't know or care. Assessing prospective immigrants or employees on their willingness to abide by your country's founding principles isn't a race-based programme.

"Third, how is it that if these undefined and anable to be specified principles are so important, the Gummint is using employment agents who don't know what they are?"
It's hard to get good staff these days!

"Fourth, why to this day are Gummint employees submitted to the farce of being vulnerable to dismissal for alleged failure to adhere to these 'principles?'"
The mind boggles at the concept of how the govt could actually succeed in dismissing someone on that basis.

"It all sounds to me like a neat way of ensuring that the public service is stacked with people from the left. If an employee turns out to harbour 'politically incorrect' attitudes then you simply fail him on a little 'treaty principles' test at annual staff review time and out he goes."
A suspicion that one could consider justified, were there any concrete examples of it ever having happened that one could point to. "Constructive dismissal" is possible for an employer on any number of points, but having the constructive dismissal survive the employment court is another matter.

8/29/2005 09:56:00 PM  

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