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JUST POLITICS
Govt. Sells Out Low Income Families
Greens Lodge Ammendment To Employment Bill
More Needed From Maori Minister
National Testing For 9-Year-Olds
Arms Bill Loses Nats Support
Dalziel On Special Needs Children
Hawkins On Anae On Otara
Kiwis Can Scheme Gets Booster

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here
Warnings From The Past - Hiroshima Day Speech From The PM
Sexpo Fears
Republicans On The Queen Mum’s Birthday
Scoop Opinion: Upton On Line Bumper Edition

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JUST POLITICS

Govt. Sells Out Low Income Families

- Today in Parliament we saw the sort of discrimination that we haven't seen in New Zealand for years, National's Housing spokesman Tony Ryall says. See... Govt sells out 280,000 low-income families [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00086.htm


Greens Lodge Ammendment To Employment Bill

- The Green Party has lodged an amendment to the Economic Development (Industry New Zealand and Ministry of Economic Development) Bill to require Industry NZ to recognise equal pay for work of equal value under its “good employer” personnel policy. See... Greens' push for pay equity in Industry NZ [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00092.htm


More Needed From Maori Minister

- “Much more is needed from the new Minister of Mäori Affairs than today’s very vague statements on appointments to the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission,” Harry Mikaere, Chairman of the Treaty Tribes Coalition, said from Tokomaru Bay tonight. See... Much More Needed From Horomia [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00027.htm


National Testing For 9-Year-Olds

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard should “fess up,” (come clean), ACT Education spokesperson Donna Awatere Huata said today. See... Mallard Should “Fess Up” Says Awatere Huata [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00095.htm


Arms Bill Loses Nats Support

- National's decision to pull the plug on the Arms Amendment Bill will be welcomed by both outdoor recreational groups and the gun lobby, National's Conservation Spokesman Eric Roy said today. See... Decision on arms bill will be welcomed [1] and National withdraws support for arms bill [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00094.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00093.htm


Dalziel On Special Needs Children

- The Associate Minister of Education, Lianne Dalziel, says she understands the concerns of parents of children with special needs since the Wylie Review was made public on Tuesday, but that no decisions will be made without continued discussion. See... Minister understands concerns of parents [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00091.htm


Hawkins On Anae On Otara

- Labour MP for Manurewa, George Hawkins is concerned that National List MP Arthur Anae is drumming down the Otara community's sense of esteem. See... Anae's Comments Sheer Snobbery [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00090.htm


Kiwis Can Scheme Gets Booster

- Kiwi Can – a programme aimed at boosting children's self esteem and encouraging them to achieve is to receive a boost from the Government. See... Minister announces funding for Kiwi Can [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00089.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Hot Link – The Streets Of Philedelphia

- Photos [1] from what is perhaps the most sophisticated political protest site existing to-date, The Philadelphia Independent Media Center (http://www.phillyimc.org/) [2] . According to the site it was formed to “...provide an alternative to the inevitably and unavoidably biased corporate media coverage of the [Republican Party} convention.” The website uses the internet to provide a more democratic publishing model than traditional media, anyone can post a news article, editorial, photograph, or audio/video clip on the site.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.phillyimc.org/

Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... and so, the great shepherd reached out to his flock and said: "Alright, there's a bit of a price spike on - but I can ignore it if you do." Writes Russell Brown. See... HARD NEWS 4/8/00 - Good Faith and Going Without [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00019.htm


Warnings From The Past - Hiroshima Day Speech From The PM

- Today’s event marks the fifty-fifth anniversary since the use of nuclear weapons on Nagasaki. Hiroshima was bombed days earlier. In a matter of seconds both cities were erased, there was a terrible toll in human suffering and death, and nuclear ... See... Helen Clark Speech - School of Medicine [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00103.htm


Sexpo Fears

- An unashamedly erotic ‘Sexpo’ opening in Auckland this weekend is likely to increase the already appalling level of sexual abuse in this country, says Christian Heritage. See... Adult “Sexpo” Anti-Family [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00035.htm


Republicans On The Queen Mum’s Birthday

- “THE Republican Movement is amazed at New Zealand's obsession with the Queen Mum’s 100th birthday," Republican Movement president Dave Guerin said today. "Her family and friends should celebrate but why are we bothering on the other side of the world? See... Why Are We Bothering With The Queen Mum? [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00031.htm

Scoop Opinion: Upton On Line Bumper Edition

- Previous editions of upton-on-line have, from time to time, taxed the patience of some readers. They’ve been rather long. So here’s an up-front caveat: this edition covers two important issues. One is the Employment Relations Bill. For the other, see... Double Edition on The Nation & The ERB [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00085.htm


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