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Claimants sidelined as CPTPP push on

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Wai 262 claimants have expressed frustration at way they have been ignored in the push to secure the Comprehensive Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal.

The Government has released a national interest statement on the agreement, which is an amended version of the TPP which puts on hold some of the concessions demanded by the United States, which is no longer a party.

University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey says the statement makes claims which don’t hold up about benefits to Maori business and the supposed protection of Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

She says the Waitangi Tribunal is considering how to proceed with its inquiry into the deal, and fauna and flora claimants also met with officials last week to voice their concerns about how it would impact their claim.

"People like Moana Jackson, Maui Solomon, Aroha Mead, Angeline Greensill and those who have been involved with this forever gave the officials a very clear understanding the whole of the way this has been approached from the consultation through to the content was yet another breach of Te Tiriti," Professor Kelsey says.

The crown says it has consulted with the Iwi Leaders Forum and the Federations of Maori Authorities but not with the claimants, despite a recommenda tion from the tribunal.

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