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JUST POLITICS
Auditor General Airways Investigation Papers Requested
Greens Smell A Kyoto Compromise
Fisheries Bill Under Urgency
Tranz Rail Safety Inquiry Terms Released
Aussies Offer Advice On Super
Kiwis Seek Whale Protection
West Coast Accord Injustice Alleged By Westco-Lagan
Looking After Kids With Trusts
Wool Board McKinsey’d
Ministers Looking At Lifestyle
Schools And Examinations

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Dover Samuels Is Sacked
Urgency Continues – No Questions – No Members Day
Scoop Images: Jim And The EU


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JUST POLITICS

Auditor General Airways Investigation Papers Requested

- The SOE Minister should immediately release the Trumper papers which have been subject to an inquiry by the Auditor-General, said the New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... Minister At Odds With Trumper Over Airways Papers [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00595.htm


Greens Smell A Kyoto Compromise

- New Zealand is pushing to maximise loopholes in the Kyoto climate change protocol that would allow industrialised countries to avoid cutting fossil fuel emissions by planting trees, says Jeanette Fitzsimons, Green Party Co-Leader. See... NZ pushes for loopholes in Kyoto protocol [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00593.htm


Fisheries Bill Under Urgency

- ACT Fisheries Spokesman Rodney Hide today said that it was outrageous that the Government was ripping property rights off fishermen to settle Treaty of Waitangi Claims. See... Government Rips Property Rights Off Fishermen [1] . “Either National's hypocrisy is bottomless or it is in the grip of mass amnesia,” acting Fisheries Minister Michael Cullen has replied. See... National's hypocrisy bottomless - Cullen [2] . Meanwhile The New Zealand Seafood Industry Council says it is dismayed that the Government has chosen to railroad through a piece of fisheries legislation that denies fishermen natural justice. See... Cullen Gets Tangled In A Net Of Shonky Logic [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00609.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00603.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00597.htm


Tranz Rail Safety Inquiry Terms Released

- Labour Minister Margaret Wilson today announced the terms of reference for a ministerial inquiry into the safety practices and standards of Tranz Rail. See... Minister Announces Tranz Rail Safety Inquiry [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00602.htm


Aussies Offer Advice On Super

- An Australian superannuation specialist says that New Zealand should at least look at the Australian experience when developing a national superannuation framework for the future. See... AMP On Super: New Zealand Can Learn From Australia [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00116.htm


Kiwis Seek Whale Protection

- Wellington, 26th June 2000: Greenpeace will today present the Hon. Sandra Lee, Minister of Conservation a petition containing 104,223 signatures calling for the establishment of a Global Whale Sanctuary. See... 104,223 Kiwis say Yes to Global Whale Sanctuary [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00113.htm


West Coast Accord Injustice Alleged By Westco-Lagan

- Forestry Minister Pete Hodgson has deliberately ignored the judgement of the High Court and the Appeal Court and distorted the status of the West Coast Accord in denying just compensation to parties which will lose valuable property rights following the abolition of the Accord. See... Govt Deliberately Denies Justice To Save Money [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00112.htm


Looking After Kids With Trusts

- Michael Cullen's proposal to put a flat, final 33% tax on the beneficiary income of children shows that he doesn't understand the importance of trusts to ordinary New Zealanders, according to National MP Annabel Young. See... Flat 33% Tax on Children hits Ordinary New Zealand [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00608.htm


Wool Board McKinsey’d

- Last year another McKinsey report was the key factor leading to reform in the Dairy Industry. Today a report into the Wool Board is being welcomed by the opposition. See... Wool Industry Restructuring Is Welcome News [1] for National and... Giant Leap Forward For Wool Industry [2] for ACT’s view, both in the Parliament wire. One of New Zealand's largest private wool businesses, Wrightson Ltd, is also happy with the report. See.. Wrightson Supports Mckinsey Aims [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00613.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00606.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00175.htm


Ministers Looking At Lifestyle

- Sport, Fitness and Leisure Minister Trevor Mallard will this evening announce details of the Ministerial Taskforce into Sport, Fitness and Leisure. See... Sport, Fitness and Leisure taskforce announcement [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00601.htm


Schools And Examinations

- The Principal of Auckland Grammar says he will give his students the option of doing an international British examination because the proposed new assesment system is not rigourous enough. ACT ‘s education spokesperson Donna Awatere Huata says she supports the move. See... Schools Bid To Use International Exam Supported [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00586.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Dover Samuels Is Sacked

- The Prime Minister Helen Clark has held a press conference announcing she is sacking Minister of Maori Affairs Dover Samuels. See... PM Sacks Dover Samuels [1] in the Headlines wire. For the PM’s full statement See... Dover Samuels [2] in the Parliament wire. Reacting to the decision, NZ First Leader Winston Peters is standing by Mr. Samuels - and criticisng the PM. See... What More Does Helen Clark Now Know... ? [3] in the Parliament wire. The decision comes after Mr. Samuels refused to resign after a two-hour meeting with Helen Clark last night.
DOVER SAMUELS FULL COVERAGE:
- SCOOP - NEWSFLASH: Clark Expected To Sack Samuels [4]
- SCOOP - NEWSFLASH: Dover Deadlock [5]
- NATIONAL- Clark's indecision has made crisis [6]
- NATIONAL - Clark Fails To Tell The Dover Story Straight [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00147.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00614.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00617.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00141.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00137.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00596.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00591.htm

Urgency Continues – No Questions – No Members Day

- Parliament is not expected to have a members day today, or questions, as a result of a filibuster by the opposition on the Fisheries Amendment Bill. See... SCP HOUSE: House May Rise Early Today [1] in the Headlines wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00143.htm


Scoop Images: Jim And The EU

- More postcards from Minister of Trade Negotiations Jim Sutton, this time pictured with European Union trade commissioner Pascal Lamy - sombre and smiling. See... Scoop Images: Jim Sutton In Europe [1] in the Headlines wire. For Jim Sutton’s release on his European discussions see... Export Subsidies Must Go: Sutton [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00142.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00604.htm

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