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Scoop Is In The House
Paying For Peace - Goff On The Solomons
Turning The Charm On Businesses
Scoop Opinion: Prebble On Defence
Scoop Business: Franks Sues Hoggard
Shipley In Hospital
Talking Down Coalition Differences
Rights For Victims Too
Sutton In Washington
New UN Rep Announced
Electricity Inquiry Report
New Restorative Justice Package
ERB Changes

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Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions Concerned: R&D Taxation – Economic Indicators – Independent Contractors and the ERB – Budget Projections And ERB – Home Detention – Victims Package – Rural Hospitals – Northland Mental Health – Export Credit Guarantees – Electricity Inquiry – Fruit Picker Shortage – Working Holiday Visas - Employment Bill Select Committee. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 June 2000 [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00046.htm


Paying For Peace - Goff On The Solomons

- Before Question time today the Minister of Foreign Affairs Phil Goff sought leave to make a Ministerial statement on recent events in the Solomon Islands. The following is a paraphrased record of the discussion. See... Solomon Islands Ministerial Statement & Response [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00045.htm


Turning The Charm On Businesses

- Prime Minister Helen Clark is turning up the charm on businesses - sending a letter about the ERB to over 10,000 small companies. See... Turning The Charm On Businesses [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00044.htm


Scoop Opinion: Prebble On Defence

- “In the space of a few days the coalition's foreign policy and defence position has been proved to be wanting. As I write, a navy frigate has sailed to the Solomons, the very vessel that Labour and the Alliance say we do not need.” ACT Leader Richard Prebble. See... Coalition Defence Stance Found Wanting - Prebble [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00228.htm


Scoop Business: Franks Sues Hoggard

- “I have arranged today for two shareholders in Fletcher Challenge to sue Mr Kerry Hoggard for the triple damages penalty payable under our insider trading law.” ACT’s Justice spokesman Stephen Franks arranges to sue Fletcher Challenge's former chairman. See... Fletcher Challenge Insider Trader To Be Sued [1] . Also see... Questions and Answers - ACT's Stephen Franks [2] both in the Parliament wire.

Shipley In Hospital

- Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley will be off work this week after being admitted to Wellington Hospital suffering chest discomfort. See... Statement from Wyatt Creech [1] . Prime Minister Helen Clark hopes Mrs Shipley will get well soon. See... PM wishes Leader of the Opposition speedy recovery [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00226.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00232.htm


Talking Down Coalition Differences

- The recent spat between coalition partners Labour and the Alliance was down-played by the Prime Minister Helen Clark yesterday. See... Clark Talks Down Coalition Differences [1] in the Headlines wire. The no surprises policy in the Labour/Alliance Coalition Agreement is no policy at all – and was made to be broken – intentionally or otherwise says NZ First Leader Winston Peters . See... Nos Surprises Policy - No Policy At All - Peters [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00038.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00216.htm


Rights For Victims Too

- The Victims' Rights Package of new legislation and $7.657 million over the next four years, announced by Justice Minister Phil Goff and Courts Minister Matt Robson yesterday, will at last give victims of crime in New Zealand a fairer deal. So says the Government. See... Government announces Victim's Rights Package [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00218.htm


Sutton In Washington

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton is to become the first minister from the Labour-Alliance coalition government to visit Washington DC. See... Sutton To Visit United States, Europe [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00231.htm


New UN Rep Announced

- New Zealand’s next Permanent Representative to the United Nations will be diplomat and international lawyer, Don MacKay, Foreign Minister Phil Goff, announced today. See... Don Mackay Appointed NZ's Permanent Rep To The UN [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00227.htm


Electricity Inquiry Report

- A recent report on the electricity inquiry suggests appointing an Ombudsman to impose fines on companies and compensate consumers. The Government will make a decision on how better to regulate the industry soon. See... Electricity Inquiry report released [1] . Also see National’s reaction…Electricity review will be a compromise [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00223.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00222.htm


New Restorative Justice Package

- Courts Minister Matt Robson and Justice Minister Phil Goff today announced funding for a package of measures that will give more victims of crime the option of restorative justice. See... Restorative justice package announced [1] in the Parliament wire. - NATIONAL - Home comforts for rapists [2] . - GREENS - Greens applaud restorative justice measures [3] . - NATIONAL- Govt needs balanced approach to crime [4] . - CHRISTIAN HERITAGE - Clayton’s Version Of Restorative Justice Introduced [5] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00188.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00185.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00195.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00192.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00030.htm


ERB Changes

- Yesterday's special meeting of Coalition Ministers to consider changes to the Employment Relations Bill must agree to another round of public submissions on the re-vamped Bill, says National. See... Changes to ERB must be open to public submissions [1] . Also see ACT on the ERB... Consultation Needed On Amendments To Bill [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00217.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00221.htm

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