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JUST POLITICS
Woman Failed By Health System
More Bad News For Doctors & Nurses
Baby Bashing
Monetary Policy Review Submissions Sought
Health Reforms Unveiled
Thanks Mike
Major Deserter A PR Disaster
Warning On Shortage Of Deep Sea Gold

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Mild Greens On Anderton On Todd On Coke
ERB WARS ROUND THREE: Speeches, A Bouquet and A Chorus Of Disapproval
Scoop Opinion: From The Left
Scoop Opinion: From The Right

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JUST POLITICS


Woman Failed By Health System

- A 55-year-old Tauranga woman has been forced to travel to Queensland to treat a life- threatening condition because New Zealand’s health system has let her down, says ACT. See... Failing Health System Devastates Tauranga Couple [1] in the Parliament wire.


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More Bad News For Doctors & Nurses

- The Health Minister has today delivered more bad news to hospitals and their nurses and doctors looking for pay rises to fix staff shortages, National's Health spokesperson Wyatt Creech said today. See... Annette says no to nurses and doctors [1] in the Parliament wire.


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Baby Bashing

“Making children a priority in this country has to be the first step in stopping child abuse,” said Heather Henare, National Co-ordinator for the Child Abuse Prevention Service (CAPS NZ). See... Protecting our Children from Child Abuse [1] in the Politics wire. The answer to the problem of abuse of Maori children lies within all families, whanau and hapu - and Maori MPs must help them find those answers, National Maori Affairs spokesperson Georgina te Heuheu said today. See... Action needed to protect our little ones [2] in the Parliament wire. FULL COVERAGE: - WINSTON PETERS - Change Of Attitude Needed To Curb Maori Violence [3] - ACT - PM Claims Rubbish Says Newman [4] - MURIEL NEWMAN - Newman to Force an Inquiry [5] - STEVE MAHAREY - Call for child abuse inquiry five months too late [6] - SCOOP - Govt. To Monitor Role Of Child Youth & Family [7]


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Monetary Policy Review Submissions Sought

- “Written submissions are now being taken for the Independent Review into the Operation of Monetary Policy,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen announced today. See... Submissions called for Monetary Policy Review [1] in the Parliament wire.


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Health Reforms Unveiled

- The Government’s Announcement of the detail of its Health Reforms package tabled today in Parliament comes in six parts. See... The New Zealand Public Health And Disability Bill [1] , About the New Zealand Health/Disability Strategy [2] , NZ Public Health and Disability Bill tabled [3] , Health partnership between Maori and Crown [4] - Cabinet papers on health sector changes [5] and Single Transferable Vote system for health boards [6] , all in the Parliament wire.
REACTION - SUE KEDGLEY (GREENS) - Green Party Welcomes Health Reforms [7] - GREENS - STV for Health Boards a positive move [8] - NATIONAL - Papers reveal Govt. health reform shambles [9]


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Thanks Mike

- The World Trade Organisation ruling that South Korea's restrictions on beef imports and on the sale and distribution of foreign beef were illegal provided useful clarification of WTO rules, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... New Zealand welcomes WTO ruling on Korean beef [1] in the Parliament wire.


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Major Deserter A PR Disaster

- Green MP Keith Locke says yesterday's desertion conviction against Major Pedro van der Ent was a “public relations disaster” for the army. See... Hollow victory for army [1] in the wire


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Warning On Shortage Of Deep Sea Gold

- Forest and Bird today deplored the dismal state of the Bay of Plenty orange roughy fishery after the latest research showed that current catches are over 30 times the estimated sustainable yield. See... Another Orange Roughy Fishery in Deep Trouble [1] in the Politics wire.


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POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of:Health Reforms – Toxic Waste – ERB and The Dominion – Tax Changes – PM on the ERB – NZ’s Own Nazi Nail Bomber - Timberlands Award – West Coast 1080 Drops – School Buses - Public Sector Training – Singapore Free Trade – Knowledge Economy And Agriculture – Al Morrison, Dover and the PM. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 2 August [1] in the Headlines wire.


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Mild Greens On Anderton On Todd On Coke

- Christchurch drug law reformers are angry that Deputy PM Jim Anderton has dragged up a late challenge to Mark Todd over alleged cocaine use. See... “Back off, Mr Anderton”, say Mild Greens [1] in the Politics wire. 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 [2] in the Parliament wire. The Correctives also have a view! See...Weird Greens, George Wobblebottom, and Coke!!! [3] in the Politics wire.


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ERB WARS ROUND THREE: Speeches, A Bouquet and A Chorus Of Disapproval

- This Morning Labour Minister Margaret Wilson – at the eye of this week’s political storm – is waxing lyrical. See... Margaret Wilson Speech - Prophecies and profits [1] in the Parliament wire. Elsewhere the reaction to the ERB is coming in thick and fast.
...Two Bouquets - PSA - ‘Let’s get on with it, for everyone' - PSA [2] - MEDICAL SPECIALISTS - See... New Employment Bill Good For Health Service [3]
...And A Chorus Of Disapproval - ACT - ERB: A Licence To Reap Personal Grievance Payouts [4] - PREBBLE’S SPEECH – Speech To The NZ Contractors' Federation [5] - ACT - Margaret Wilson’s Claims Are Nothing But Spin [6] - FEDERATED FARMERS - See... Disappointing ERB Changes Only Cosmetic [7] - BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE - Employment Relations Bill A Disaster For NZ [8] - AUCKLAND CHAMBER -Business Must Not Get Distracted By Union Threats [9] - MANUFACTURERS - “ What Cost In Going It Alone?” [10] - EMPLOYERS FEDERATION - . Complicated Employment Rules [11] - EMPLOYERS AND MANUFACTURERS - . Protests brought changes, though not nearly enough [12]


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Scoop Opinion: From The Left

- Young Labour’s Future Lefts newsletter is out - IN TODAY’S EDITION - Editorial: It’s not just what - how counts too Employment Relations Bill reported back - News - Web site of the week. See... Practical Schmactical [1] in the Politics wire.


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Scoop Opinion: From The Right

- A couple of weeks ago, that Helen Clark threatened to resign if her boy Parekura Horomia wasn't promoted to Cabinet. Unfortunately Labour didn't take the opportunity presented, and Horomia was duly elected. Writes Mike Heine. See... On The Right: George Speight's Demise Cheers [1] in the Politics wire.


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