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NZ First On The ERB
Super Dump – Waste Strategy Needed - Greens
Women & Alcohol -
NZ Free Trade With Singapore
ERB: You’re Still Not Listening – Employers
Wilson Backs Down On Matrimonial Property Law
Cancel Third World Debt
What They’re Doing This Week
Education Council Proposed-
More On The Super Stoush
TVNZ Sponsorship Review
Tamihere Should Go
Conservation Values Too Rigid Says Dunne
Info Sharing Of Violent Offenders
What Happened At ACT’s Conference
Cullen: No Capital Gains Tax For Property

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Sludge On Samuels, Jerusalem & Jeremiah
Cancer Inquiry Extended
Dover Samuels: PM Denies Leaking Rape Allegtions
Defence Misleads Govt. On Orions
Parliament Back This Week

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NZ First On The ERB

- “With the passing of the Employment Relations Bill the Government is giving the union movement a monopoly over collective agreements. This is totally unnecessary and unfair,” said New Zealand First Industrial Spokesperson, Mr Peter Brown MP. See...Union Movement Wants NZers To Act Like Sheep [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00365.htm


Super Dump – Waste Strategy Needed - Greens

- Green MP Ian Ewen-Street today said the Green Party strongly opposed the proposed superdump in Waipara, near Christchurch, saying that a national zero waste strategy was the only way to stop the issue resurfacing. See... National Waste Strategy Solution To Superdumps [1] in the Parliament wire. A 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 last week. See... Hikoi braves rain and wind and storms council [2] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00372.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00082.htm


Women & Alcohol -

She has a glass or two of wine and feels it go straight to her head. He has the same amount to drink and feels fine. Researchers confirm something many women have always suspected - it takes less alcohol for a woman to feel tipsy than it does for a man, and it's not all to do with body size. For more of this, see the ... ALAC [1] report in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0007/S00050.htm


NZ Free Trade With Singapore

- GATT Watchdog has written to Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry and its High Commissioner in Wellington requesting a copy of the draft text of the free trade agreement being negotiated between New Zealand and Singapore. See... Fair Trade Group Seeks Draft Free Trade Agreement [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00090.htm


ERB: You’re Still Not Listening – Employers

- Despite the reassurances of the Prime Minister that Government would listen to business concerns over the Employment Relations Bill, any evidence of this has failed to materialize, says the Employers & Manufacturers Association. See... Government failing to listen on ERB [1] in the Parliament wire. Also see... Process Needed To Fully Inform Business On ERB [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00083.htm


Wilson Backs Down On Matrimonial Property Law

- “Margaret Wilson’s back down on some issues in the matrimonial property legislation is a victory for traditional marriage”, says Christian Heritage party leader Graham Capill. See... Hon. Margaret Wilson’s Back Down [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00086.htm


Cancel Third World Debt

- The call for the cancellation of Third World debt will be very loud this weekend. Supporters of the international Jubilee 2000 will put the heat on G8 leaders, meeting in Okinawa, Japan from July 21-23. The Group is made up of the USA, UK, Italy, France, ... See... Debt Decision Day, July 23 [1] in the wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00084.htm


What They’re Doing This Week

– Scoop will update media diaries for New Zealand Ministers as they come to hand. See... Dr Michael Cullen [1] , Jim Sutton [2] , Matt Robson [3] , Trevor Mallard [4] and Paul Swain [5] all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00363.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00362.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00369.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00367.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00361.htm


Education Council Proposed-

-A proposed new Education Council will have a significant impact on the quality of children's learning, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today. See... Government proposal to improve quality of learning [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00360.htm


More On The Super Stoush

- Helen Clark may have broken her own speed record for rejecting policies developed by her colleagues” National's Finance Spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Clark sharpens axe for Cullen's not-Super scheme [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00359.htm


TVNZ Sponsorship Review

- TVNZ's decision to review the sponsorship of programmes could see taxpayers footing the bill, or programmes which are currently sponsored draining resources away from other local programming, says National's Katherine Rich. See... Who will pay for TVNZ's anti-sponsorship move? [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00358.htm


Tamihere Should Go

- Recent developments in the John Tamihere case will test whether the Labour Government, under Helen Clark’s leadership, is really setting any standard of accountability in New Zealand says NZ First leader Winston Peters. See... Helen Clark’s First Big Test: Tamihere Must Go [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00355.htm


Conservation Values Too Rigid Says Dunne

- Mr Dunne told the annual conference of the New Zealand Recreational Fishing Council in Nelson last Friday that New Zealanders' rights to enjoy the environment were running an unacceptable second to rigid conservation values. See... United Wants Department Of Conservation Abolished [1] in the Parliament wire. The sentiments behind United leader Peter Dunne's call for the abolition of the Department of Conservation are understandable, but his solution is unnecessary. The law does not need to change, but DoC's performance does says a group committed to the public access. See... Whack, Don't Scrap Doc. [2] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00354.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00087.htm


Info Sharing Of Violent Offenders

- Women’s Affairs Minister Laila Harré has agreed to share strategies and information with her Australian counterparts to help prevent domestic violence against women and children. See... NZ and Australia agree on strategies for women [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00353.htm


What Happened At ACT’s Conference

- The ACT Caucus, having looked at where New Zealand is today, six years after it was set up, believes what it said in 1994 is still true today. We said in 1994 that New Zealand is at a Crossroads: See... ACT - Post Caucus Retreat Paper [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00352.htm


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

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Sludge On Samuels, Jerusalem & Jeremiah


- In Today’s Edition: Dover Samuels – And did those feet in ancient time…Jerusalem And Jeremiah - Speight Deep In It –- A Panegyric On The Role Of The Official Spokesperson (From A Grumpy Hack) See... Sludge Report #24 – Jerusalem and Jeremiah [1] in the Headlines wire.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00113.htm


Cancer Inquiry Extended

- The Gisborne Cervical cancer inquiry has been given a three week extension Health Minister Annette King said today. See... NEWSFLASH: Three Week Extension To Cancer Inquiry [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00112.htm


Dover Sameuls: PM Denies Leaking Rape Allegtions

– Prime Minister Helen Clark has categorically denied knowledge of new rape allegations made against former Maori Affairs Minister Dover Samuels, after Mr Samuels blamed her office for leaking the claims. See... Keep Your Head Down Dover Says Clark [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00111.htm


Defence Misleads Govt. On Orions

- A report released today by researcher Nicky Hager shows that defence has been presenting deliberately misleading information to try to win government approval for new combat equipment for the Air Force's Orions. See... Orion Report Shows Defence Is Misleading Public [1] in the Politics wire. For the FULL REPORT, see... Project Sirius - Why it should be cancelled [2] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00089.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00109.htm


Parliament Back This Week

- Parliament resumes this week and Scoop will provide up to the minute coverage. To see the latest releases, click on the Parliament [1] wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/parliament.htm


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