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JUST POLITICS
Refugees Given A Booster
Gambling Review Announced-
Remembering The Korean War On TV
East Timor Gets Seized Clothes
ERB Fast-Tracked & Supported
Health Budget Under Pressure
Local Authority Reforms
NZ’s Greenhouse Gasses
Brains Continue To Drain
Local Government Reforms
Phil Goff Applauded

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Dover Samuels: The PM's Cover Up?
HARD NEWS IS HERE!
Scoop Business: US Friendly On Trade Talks

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JUST POLITICS

Refugees Given A Booster

- The Minister of Immigration, Lianne Dalziel, said that for the first time ever, the Government is to put money into housing refugee status claimants. See... Government offers housing for asylum seekers [1] . Also see... Support for asylum seekers [2] and... More money to clear backlog of refugee claimants [3] all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00526.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00525.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00527.htm


Gambling Review Announced-

The Government is to conduct a comprehensive review of gaming, the Minister of Internal Affairs Mark Burton announced today. See... Gaming Review Announced [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00522.htm


Remembering The Korean War On TV

- Minister for Ethnic Affairs Hon. George Hawkins said a documentary to be broadcast on Sky Television is an informative way to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War. See... Korean War, 50 Years Later [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00523.htm


East Timor Gets Seized Clothes

- A two-tonne shipment of clothing, seized by New Zealand Customs, will be donated to people in East Timor, Customs Minister Phillida Bunkle said today. See... Seized Clothing Bound for East Timor [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00521.htm


ERB Fast-Tracked & Supported

- The Green Party has agreed to support Labour's request for urgency on the Employment Relations Bill. See... Greens to support urgency over ERB [1] . Meanwhile, a group of workers will target busy Auckland intersections during rush hour next Monday to show their support for the Bill. See... Workers At The Crossroads [2] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00516.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00097.htm


Health Budget Under Pressure

- The Health Minister is under pressure to say why she failed to take into account the impact of massive pay claims from doctors and nurses that threaten to blow out the health budget. See... Massive Pay Claims Could Blow Health Budget [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00513.htm


Local Authority Reforms

- The Minister of Local Government Hon Sandra Lee says the Government has moved to kick start long-awaited local authority reforms, with a 50% boost in Budget funding for local government policy advice. See... Long-awaited local government reforms closer [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00519.htm


NZ’s Greenhouse Gasses

- The latest information on New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector shows the importance of improving the country's energy efficiency, Minister of Energy Pete Hodgson said today. See... Greenhouse gas emissions update released [1] . Meanwhile, the Minister of Energy Pete Hodgson leaves New Zealand tomorrow for Warsaw, Poland, to represent New Zealand at international ministerial meetings on climate change and democracy. See... Hodgson to Warsaw for climate change meeting [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00518.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00520.htm


Brains Continue To Drain

- “New Zealanders are failing to heed Mr. Anderton's clarion call to come home” National's Immigration spokeswoman Marie Hasler said today. See... Brain Drain bucks economic trends [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00515.htm


Local Government Reforms

- The Minister of Local Government Hon Sandra Lee says the Government has moved to kick start long-awaited local authority reforms, with a 50% boost in Budget funding for local government policy advice. See... Long-awaited local government reforms closer [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00514.htm


Phil Goff Applauded

- “I applaud Justice Minister Phil Goff’s announced review of the Police Complaints Authority structure and operation”, said ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks. See... Phil Goff Should Be Applauded [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00509.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Dover Samuels: The PM's Cover Up?

- New information about the wide-ranging contacts between the Labour Party and the family of the woman involved in the Dover Samuels affair has shown the Prime Minister's judgement to be far more compromised than we first believed, says Acting Opposition Leader Wyatt Creech. See... Extent Of PM's Cover-Up Revealed [1] in the Parliament wire. For further reaction and Scoop's coverage of the crisis see below. - CHRISTIAN HERITAGE - Cullen’s Comments On MPs Sad Commentary [2] . - NATIONAL - Who is the real victim of Samuels affair ? [3] - SCOOP - Young Woman Needs Counseling Says Relative [4] - SCOOP - NEWSFLASH: Samuels Denies Sex Allegations [5] - PM - The Hon Dover Samuels - PM's Statement [6] - NATIONAL - PM covers up Samuels allegations [7] - SCOOP - NEWSFLASH: Dover Samuels Stood Down [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00529.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00095.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00504.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00096.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00085.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00483.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00485.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00084.htm


HARD NEWS IS HERE!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, I was getting sick of weeks of patting the business community on the head and taking its temperature - and, lo, along came a whole new agenda. See... HARD NEWS 23/6/00 - Uncomfortably Shagged [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00104.htm


Scoop Business: US Friendly On Trade Talks

- The relationship between New Zealand and the United States was warm and friendly, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. Mr Sutton is the first minister from the Labour-Alliance coalition government to formally visit Washington DC. See... United States Positive On Trade With NZ: Sutton [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00524.htm


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