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JUST POLITICS
Cullen: No Capital Gains Tax For Property
Marian Hobbs Under Fire For Biosecurity Management
ACT Press Conference Today
Greens On Free Trade
International Health Conference
Dollar & Business Confidence Fall
The Hikoi For The Dump
New Treaty Settlement Policy

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here
Reaction To The Universal Benefit Idea
GE Trees Should Be Stopped – Greens

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JUST POLITICS

Cullen: No Capital Gains Tax For Property

- Revenue Minister Michael Cullen today explicitly ruled out any intention by the Government to introduce a capital gains tax on real property transactions. See... Capital gains tax on property not on agenda Cullen [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00342.htm


Marian Hobbs Under Fire For Biosecurity Management

- The Government's cop-out on bee mites last week appears to have stemmed from the Minister of Biosecurity's preoccupation with greenie issues, National's Gavan Herlihy said today. See... Hobbs Overlooked Importance Of Agricultural Sector [1] . Meanwhile, National's Biosecurity spokesperson, David Carter, says Marian Hobbs' new found enthusiasm for instant fines for biosecurity infringements demonstrates, yet again, that she is out of touch with her portfolio. See... Another Fumble From Bumbling Minister [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00344.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00343.htm


ACT Press Conference Today

- Leader of the ACT Party, Richard Prebble, and ACT Party President, Sir Roger Douglas, will hold a joint press conference tomorrow at the completion of the three day Caucus ACTion Retreat. Prebble’s high profile leadership strategy is expected to have come under criticism. See... ACT Caucus Retreat Press Conference [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00332.htm


Greens On Free Trade

- The Green Party is urging the minority Labour led Government to reconsider its endorsement of the former National Government's trade liberalisation stance. See... Minority Government must think again on trade [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00337.htm


International Health Conference

– A number of conferences, involving Ministers from Australia and New Zealand, are being held at the Park Royal Hotel in Wellington from 25-28 July inclusive. See... International Health conference in Wellington [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00336.htm


Dollar & Business Confidence Fall

- The falling New Zealand dollar is yet another sign of the collapse in investor confidence in New Zealand, said ACT leader Richard Prebble. See... It’s Got To Be The Longest Hangover Ever! [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00331.htm


The Hikoi For The Dump

- The Hikoi organised to protest EnviroWaste's plans for a huge MegaDump near Meremere braved rain and wind, marching 50 kilometres from the proposed site at Huntly Downs valley all the way to Ngarawhahia Council chambers. See... Hikoi braves rain and wind and storms council [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00082.htm


New Treaty Settlement Policy

- Margaret Wilson has announced a new set of rules for Treaty of Waitangi claims settlements [1] . National's Georgina te Heuheu says Wilson's guiding principles are nothing new [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00314.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00334.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The All Blacks, up three tries and 24 points to nil after eight minutes of a painfully important test match. See... HARD NEWS 21/7/00 - Test Metaphor Football [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00106.htm

Reaction To The Universal Benefit Idea

- Suggestions that a Universal Benefit will simplify the benefit system are wishful thinking, National's Work and Income spokesperson Belinda Vernon said today. See... K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Steve) [1] . “Vague indications by the Minister of Social Services and Employment, Steve Maharey, of a move to a universal benefit are doomed, and will cost hundreds of millions of dollars’’ says ACT Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman. See... Universal Benefit Doomed [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00335.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00333.htm


GE Trees Should Be Stopped – Greens

- Greenpeace today called on Environment Minister Marian Hobbs to put a stop to the field trial application for genetically engineered trees, currently being considered by ERMA (Environmental Risk Management Authority). This request was stated in a letter ... See... Marian, Don’t Make Moratorium A Mockery [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00080.htm

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