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JUST POLITICS
National On Cullen On Super
Govt, Greens Double Standards On ERB
Hobbs On GE And Trade
Peters On Accountability
Wassup With The Petrol Prices?
ACT Vs Mother Earth Round One
Bridging The Digital Divide
Photos Of Pig Cruelty
Child Safety Tightened
Varroa Mite Debate Called
Hobbs On Biosecurity

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Minor Cabinet Reshuffle
Scoop Images: Parekura Takes His Seat
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Scoop Images: Private Manning On His Way Home
Samuels Reveals Name Of Accuser
Dunne Warns Against Email Monitoring

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Private Manning is escorted home with a guard of honour...


JUST POLITICS

National On Cullen On Super

- National's Finance Spokesperson Bill English has today welcomed a more constructive approach from Dr Cullen on the issue of superannuation. See... Show us the details Minister! [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00424.htm


Govt, Greens Double Standards On ERB

- New Zealand First has accused the Government and its “lapdogs” the Greens of being anti-democratic over taking urgency with the Employment Relations Bill. See... Govt. & Green Double Standards Over ERB [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00422.htm


Hobbs On GE And Trade

- Minister Of The Environment Marian Hobbs spoke today on ‘Globalisation of Environmental and Food Safety Issues’. Fpr the full transcript... Globalisation of Environment & Food Safety Issues [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00421.htm


Peters On Accountability

- Winston Peters leader of New Zealand First speaks to the Warkworth“ District Grey Power Association about how the Government has lived up to its promises of accountability. See... Peters Tells Clark To Practise What You Preach [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00423.htm


Wassup With The Petrol Prices?

- The Deputy Prime Minister is calling for lower petrol prices following data that shows petrol prices are 14% higher now than they were in February despite crude oil prices being 2% lower now than they were then. Petrol more expensive despite lower crude prices [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00419.htm


ACT Vs Mother Earth Round One

- In an exchange of letters today the Green and ACT Parties have launched a battle for the hearts and minds of Coromandel voters. See... Jeanette To Richard Prebble [1] and Prebble’s Response [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00413.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00418.htm


Bridging The Digital Divide

- Implementation of electronic government in New Zealand offers a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to bridge the gap between the “haves and have nots” in New Zealand society the Mayor of Papakura, Mr David Hawkins, said today. See... Digital Divide A Major Social Issue For NZ [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00104.htm


Photos Of Pig Cruelty

- Animal rights activists say they will reveal disturbing new photos of pig cruelty during a protest outside the Pork Industry conference tomorrow. See... Activists to release new pig cruelty photos [1] in the wire. Meanwhile Jim Sutton has been talking to the Pork Industry. See... Pork Speech [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00103.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00415.htm


Child Safety Tightened

- The Government is set to tighten up on the safety of children in residential care . See... Govt to tighten up on safety of children in care [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00410.htm


Varroa Mite Debate Called

- ACT New Zealand called for a snap debate today on the Government’s decision not to eradicate the Varroa Bee Mite. See... Government Procrastination Criticised [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00409.htm


Hobbs On Biosecurity

- “Farmers have reason to be concerned while Marian Hobbs continues in the role of Minister of Biosecurity,” National's Rural Affairs Spokesman Shane Ardern said today. See... Hobbs' ineptitude worrying sign for future [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00407.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Minor Cabinet Reshuffle

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that Hon Parekura Horomia had officially assumed his responsibilities as Minister of Maori Affairs, following the signing of his ministerial warrant by the Governor General at Government House. See... PM: Minor reallocation of Cabinet responsiblities [1] and Updated Ministerial List - Who Does What [2] , both in the Parliament wire. Reaction: - PHILLIDA BUNKLE - Bunkle Delighted With Change [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00417.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00416.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00414.htm


Scoop Images: Parekura Takes His Seat

- Yesterday first-time MP Parekura Horomia took his new seat in Parliament as Minister Of Maori Affairs after he replaced the scandal-plagued former Minister, Dover Samuels. Images from IMAGE TIME See... Scoop Images: Horomia Takes His Place As Minister [1] in the Headlines wire. Also see... Parekura Horomia appointed Maori Affairs Minister [2] in the Parliament wire. Alliance Candidate for the position Sandra Lee [3] , ACT Maori Affairs spokeswoman Donna Awatere Huata [4] and the 25 iwi represented by the Treaty Tribes Coalition [5] have all offered their congratulations to Horomia.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00127.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00390.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00396.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00400.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00095.htm


Scoop Is In The House - Questions And Answers

- Today's Questions concern: Adult Literacy – Dover Samuels And Al Morrison – John Tamihere – Housing Women’s Refuges – Humans, Cows And Maori – Homework Centres – Rural NZ – Heart Of The Nation – Pacific Island Consultations – Maternity Care – Construction Contracts - ERB . See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – July 26 [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00129.htm


Scoop Images: Private Manning On His Way Home

- Carried from East Timor on board a Royal New Zealand Air Force C130 Hercules, the body of the soldier killed in action yesterday, Private Leonard Manning, Bravo Company, 2nd 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, arrives in Darwin this afternoon. See... Scoop Images: Private Manning On His Way Home [1] in the Headlines wire. Meanwhile, pressure must be put on the Indonesian government to deal with rogue military elements in West Timor after the killing says Green MP Keith Locke. See... Greens say Goff must put pressure on Indonesia [2] in the Parliament wire. The Indonesia Human Rights Committee echoes the call. See... Government should be stronger in its condemnation [3] in the International wire. Also see the Prime Minister's Statement [4] to the family of Private Leonard Manning.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00124.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00405.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00133.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00385.htm


Samuels Reveals Name Of Accuser

- Rape Crisis said that Dover Samuels had misused his position as a Member of Parliament by disclosing the name of the young woman concerned in the House today. See... Rape Crisis - Misuse of Parliamentary Privilege [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00102.htm

Dunne Warns Against Email Monitoring

- United New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, is extremely wary of Government plans to allow interception of e-mail correspondence. See... E-Mail Interception Plans Step Down Slippery Slope [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00411.htm


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