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JUST POLITICS
The ERB – Nats & Greens
Beehive Revamp Announced
New GST Rules For Aussie Based NZ Companies
New Rules For Multinationals
Sporting Inquiry Announced
Greens On Cell Phone Health
Re-Nationalised ACC Ready For Business
Boaties and Toilets
Childhood Focus In Pacific Education
Report On Elderly Launched

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Replacement To Be Picked For Samuels
Scoop World: Goff On Zimbabwe
Scoop Opinion: Dover, Kit & Natural Justice
Scoop Opinion: Jumping Into The Gene Pool
Scoop Is In The House - Questions Of The Day
Telecomms Draft Report - Detail


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The ERB – Nats & Greens

- “The thousands of people who made submissions for change to the Employment Relations Bill have been left in limbo by the Government,” says National. See... Business Kept In The Dark Over ERB Changes [1] . The Green Party said today it would make sure the Bill would protect the needs of workers, small business owners and community organisations. See... Balance crucial in employment relations [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00639.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00628.htm


Beehive Revamp Announced

- The Government’s plan for a $43 million revamp of the Beehive is detailed in a report from Parliamentary Services. See... Executive Wing (the Beehive) Refurbishment [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00635.htm


New GST Rules For Aussie Based NZ Companies

- New Zealand companies operating in Australia which have not been able to get an Australian Business Number by July 1, when Goods and Services Tax is introduced in Australia, will be issued with letters by the Australian Tax Office. See... New GST Measures For NZ Business In Australia [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00631.htm


New Rules For Multinationals

- The Minister for Trade Negotiations, Jim Sutton, today welcomed the adoption of updated Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, saying they reflect the priorities and concerns of the coalition government. See... Guidelines For Multinationals Agreed [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00630.htm


Sporting Inquiry Announced

- Sport, Fitness and Leisure Minister Trevor Mallard yesterday announced the terms of reference into the Government's Ministerial Taskforce into Sport, Fitness and Leisure. See... Announcement of Sport Review - Speech [1] . For Mr. Mallard’s speech see... Major review into sport, fitness and leisure [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00638.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00637.htm


Greens On Cell Phone Health

- Green MP Sue Kedgley today renewed her call for the Government to look at bringing in health warnings on cell phones, following new World Health Organisation recommendations to limit cell phone use. See... Renewed call for cell phone health warnings [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00629.htm


Re-Nationalised ACC Ready For Business

- ACC is primed and ready to take over work place accident cover from July 1st says Accident Insurance Minister Dr Michael Cullen. See... ACC ready for business [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00627.htm


Boaties and Toilets

- New rules on the discharge of untreated sewage from boats will apply from Saturday, July 1, the Minister for the Environment, Marian Hobbs, said today. See... New Rules For Boaties From Saturday [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00626.htm


Childhood Focus In Pacific Education

- The stronger Government focus on early childhood needs would lay a better foundation for Pacific peoples to get a better education, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said this evening. See... A Better Education Deal for Pacific Peoples [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00624.htm


Report On Elderly Launched

- The Prime Minister, Helen Clark, and the Minister for Senior Citizens, Lianne Dalziel, today launched two reports into New Zealand's contribution to the United Nations International Year of Older Persons 1999. See... Reports show value of older New Zealanders [1] . Also see... International Year of Older Persons - Speech [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00622.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00623.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Replacement To Be Picked For Samuels

- Former Minister of Maori Affairs Dover Samuels made an emotional statement in Parliament yesterday afternoon, shortly after Prime Minister Helen Clark announced she had sacked him. There is are now a range of possible contenders who are vying for his position. See... Dover Leaves With Dignity [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00154.htm


Scoop World: Goff On Zimbabwe

- “Even without a majority for the Opposition Movement for Democratic Change, last weekend's elections will permanently change the nature of Zimbabwean politics”, says Foreign Minister Phil Goff. See... Zimbabwe Elections [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00621.htm


Scoop Opinion: Dover, Kit & Natural Justice

- Everyone is entitled to the observance of the principles of natural justice. So says the NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990 - that's unless you are Dover Samuels or former Timberlands employee Kit Richards. John Howard writes. See... Howard’s End: What About The Rule Of Law? [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00153.htm


Scoop Opinion: Jumping Into The Gene Pool

- What else can I write about today, other than what may prove to be the most important event of the 21st century? This week, the first draft of the human genome project (HGP) has been completed. See... Keith Rankin - Reflecting on the Gene Pool [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00152.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- Today's Questions concern: Dover Samuels – Korea – Business Confidence x 2 – Tibet – Possums – Immunisation – ERB and Confidence - Youth Crime – Tony Blair’s Policies – Student Loans – University Deficits - Employment Committee Deliberations. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 29 June [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00156.htm

Telecomms Draft Report - Detail

– Following is the Press Statement, Qustion & Answers and an Executive Summary of the Government's draft report into Telecommunications. See... Telecommunications Inquiry Draft Report Released [1] in the Business wire. The report in its entirety is available at http://www.teleinquiry.govt.nz/

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00183.htm

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