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JUST POLITICS
Community Employment Change Stalls Closing The Gaps
Select Committee Business
ACT On Early Release Of Crims Bungle
Marital Property Website
ACT Caucus Meets Next Week
Lee On Southern Whale Sanctuary
Prebble Welcomes Support For Maori Accountability
Sinclair Decision Raises Drivers License Questions
Call For Local Govt Review Endorsed -
What Is Sustainable Development?
Two Decades Of Decreasing Uni Funding
Anderton’s Eyes On Petrol Prices

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Opinion: A New Environmentalim Needed
Spectrum Auction Back On
West Coast Select Committee Hearing Report
The Report David Caygill Should Have Written

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JUST POLITICS

Community Employment Change Stalls Closing The Gaps

- The Government has pushed ahead with a change to the Community Employment Group scheme - despite being warned the move was likely to set the “closing the gaps” agenda back by up to two years says National. See... Government's Decision Offensive To Common-Sense [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00232.htm


Select Committee Business

– There were three committee meetings this week. Two of these were in the South Island. The other one was in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business 7 to 14 July 2000 [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00231.htm


ACT On Early Release Of Crims Bungle

- Replies to two parliamentary written questions lodged by, ACT’s Police spokesperson Ken Shirley, show that since 1995 24,607 prisoner served less than 50% of their sentence and of those 14% went on to commit murder, rape, burglary or robbery [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00230.htm


Marital Property Website

- “Do you know anyone living in a de facto relationship? Well, they are getting married on the 1st of July next year! You didn't know? Well, neither do they!” National promotes a new website on the Government’s marital property law changes. See... New website on Relationship Bill [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00229.htm


ACT Caucus Meets Next Week

- The ACT Parliamentary Party is holding a three day Caucus in Auckland next week, said ACT Leader Richard Prebble. See... ACT – Setting The Agenda [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00228.htm


Lee On Southern Whale Sanctuary

- Working towards a South Pacific whale sanctuary” is the title of an article written by Minister of Conservation Sandra Lee . Ms Lee comments on last week's International Whaling Commission annual conference. See... Waiheke Gulf News feature (pages 9-10) Sandra Lee [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00227.htm


Prebble Welcomes Support For Maori Accountability

- ACT Leader Richard Prebble has welcomed the show of support for his questioning of the accountability Maori welfare providers from Te Puni Kokiri head Dr Ngatata Love. See... ACT Welcomes Support From Te Puni Kokiri [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00225.htm


Sinclair Decision Raises Drivers License Questions

- United New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, says the District Court's decision in the case of former Alliance press secretary, Moana Sinclair, raises fresh questions about the Government's review of the driver's licence system. See... Court Decision Raises Fresh Questions [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00223.htm


Call For Local Govt Review Endorsed -

The Northern Employers & Manufacturers Association is endorsing Local Government New Zealand's call for a review of asset depreciation under the Local Government Act. See... Local government assets review backed [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00054.htm


What Is Sustainable Development?

- “ Sustainable development combines social, cultural, economic and ecological considerations within an ecological paradigm called environmental conservation.” Haikai Tane writes a paper on Sustainable Development in the South Pacific.See... Colonial Myths - Cultural Realities [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00053.htm


Two Decades Of Decreasing Uni Funding

- Government funding per equivalent full-time university student has declined by 36 per cent since 1980, according to a report released today by the Association of University Staff (AUS) and NZ Vice-Chancellors' Committee (NZVCC). See... Two Decades Of Decline Continues [1] . For an abstract of the report, see... NZ University Funding Over The Last Two Decades [2] , both in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0007/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0007/S00015.htm


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


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Opinion: A New Environmentalim Needed

- “This e-mail snip below records some comments from an academic (name deleted because I am now more and more concerned about the tactics of some environmental zealots to attack the messenger rather than the message, Prime Ministers included).” Activist Chris Perley writes. See... The need for a new environmentalism [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00055.htm


Spectrum Auction Back On

- The Government's troubled 3-G cellular telephony spectrum auction sputtered back to life this morning, with Round 7 of the auction this morning revealing new bidders, including Fay Richwhite-backed Jump. See... Spectrum Auction Back On Again [1] in the Headlines wire. The auction, which has attracted bids of just $34 million, is a major economic setback [2] for New Zealand, says ACT.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00224.htm


West Coast Select Committee Hearing Report

- The Government cannot tell if native logging on the West Coast is sustainable because it has denied a public request for a socio-economic impact study. John Howard reports. See... Coasters Vent Grievances At Meeting [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00075.htm

The Report David Caygill Should Have Written

- Simon Terry and Associates report into the monopoly profits earned by New Zealand’s line companies has become something of a cause celebre this week. See... Lining Up The Charges - Executive Summary [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00072.htm

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