The Maori Party voted against the ETS because they thought it doesn’t go far enough; they want a stronger ETS. Will they be supporting National/ACT’s amendments to first delay then weaken or even scrap it?
ACT opposes the existence of the Maori seats, while paradoxically supporting their entrenchment. Which will win out on this issue? Dr Jerkyl or Mr Hide?
The Maori Party voted against the 90 Day No Work Rights Bill when National put it forward in 2006, will they flip-flop now? Will the Maori Party continue to give their confidence to a government that strips Maori workers of their rights?
Will the Maori Party support National/ACT’s plans to weaken consultation provisions in the RMA?
Is the Maori Party happy for a bunch of rich Pakeha appointed by National and ACT to decide which government programmes are ‘value for money’? Do they think Maori-immersion teaching and poverty relief will be seen as valuable?
The Maori Party wants more rehabilitaion, ACT wants three strikes you’re out. Who will National side with against whom?
The Maori Party supports a $15 minimum wage, ACT opposes the existence of the minimum wage, which way will National go?