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JUST POLITICS
Capill On Marital Reform
Farmers On The ERB
ALRANZ On Dover Samuels
Anderton “Throwing Money” At Jobs Machine
Tizard Effectively Removed From Heart Of The Nation
Police Responding To Burglaries – Time Cut
Health Screening Programme Remains Nationally Managed
Scoop Business: Telecom On The Kiwi Share
Women In The Public Service
Anderton Hosts Future Leaders
Industrial Hemp On Trial
Maternity Unit To Close
Eating Breakfast For Education

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Petrol Prices: Anderton Responds To Oil Companies
Govt. Betrayal On GE Labeling?
Banks Must Do Better – Bunkle
Scoop Is In The House - Today's Questions
Scoop Opinion: Rankin On MMP

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JUST POLITICS


Capill On Marital Reform

- Christian Heritage Party Leader Graham Capill has joined the chorus of people and organisations questioning whether Tim Barnett should be the chair of the Justice and Electoral Select Committee, which is examining the Matrimonial Property Amendment Bill. See... Tim Barnett Should Go [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00113.htm


Farmers On The ERB

- Federated Farmers is demanding that the Government does more than tinker at the edges of the Employment Relations Bill. See... Real Changes Needed To Erb: Federated Farmers [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00112.htm


ALRANZ On Dover Samuels

- ”The Samuels Affair is like waltzing through a minefield. However, ALRANZ supports Rape Crisis's condemnation of the inappropriate disclosure of Mr.Samuels' accuser within Parliament.” For more, see... ALRANZ: Comment on the Samuels Affair [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00111.htm


Anderton “Throwing Money” At Jobs Machine

- The Government is throwing money at its so-called jobs machine, Industry New Zealand, with no idea how it is being spent, where it is being spent and what the money will deliver, National Commerce spokesperson Lockwood Smith said today. See... Big money, no substance to Jim's job machine [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00449.htm


Tizard Effectively Removed From Heart Of The Nation

- Opposition Culture and Heritage spokesperson, Simon Upton, says that Judith Tizard's leadership of the Heart of the Nation project has been effectively terminated. See... Tizard Terminated [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00448.htm


Police Responding To Burglaries – Time Cut

- Burglary response times have been cut after Police were issued with a Government expectation that burglaries ought to be responded to within 24 hours. See... Burglary Response Times Cut [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00445.htm


Health Screening Programme Remains Nationally Managed

- Health Minister Annette King said today Cabinet papers already released made it clear national screening programmes would remain under national management, and would not be transferred to the control of district health boards. See... Screening Programmes will not be devolved to DHBs [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00443.htm


Scoop Business: Telecom On The Kiwi Share

- Telecom estimates it currently spends $100 million subsidising more than 200,000 customers by around $450 each a year through its Kiwi Share Obligation. See... $100 Million Annual Telecom Kiwi Share Subsidy [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00138.htm


Women In The Public Service

- The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, today announced a new study award - the Ria McBride Public Service Management Award - which is aimed at women who are working in the Public Service. See... New Award Opens Study Opportunities for Women [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00108.htm


Anderton Hosts Future Leaders

- Jim and Carol Anderton will be using Vogel house to host nine students from Christchurch Girls High School this weekend. The students are attending the Model UN conference to be held at Victoria University. See... Future leaders stay at Vogel house [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00441.htm


Industrial Hemp On Trial

- Customs Minister Phillida Bunkle has given her officials the go ahead to start negotiating with industry representatives to develop trial plots of industrial hemp. See... Approval in principle of industrial hemp trials [1] . Also see the Green’s response... Progress on hemp frustratingly slow [2] , both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00440.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00439.htm


Maternity Unit To Close

- “The Health Minister's plan to close down the Cornwall Suite maternity unit at National Women's Hospital is hypercritical, and denies the local community the choice they want,” National MPs Lynda Scott and Belinda Vernon said today. See... Health Minister double standard towards Auckland [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00438.htm


Eating Breakfast For Education

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard today lent his support to a campaign aimed at encouraging teenagers to eat a decent breakfast each day. See... Launch Of Get Going with Breakfast Campaign [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00437.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Petrol Prices: Anderton Responds To Oil Companies

- Responding to petrol companies justification for high petrol prices Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said 83% of petrol sold in New Zealand comes directly from crude oil imports and that there was no excuse to continue charging high petrol prices. See... Crude oil price cuts = petrol price cuts [1] in the Parliament wire. BP’s Managing Director Peter Griffiths has said Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton is being selective with his facts over why petrol is more expensive now than it was in February. See... BP Responds To Deputy PM [2] in the Business wire. Also see...Petrol more expensive despite lower crude prices [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00451.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00137.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00419.htm


Govt. Betrayal On GE Labeling?

- The Government looks ready to betray consumers by breaking their election promise to label all GE food, says Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley. See... Govt. ready to betray consumers on GE labelling [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00447.htm


Banks Must Do Better – Bunkle

- Banks need to smarten up their act in dealing with mental health consumers and people with disabilities, Consumer Affairs Minister Phillida Bunkle said today. See... Banks need to do better [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00450.htm


Scoop Is In The House - Questions And Answers

- Today's Questions concern: Dover And Al Morrison – Petrol Prices – Human Genes In Cows – Apprenticeships – Waikato SuperDump – Te Reo – Child Assaulters Prison Sentence – Fiji Immigration Office – Hepatitis C Compensation – Sharemarket Confidence. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 July [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00135.htm


Scoop Opinion: Rankin On MMP

- Submissions for the MMP Review are due in by Monday. The really important issue is the first part of part (c) of the terms of reference: “whether there should be a further referendum on changes to the electoral system.” See... Keith Rankin's Thursday Column: Referenda [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00134.htm


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