Understanding accountability in an Ao Māori context
In 2023 The Commission released the discussion paper, Understanding Accountability for Māori. This paper highlights a lack of effective and constructive accountability for housing by the Crown to Māori, explores what te ao Māori accountability could look like, and ways this could be structured in the housing sector to progress the right to a decent home and address housing equity issues for tangata whenua. Two independent researchers in collaboration with the Commission’s Tangata Whenua team led and facilitated the work. The paper hopes to spark discussion among communities around this issue of accountability, so that the ideas in the report can be further developed.