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Magnum Will Not Be Prosecuted – Winston Outraged
The Unlucky Minister
Housing Bill In The House
Canterbury Apprenticeships
Laughing Over Cannabis Target
Defence Discussions Across The Ditch
Caring For Our Bacon
U-Turn Alert From ACT On NZSO
Suicide Stats Better But Still Bad

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
More Money For Kiwi Mussos
NZ More Confident – But Still A Bit Gloomy
Upton On The Treaty
GE Food Labeling Decision Today
Speechifying…

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Magnum Will Not Be Prosecuted – Winston Outraged

- The Serious Fraud Office decision NOT to prosecute over the Magnum transaction is a total disgrace, said the New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... SFO Accepts Corporate Tax Fraud [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00458.htm


The Unlucky Minister

- Don't rush out and buy a Lotto ticket Judith," is the advice of Albany MP Murray McCully to Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard, at the end of a difficult week. See... Don't buy a Lotto ticket Judith [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00470.htm


Housing Bill In The House

- Green Party Social Services Spokesperson Sue Bradford welcomed the Housing Restructuring (Income-Related Rents) Amendment Bill's progress through Parliament today, saying it was one of the best government initiatives in more than a decade. See... Greens add key clause to housing bill [1] . Tony Ryall is less than impressed See... Sue Bradford sells out beneficiaries [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00469.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00464.htm


Canterbury Apprenticeships

- Clayton Cosgrove, Member of Parliament for Waimakariri said “Tomorrow’s first Modern Apprenticeships launch by Woolpro is good news for Canterbury business, and good news for Canterbury young people.” See... Canterbury benefits from Apprentice Programme [1] in the Parliament wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00461.htm


Laughing Over Cannabis Target

- Government talk of halving cannabis use by 2005 is laughable while decriminalisation remains on the agenda, National Education spokesperson Nick Smith said today. See... Govt Cannabis Target Laughable [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00460.htm


Defence Discussions Across The Ditch

- Australian Defence Minister John Moore opened his press conference with Mark Burton today calling him “Mike”. See... Joint Press Conference: Mark Burton And John Moore [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00459.htm


Caring For Our Bacon

- Green MP Sue Kedgley today welcomed the shift in attitude of the Pork Board over battery farming of pigs but said simply reducing the use of sow crates was not nearly enough. See... Pork Board 'changes' superficial - Kedgley [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00455.htm


U-Turn Alert From ACT On NZSO

- “Is the Prime Minister’s stern financial warning to the NZSO a sign that she is doing another U-turn on Arts policy?” says ACT Arts, Culture and Heritage spokesman Penny Webster. See... NZSO Announcement A Policy U-turn [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00453.htm


Suicide Stats Better But Still Bad

- While the rate of youth suicide has decreased slightly for the third year in a row, too many young New Zealanders are still taking their own lives. See... Youth Suicide Statistics [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0007/S00056.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

More Money For Kiwi Mussos

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Helen Clark, said today that the New Zealand On Air Fourth Phase project will enable New Zealanders to hear more of their own music on the nation's airwaves. See... New Zealand On Air project boosts NZ music [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00472.htm


NZ More Confident – But Still A Bit Gloomy

“The recent pick-up in business confidence reflects the underlying strength in the economy and should continue as the export recovery gathers momentum,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Confidence rebound should continue – Cullen [1] in the Parliament wire. - DEUTSCHE BANK - NBNZ Business Confidence Survey - July 2000 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00471.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00146.htm


Upton On The Treaty

- The Treaty of Waitangi is 160 years young and only beginning to hit its straps in terms of its ability to influence our national destiny in ways entirely unforeseen by its reckless early Victorian signatories. Upton-on-line: Treaty Troubles [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00463.htm


GE Food Labeling Decision Today

- Health Ministers from Australia and New Zealand are attending their annual conference in Wellington New Zealand. See... Health Ministers attend annual conference [1] in the Parliament wire. 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 [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00462.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00447.htm


Speechifying…

See... NZ Broadcasting School - Hon. Marian Hobbs Speech [1] -NZ Engineering Union Conference – Hon. Margaret Wilson [2] , both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00468.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00466.htm


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