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JUST POLITICS
The Costs Of Gliding In: Dunne Inquiry Widens
Modern Apprenticeship Pilot Programmes
Mataura Paper Mill Could Be Revived
Marrying Many - Margaret Wilson And Reverend Moon
Nick Smith Backs Pot Petition
JUSTICE WARS:
The Worst Performing Employment Minister
Report In On Jim’s Jobs Machine

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Anderton’s Eyes On Petrol Prices
Suspended Press Secretary Cleared – Sandra Lee On Moana Sinclair
Second Cancer Scare Leads To Health Board Sacking
Nuclear Waste Is A Coming Down – NZ Is Opposed
Spectrum Auction - On Again Off Again
Speechifying…

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JUST POLITICS

The Costs Of Gliding In: Dunne Inquiry Widens

- United New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, is broadening his investigation into public servants paid to commute to work, following the public response. See... Dunne Broadens Commuting Public Servants Inquiry [1] . Also see... Commuting Public Servants Cost $5.3 Million A Year [2] , both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00216.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00174.htm


Modern Apprenticeship Pilot Programmes

- Details of Modern Apprenticeship pilot programmes, which will provide on-job training for over 500 apprentices over the remainder of this year, will be announced next Thursday (20 July), Tertiary Education Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Modern Apprenticeship pilots announced Thursday [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00217.htm


Mataura Paper Mill Could Be Revived

- The Government could resuscitate the Mataura paper mill by committing to purchasing copy paper for all Government departments and Crown agencies from the Carter Holt Harvey plant, Green co-leader Rod Donald said today. See... Gov't Could Resuscitate Mataura Mill [1] . Also see... Mataura paper mill mothballing [2] , and... Job-machine in reverse [3] , both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00213.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00179.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00182.htm


Marrying Many - Margaret Wilson And Reverend Moon

- National's campaign to inform New Zealanders about the pitfalls of the changes to Matrimonial Property legislation has been stepped up with the launch of a website and a planned nationwide tour, says National's Womens Affairs spokesperson Anne Tolley. See... Wilson will marry more people than Reverend Moon [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00196.htm


Nick Smith Backs Pot Petition

- School Trustees Association President Owen Edgerton and National's Education spokesperson Nick Smith today launched a nationwide anti-dope petition [1] to get cannabis decriminalisation taken off the agenda. The Green Party today condemned the National Party's petition as a shameless effort to score cheap political points [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00205.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00215.htm


JUSTICE WARS:

- Ryall On Robson Matt Robson's statement that he will resign if privately managed prisons perform better than those run by the state gives hope to all New Zealanders, National's Justice spokesman Tony Ryall said today. See... Better prisons low priority on Robson's agenda [1] in the Parliament wire. - Franks On Robson - Correction Minister Matt Robson’s promise that he will resign if privately run prisons are more successful than public prisons shows that he doesn’t understand incentives, said ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks. See... Where Is Matt Robson’s ‘Open Mind’ Now? [2] in the Parliament wire. - Prebble On Goff - The attack on the Truth in Sentencing Bill by Minister of Justice, Phil Goff, is utter nonsense, said ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble. See... Truth In Sentencing Attack Is Utter Nonsense [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00204.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00214.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00197.htm


The Worst Performing Employment Minister

- ACT Employment Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman says Labour’s Steve Maharey is on course to becoming “the worst-performing Employment Minister the country has ever had”. See... Newman Slams “Disgraceful” Hike In Unemployment [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00201.htm


Report In On Jim’s Jobs Machine

- Today the Commerce Committee presented its report on the Economic Development (Industry New Zealand and Ministry of Economic Development) Bill to Parliament. See... Committee reports on Industry New Zealand Bill [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00199.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Anderton’s Eyes On Petrol Prices

- Alliance leader and Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says he will be keeping a very close eye on petrol prices over the next month. See... Close eye on petrol prices [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00212.htm


Suspended Press Secretary Cleared – Sandra Lee On Moana Sinclair

- “I note that a District Court Judge has now ruled in a reserved decision that Moana Sinclair was not an unlicensed driver, and that there was no power for the Police to do what they did in removing her from her vehicle at Foxton, in February.” For Alliance Deputy Leader Sandra Lee’s full statement see... Moana Sinclair [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00211.htm


Second Cancer Scare Leads To Health Board Sacking

- Health Minister Annette King today dismissed the Tairawhiti Healthcare Ltd board following Gisborne Hospital's announcement that 465 patients may have received incorrect test results of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests. See... Health Minister Dismisses Board [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00192.htm

Nuclear Waste Is A Coming Down – NZ Is Opposed

- New Zealand remains firmly opposed to all shipments through its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of nuclear materials, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. See... NZ opposes return of nuclear fuel shipment [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00200.htm


On Again Off Again

- The auction of the 2GHz spectrum has been postponed pending the Court of Appeal's decision on the appeals of the New Zealand Maori Council and Mrs Rangiaho Everton. See... Spectrum auction postponed for court action [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00203.htm


Speechifying…

- Ministers traditional school holiday activity is in full swing... See... Paul Swain [1] …..Michael Cullen [2] ...Phillida Bunkle [3] . For lots more speeches see... Local Government Conference coverage below.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00202.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00206.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00209.htm


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