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Staunch, Young, Left and Unhappy
Benefit Decision Fallout For Labour And The Alliance
More Petrol Price Rises
Scoop Opinion: Upton Online - The Princely Attributes Of Michael Cullen
Singaporeans Meet NZ Anti Trade Activists
Scoop Images: A Hobbit Staircase Revealed
Scoop IT: Lasers Used To Make Net Faster
Scoop Business: Interest Rates Keep Falling
Scoop World: UN Human Rights Report


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Staunch, Young, Left and Unhappy

- Young Labour and Staunch Alliance have taken the unprecedented step of issuing the following joint statement in reaction to the actions of the Labour and Alliance parties on Wednesday night in voting against a Private Members' Bill which would have reinstated emergency unemployment benefit for students. See... Youth Wings Unite To Express Outrage [1] in the Politics wire. In light of the development the Greens are pushing for a Government rethink. See... Greens urge Govt to reconsider student benefit [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00366.htm


Benefit Decision Fallout For Labour And The Alliance

- Former Dunedin North Alliance candidate, Quentin Findlay said that he was shocked and angry over an Alliance decision to vote against a Green measure to restore the Emergency Unemployment Benefit over summer. See... Findlay to seek Alliance Caucus Censure. [1] in the Politics wire. Meanwhile ACT says voting against the Green Party’s Social Security Private Member’s Bill which aimed to remove work testing of sole parents has embarrassed the Minister of Social Services Steve Maharey, and again exposed him as the Minister of “flip-flops”.. See... Maharey Exposed Over Sole Parent Work Testing [2] in the Parliament wire. The Alliance’s Liz Gordon has replied. See... Alliance Will Fight For Student Benefit [3] . EARLIER: - GREEN - Bill for students & beneficiaries defeated by Govt [4] - STUDENTS - Labour and Alliance fail students [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00123.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00358.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00344.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00320.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0008/S00030.htm


More Petrol Price Rises

Petrol prices increases today reinforce the need for a benchmark petrol price, Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said last night in response to the latest petrol price rise – another 3 cents – announced by Mobil.. See... Crude oil price increases = petrol increases [1] in the Parliament wire. MORE REACTION - MTA - Petrol Prices Rise - A Windfall To The Taxman? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00362.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00120.htm


Scoop Opinion: Upton Online - The Princely Attributes Of Michael Cullen

- The passage of the Employment Relations Bill was an unedifying affair best described by a Special Disaster Edition of From the Plains of the Serengeti (see below). But the Government’s justification of itself does deserve some comment. See... Upton-on-line: Prince Charming or Prince Churlish? [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00361.htm


Singaporeans Meet NZ Anti Trade Activists

- GATT Watchdog will meet today with Singapore’s High Commissioner to New Zealand, Mr Tan King Jin, about the controversial “closer economic partnership” free trade agreement being negotiated between the two governments. See... Singapore High Commissioner To Meet GATT Watchdog [1] in the Politics wire. Meanwhile CAFCA says the Government is currently negotiating a “closer economic partnership” with Singapore in secrecy. See... Singapore Treaty Has Serious Implications [2] in the Politics wire. MORE - ECOLOGIC - Middle Ground Needed On Singapore Trade Agreement [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00121.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00124.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00115.htm


Scoop Was In The House

- Yesterday’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


Scoop Images: A Hobbit Staircase Revealed

- Scoop's friendly hobbit couldn't resist taking his camera out of his satchel when he found a moment alone on the staircase at Helm's Deep. See... Scoop Images: Hobbit Slips Scoop Staircase Snap [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00094.htm


Scoop IT: Lasers Used To Make Net Faster

- CLEAR has instantly doubled the capacity of its North Island network by employing the latest fibre optical technology in an Australasian first. See... CLEAR lasers double North Island network capacity [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00128.htm


Scoop Business: Interest Rates Keep Falling

- WestpacTrust is lowering fixed interest rates for home loans by up to 0.30% per annum and capped rates by up to 0.45% per annum following the Reserve Bank’s decision on Wednesday to leave the Official Cash Rate unchanged. See... WestpacTrust Lowers Fixed And Capped Rate Rates [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00127.htm


Scoop World: UN Human Rights Report

- The Realization Of Economic, Social And Cultural Rights: Globalization And Its Impact On The Full Enjoyment Of Human Rights. See... Globalization and its impact on human rights [1] in the International wire. MORE INTERNATIONAL STORIES - Fiji - Fiji Newspapers Condemn 'Privileges' For Rebels [2] and Air Pacific Plans No Lay-Offs [3] - Solomon Islands - New Moves For Western Independence [4] and Rebels Give Ultimatum To SI Government [5] - Australia - Australian population projections for 1999 to 2101 [6] and AUS: $500 Million F-111 Contract [7] - East Timor - TIMOR TODAY 17 AUGUST 2000 [8] - West Papua - Urgent Alert ! West Papua [9] - United States - Lieberman hails Gore as man of `vision and values' [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00108.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00106.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00107.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00091.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00103.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00105.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00102.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00100.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00110.htm

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