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JUST POLITICS
Youth Suicide Tackled By Harre
ACT Bill To Help Foreign Doctors
Chemical Trespass Working Group
ALAC Members Bill Passed
Name Perpetrators Of Sex Crimes
Polls Skewing Election Results
Fossil Fuel Use Continues To Grow
School Resourcing
NZ Greens Support Nader For US President
Fightback Protests Planned For Super Dump (and Shell Oil)
Palmerston North Hospital Strike Warning
GE WARS: Anti-GE Lobby Group’s Motives Questioned
Singapore Trade Deal Discussion Continues

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Police Officer Cleared Of Steven Wallace Shooting
Student Benefits Changes Voted Down By Government
Tourist Warning On Fiji Revised
ERB Wars Round 12: Time For Good Faith

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JUST POLITICS

Youth Suicide Tackled By Harre

- Youth Affairs Minister Laila Harré today launched an information kit designed to help local communities develop tailored youth suicide prevention strategies. See... Community Kit Assists Youth Suicide Prevention [1] and Suicide Prevention Launch Speech [2] , both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00341.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00340.htm


ACT Bill To Help Foreign Doctors

- A private members bill promoted by ACT Deputy Leader and Health Spokesman Ken Shirley will help foreign doctors living in New Zealand who are currently “locked out “ of practising here. See... Shirley Bill Will Help Foreign Docs to Work Here [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00339.htm


Chemical Trespass Working Group

- Issues surrounding the withdrawn private member's Agricultural Chemical Trespass Bill will be addressed by a working group of interested parties, the Minister for the Environment, Marian Hobbs announced today. See... Chemical Trespass Working Group [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00335.htm


ALAC Members Bill Passed

- The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has been freed-up to get on with its job of promoting moderation in alcohol use, National List MP Belinda Vernon said tonight. See... ALAC freed up to get on with its job [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00319.htm


Name Perpetrators Of Sex Crimes

- Before Titiwhai Harawira considers “cutting it off” she should name perpetrators as one solution to dealing with the disturbing increase in the number of Maori sex offenders, ACT Maori Affairs and Education spokesperson Donna Awatere Huata said ... See... Name Sex Offenders Before "Cutting It Off" [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00330.htm


Polls Skewing Election Results

- The media obsession with opinion polls leading up to General Elections is distorting the democratic process, said the New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... Opinion Polls Distort Democratic Process – Peters [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00327.htm


Fossil Fuel Use Continues To Grow

- New Zealand's total energy use and fossil fuel consumption continue to grow steadily, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Economic Development. See... NZ's Energy And Fossil Fuel Use Grow Steadily [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00326.htm


School Resourcing

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard announces latest funding for schools. See... Resourcing For The Future – Facts @ A Glance [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00329.htm


NZ Greens Support Nader

- Green-leaning American citizens in New Zealand have started a drive to enrol their compatriots to vote for Green presidential candidate Ralph Nader. See... 'Nader For President' Drive Kicks Off [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00328.htm


Fightback Protests Planned For Super Dump (and Shell Oil)

- Save the Waikato River- Dump the Dump - BOYCOTT SHELL OIL mass picket - 10.30am This Saturday August 19th Shell Oil Petrol Station opposite Hamilton Courthouse Anglesea Street – for background see... Save the Waikato River- Dump the Dump [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00112.htm


Palmerston North Hospital Strike Warning

- Palmerston North hospital specialists will not be able to cope if the resident (junior) doctors strike proceeds,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. See... Hospital Can't Cope If Junior Doctors Strike [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00109.htm


GE WARS: Anti-GE Lobby Group’s Motives Questioned

- “Anti-genetic modification activists have shown their true colours while trying to hide behind a very flimsy front organisation,” the Chairman of the New Zealand Life Sciences Network (Inc), Dr William Rolleston, said today. See... So-called scientists and physicians show colours [1] in the Science wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0008/S00023.htm


Singapore Trade Deal Discussion Continues

- Environmental concerns may be the loser in the current political wrangle over the Singapore free trade agreement, the Ecologic Foundation said today. See... Middle Ground Needed On Singapore Trade Agreement [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00115.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Scoop Is In The House - Questions

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Steven Wallace x 2 – School Funding – TPK Report On Wallace Shooting - Code of Good Faith – MPS and ERB – Competition Amendments - Roading Funding - Huts and Tracks – Ministerial Staff Conflicts Of Interest - Rural Health – Housing and Mental Health. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 17 August [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00095.htm


Police Officer Cleared Of Steven Wallace Shooting

- The Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia, and Government Maori MPs today extended their aroha to the family of Stephen Wallace, in the wake of the outcome of the police investigation into the tragedy at Waitara. See...Government Maori Caucus Pushes For Change [1] .
MORE REACTION:
- AOTEAROA EDUCATORS - Police Complaints Authority endorses Murder [2]
- NATIONAL - Police Shooting: PM has a lot to answer for [3]
- GOVERNMENT - Waitara Homicide Inquiry [4]
- NZ FIRST - Premature Waitara Comments Show Lack Of Judgement [5]
- GREEN - Greens criticise police report on Waitara shooting [6]
- ACT - ACT: PM Should Apologise to Police -Shirley [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00315.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00113.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00297.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00299.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00311.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00310.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00305.htm


Student Benefits Changes Voted Down By Government

- A Green Party bill that would have reinstated the Community Wage for students over the summer break was voted down by the Government on its first reading yesterday evening. Student organisations are not happy. See... Bill for students & beneficiaries defeated by Govt [1] in the Parliament wire and Labour and Alliance fail students [2] in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00320.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0008/S00030.htm


Tourist Warning On Fiji Revised

- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' alteration to the travel advisory for Fiji reflects an improvement in the security situation there, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Fiji Travel Advisory [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00342.htm


ERB Wars Round 12: Time For Good Faith

- “The Interim Committee charged with developing Codes of Good Faith under the Employment Relations Act is on target to develop codes by October 2,” the Minister of Labour, Margaret Wilson said today. See... Progress on Good Faith Codes [1] in the Parliament wire.
MORE -
- CORRECTIVES - Stop Surrealist Interludes in Parliament!!! [2]
- YOUNG LABOUR - ERA Youth Friendly - Young Labour [3]
- ACT -ACT To Advise Employers How To Avoid ERB [4]
...FOR MORE ERB NEWS - SEE SPECIAL ERB WARS SPECIAL [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00317.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00110.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00114.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00318.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/erb.html


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