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JUST POLITICS
SFO Must Explain Gross Misleading Of MPs - Peters -
Green Is The New Paradigm – Donald
Horomia Apologises To Timaru
Anderton Defends Industry New Zealand
FEC Committee About To Bolt?
Ken Shirley’s Worst Fears
Dalziel Calls For Input On Special Education Review
New Tourism Appointments
Greens Support Smoky Exhaust Initiative
TVNZ Charter Delays Stalling Tactic - Rich
Minister’s Media Diaries
Prebble Seeks Consistent Rules For Media

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Peter Williams Mounting “Vindictive And Nasty” Campaign - PM
Te Kaha To Solomons
ERB WARS ROUND TEN: Is Parliament Irrelevant



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Labour Whip Chris Carter - I Wasn't Dirt Digging

JUST POLITICS

SFO Must Explain Gross Misleading Of MPs - Peters -

The SFO Director Grossly Misled MPs Over Winebox Non-Prosecution - Called On To Explain - Independent Letters Refute SFO Statement And Select Committee Evidence See... SFO Director Grossly Misled MPs Over Winebox [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00274.htm


Green Is The New Paradigm – Donald

- When I saw the draft programme for the Conference I was tempted to turn down the invitation because ACT was billed as “a radical alternative” and I always thought that was the Green Party’s role. We reject being pigeon holed on the traditional ... See... Going Green - the new paradigm - Rod Donald [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00265.htm


Horomia Apologises To Timaru

- The Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia, has apologised to the Timaru community for his comment about gang problems in city. See... Minister Apologises to Timaru [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00264.htm


Anderton Defends Industry New Zealand

- The Commerce Committee presented to the House six reports on Vote Industry and Regional Development and other votes. The Vote Industry and Regional Development report confirms major gaps in the Deputy Prime Minister's understanding of the cost of his so-called jobs machine, National's Commerce spokesperson Lockwood Smith said. “If Lockwood Smith doesn't know what Industry New Zealand is going to do, he needs to shake himself awake,” was Mr Anderton’s response. See... Committee presents reports on Vote Industry and RD [1] , Confirmation Jim's job's machine has no substance [2] and National Party criticism of Industry NZ rejected [3] , all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00261.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00260.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00262.htm


FEC Committee About To Bolt?

- United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the Finance and Expenditure Committee's unprecedented critical report on the Inland Revenue Department shows that the Committee is at the end of its tether with the Department. See... FEC "At End Of Tether" With IRD [1] in the Parliament wire. See also IRD Still Acting Contempuously - Hide [2] and National MP Annabel Young's statement...Wakey wakey John and Mickey [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00253.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00244.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00249.htm


Ken Shirley’s Worst Fears

- The Government’s ham-fisted tampering with accident insurance has resulted in the worst fears of employers being realised, ACT Deputy Leader and Accident Insurance Spokesman Ken Shirley said today. See... ACC Bungling Confirms Worst Fears [1] in the Parliament wire. See also the Government statement, ACC – cheaper and safer than private insurers [2] , and National's statement, ACC premium rethink needed [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00254.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00246.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00238.htm


Dalziel Calls For Input On Special Education Review

- The Associate Minister of Education, Lianne Dalziel, is calling on schools, parents of children with special needs and other interested parties to have further input into the review into certain aspects of Special Education 2000 (SE2000). See... Minister seeks views on Wylie Review [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00259.htm


New Tourism Appointments

- Four new appointments have been made to the nine member board of Tourism New Zealand, the Minister of Tourism Mark Burton announced today. See...Tourism Board appointments [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00252.htm


Greens Support Smoky Exhaust Initiative

- The Green Party today said it strongly supported initiatives from the Auckland Regional Council (ARC) to reduce exhaust pollution but said the volume of car use was the root of the problem. See... No pollution relief until serious car reduction [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00250.htm


TVNZ Charter Delays Stalling Tactic - Rich

- “The much delayed Charter for TVNZ, which is being heralded as a cure-all for television, is nothing more than a feeble excuse to postpone some important broadcasting decisions,” National's Broadcasting Spokesperson Katherine Rich said today. See... Wait for TVNZ charter halts progress [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00248.htm


Minister’s Media Diaries

- Media Diaries For Trevor Mallard – Paul Swain – Mark Gosche – Pete Hodgson – Parekura Horomia – Jim Sutton See... Ministers Diaries… [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00257.htm


Prebble Seeks Consistent Rules For Media

- “ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble, said today that he would continue to press for fair and consistent rules for the coverage of Parliament. See... One Set Of Rules For The Media [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00255.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Dover Dirt Digging – Community and Voluntary Sector - ACC Premiums – Air Pollution – Stigleygate – Guardianship Custody And Access - Fourth Treaty Article – New Settler Integration – Petrol Prices – Special Education - Taffy Hotene (Kylie Jones Murder) – ACC Premiums See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 15 August [1] in the Headlines wire. The house has now returned to urgency and the committee stages of the Employment Relations Bill.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00082.htm


Peter Williams Mounting “Vindictive And Nasty” Campaign - PM

- PRIME MINISTER Helen Clark retaliated against Dover Samuels' lawyer Peter Williams QC. today accusing him of mounting a “vindictive and nasty” campaign against her and warning defamation proceedings were being considered. Scoop’s Mathew Loh reports... See... Helen Clark Turns On Peter Williams QC [1] in the Headlines wire. See also...PM statement on scurrilous allegations [2] , Scoop Images: Clark, Carter and Goff Presser [3] and Clark Sees The Humour In Marathon Session [4] . REACTION: - NATIONAL - Clark owns up to Dover dirt-digging [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00251.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00076.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00075.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00263.htm


Te Kaha To Solomons

- The New Zealand frigate Te Kaha will be deployed to the Solomon Islands to serve as a venue for peace talks, Prime Minister Helen Clark and Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Te Kaha to Solomons [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00258.htm


ERB WARS ROUND TEN: Is Parliament Irrelevant

- Parliament's excruciating process over recent days on the Employment Relations Bill will simply confirm for many New Zealanders how irrelevant the institution has become, according to United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne. See... How Relevant Is Parliament? [1] in the wire. MORE: - ACT - Contractor's Status Still Threatened By ERB [2] ...FOR MORE ERB NEWS - SEE SPECIAL ERB WARS SPECIAL [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00269.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00256.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/erb.html

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