Māori in Australia: Voting Rights and Behaviour

Policy Quarterly – Volume 4, Issue 3 – September 2008

8 Pages Posted: 18 May 2022

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Paul Hamer

Te Kawa a Māui/School of Māori Studies, VUW

Date Written: September 2008

Abstract

This article examines the participation
of Australian-resident Māori in voting,
first in their New Zealand homeland and,
secondly, in Australia. It concludes with
comments about the extent of their political
disenfranchisement and lack of electoral
participation, which I argue places Māori
in an almost unique position amongst
Australia’s ‘ethnic’ immigrant groups.

Keywords: Māori in Australia, voting, disenfranchisement, electoral participation, migration

Suggested Citation

Hamer, Paul, Māori in Australia: Voting Rights and Behaviour (September 2008). Policy Quarterly – Volume 4, Issue 3 – September 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4110530

Paul Hamer (Contact Author)

Te Kawa a Māui/School of Māori Studies, VUW ( email )

P.O. Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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