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Anderton On Todd On Coke
Scoop Is In The House
ERB WARS ROUND TWO: Better Than Ever
More Skeletons In Dover’s Closet
Toddler Abuses Under Parliament Scrutiny
Reaction To An "Architectural" Tax Inquiry
Paul Holmes Show Gets Pat On Back
Alien Abduction Alleged

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Anderton On Todd On Coke

- The New Zealand Olympic Committee should give Mark Todd the opportunity to refute or deny allegations of cocaine and exclude him if he won't, Alliance leader Jim Anderton says. See... NZOC should take strong stand on Todd [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00020.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: John Tamihere – Baby Bashing – Special Education – ERB x 2 – Special Benefit x 2 – ERB – Burglary Response Times – Dover Samuels And Al Morrison – Whanau, Hapu and Iwi – FBT Changes. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 1 August [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00002.htm


ERB WARS ROUND TWO: Better Than Ever

- “The Employment Relations Bill has been improved by the Select Committee process,” said the Minister of Labour, Margaret Wilson on the tabling of the committee's recommendations today. See... The Employment Relations Bill: better than ever [1] in the Parliament wire. In a second announcement Ms Wilson and Parekura Horomia outlined government thinking on the relationship of the Treaty of Waitangi to the Employment Relations Bill. The Employment Relations Bill and the Treaty [2] in the Parliament wire. REACTION: - ACT - Letter to Margaret Wilson [3] - NATIONAL - "Govt. gets an "F" for ERB" [4] - LAILA HARRE (ALLIANCE) - Consensus on final form of ERB [5] - GREEN - ERB improved but still needs work [6] - EMPLOYERS FEDERATION - Bill Betrays Employers [7] - ACT - ERB Bill Has Been In Bookshops All Day! [8]


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[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00011.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00007.htm


More Skeletons In Dover’s Closet

- Former Maori Affairs Minister Dover Samuels has made a further personal statement to Parliament declaring previous criminal convictions against him. See... Dover Makes Personal Statement [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00001.htm


Toddler Abuses Under Parliament Scrutiny

- “I am at a loss to know why our Government agencies can not protect our children and I want some answers quickly,” ACT's Dr Muriel Newman says. See... Newman to Force an Inquiry [1] . ACT MP Muriel Newman's call for a review of family placement procedures by the Child, Youth and Family is five months too late, says Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Call for child abuse inquiry five months too late [2] both in the Parliament wire. The Government would look closely at the role of primary health care and its effectiveness in preventing child abuse, after two recent cases involving toddlers, Prime Minister Helen Clark said today. See... Govt. To Monitor Role Of Child Youth & Family [3] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00521.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00001.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00152.htm


An "Architectural" Tax Inquiry

- The Tax Review to be undertaken will be Architectural in scope says the Finance Minister. See... Terms of Tax Inquiry [1] . “This half-million dollar inquiry is the price paid for the support of the Alliance and the Greens. It’s designed to consider amongst other things their proposals for a carbon tax, a financial transactions tax, and a more progressive income tax”, says National. See... Tax Inquiry a Sop [2] . “The Government is spending half a million dollars of taxpayer money on policy development for the Labour party to use at the next election,” National's Revenue Spokesperson Annabel Young says. See... Tax Review to become "Heart of the Nation Part II" [3] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00510.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00522.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00518.htm


Paul Holmes Show Gets Pat On Back

- ALRANZ strongly commends Paul Holmes for the mature, responsible, balanced and intelligent discussion of competent minors and medical confidentiality on Monday evening." Craig Young, ALRANZ Research Officer said today. See... ALRANZ Commends Holmes Treatment [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00004.htm


Alien Abduction Alleged

- “Green Party co-joint-leader Rod Donald seems to have been abducted by aliens and replaced with an extraterrestrial lookalike,” National's Senior Whip John Carter said today. See... Rod Donald abducted by aliens [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00515.htm

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