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JUST POLITICS
Motorola Decides Not To Build Software Centre In NZ
Peter Dunne On Cannabis
Border Control Services Merger Off
Crime Unit Transferred Out Of PM’s Department
Trevor Mallard Launches Sports Academy
New Zealand Pushing For Wool Access
National Laid Groundwork For Defence Purchases
Bunkle Applauds ASH
National Announce Child Abuse Conference

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JUST POLITICS

Motorola Decides Not To Build Software Centre In NZ

- Communications giant Motorola has informed the Government that it will not be locating its next Australasian global software development centre in New Zealand, Associate Minister of Economic Development Pete Hodgson said today. See... Motorola [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00557.htm


Peter Dunne On Cannabis

- “As a parent of teenagers, I worry often at the pressure young people face today about drugs.” Peter Dunne writes about drugs. See... Peter Dunne Letter to Editors and Parents On Drugs [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00555.htm


Border Control Services Merger Off

- Customs Minister Phillida Bunkle and Biosecurity Minister Marian Hobbs have today confirmed that border control services will not be merged following an independent review. See... Ministers reject merging proposal [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00554.htm


Crime Unit Transferred Out Of PM’s Department

- The Crime Prevention Unit is to be relocated to the Ministry of Justice from its current home in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC), Prime Minister Helen Clark and Justice Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... Relocation of Crime Prevention Unit [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00553.htm


Trevor Mallard Launches Sports Academy

- “In the modern sporting era, it is not easy to succeed on the world stage.” See... New Zealand Academy of Sport Launch [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00551.htm


New Zealand Pushing For Wool Access

- Chinese authorities have agreed to release the second half of the 2000 quota to provincial authorities for allocation to importers, Minister for Trade Negotiations Hon Jim Sutton said today. See... New Zealand Continues Pushing For Wool Access [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00549.htm


National Laid Groundwork For Defence Purchases

- Labour's decisions on the Army are simply a completion of the tendering process started by National. It is simply not true that National sat on its hands and did nothing. See... Army Re-Equipment Programme - The Facts [1] in the wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00547.htm


Bunkle Applauds ASH

- Consumer Affairs Minister Phillida Bunkle today commended the efforts of ASH in helping to change New Zealanders' attitudes about smoking. See... Bunkle addresses ASH annual general meeting [1] and Address to ASH annual meeting - Bunkle [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00546.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00545.htm


National Announce Child Abuse Conference

- “The time has come to take serious action on the issue of child abuse and start examining the possible solutions to a problem which has already claimed many young lives and scarred many more,” National's Social Services Spokesperson Bob Simcock said. See... Announcement Of "Stop The Hurt" Conference [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00548.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Opinion: Eco-Economy – The Environment And Economics

– Deidre Kent’s address to a recent conference on the environment challenges traditional notions of economics and how the banking and financial sector impact on environmental outcomes. See... Eco-Economy: Economics in Environmental Campaigns [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00153.htm

Scoop Opinion: On The Right - Baby Bashing And Colonisation

- It is a little-known fact that the colonisation of this country in 1840 is the reason why a disproportionate number of Maori men beat their wives and kids. So little known, in fact, that even abusive Maori men do not know it. See... On The Right: Colonisation and Child Bashing [1] in the Politics wire. In a similar vein National MP Roger Sowry says, “Tariana Turia's speech to a Psychological Society Conference in Hamilton today must qualify as the most off-the-planet speech made by a politician in living memory.” See... Pull yourself together Tariana [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00173.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00556.htm


Kiwi Anti-Capitalist Hui - Rebellion in the 21st Century

- An initiative of the Socialist Workers Organisation, open to all opponents of corporate domination, entry by koha (donation). It's part of the build-up to the protests against the World Economic Forum's summit in Melbourne on September 11.. See... Rebellion in the 21st Century- Hui this weekend! [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00172.htm


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