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JUST POLITICS
Pacific Peoples Settlement Guide Launched
CER Statement Released
Aus And NZ Business Law Integration
Cullen Speaks To The Northern Chamber Of Commerce
Finance Minister Needs To Start Taking The Economy Seriously
Robson To Meet Probation Officers
Newman Renews Calls For Child Abuse Inquiry
Take Responsibility As A Parent, Say Libertarianz
Anderton Letter To Richard

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Growth Down For June Quarter
Speak For Yourself, Tariana
Scoop Opinion: Petrol Prices Just Part Of The Ebb & Flow
Strong Opposition To GE Pines

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JUST POLITICS

Pacific Peoples Settlement Guide Launched

- The Minister of Immigration, Lianne Dalziel, today launched a new settlement guide for Pacific Island people granted residence in New Zealand. See... Minister Launches Pacific Peoples Settlement Guide [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00604.htm


CER Statement Released

- The annual Australia/New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Ministers’ meeting took place in Auckland on 30-31 August 2000. The Hon Jim Sutton and the Hon Mark Vaile issued the following statement at the conclusion of their meeting. See... Joint Ministerial Statement On CER [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00602.htm


Aus And NZ Business Law Integration

- The Australian Minister for Financial Services and Regulation, the New Zealand Minister of Commerce and Trade Ministers from both sides of the Tasman have signed the arrangement on the coordination of Australia/New Zealand business law. See... NZ & Aus Commit To More Business Law Integration [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00601.htm


Cullen Speaks To The Northern Chamber Of Commerce

- Good afternoon. Thank you for inviting me to speak with you today. It is a pleasure to be here at such an exciting time in Whangarei's economic history. See... Cullen Speaks To The Northern Chamber Of Commerce [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00600.htm


Finance Minister Needs To Start Taking The Economy Seriously

- Dr Cullen should be trying to understand the difficulties faced by New Zealand families and businesses instead of mocking them, National Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Enough Of The Comedy Act, Dr Cullen [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00597.htm


Robson To Meet Probation Officers

- “I'm keen to meet with staff on the ground. These are the people who deal every day with offenders. The job they do is vital and I don't want that work compromised. I need to know where they are struggling and how together we can try to fix the problems,”... See... Minister To Visit Auckland Probation Officers [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00598.htm


Newman Renews Calls For Child Abuse Inquiry

- ACT Social Welfare spokesman, Dr Muriel Newman, announced today that she is renewing her call for a social services select committee inquiry into child abuse. See... Newman: Select Committee Should Probe Child Abuse [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00593.htm


Take Responsibility As A Parent, Say Libertarianz

- I write to you as the parent of three children and as a spokesman for Libertarianz. In your open letter, published in the press two days ago, you spoke of the concerns of many parents that children might be exposed to and pressured into using mind-altering drugs. See... Dunne Proposes Bill Of Rights Violation [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00183.htm


Letter To Richard

- I read with interest your speech to the Business Brokers’ Division of the Real Estate Conference. I noted your claim that I have never employed fellow New Zealanders with my own money. See... Letter To Richard Prebble From Jim Anderton [1] in the Parliament wire. See also... Letter To Jim [2] for Mr Prebble's reply.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00590.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00594.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Growth Down For June Quarter

- “The cooling of growth in the June quarter, indicated by the latest National Bank Regional Trends Survey, is not unexpected and should be taken in context,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Cooling in growth over June quarter expected [1] in the Parliament wire. MORE ON THE ECONOMY - CULLEN - Dr Michael Cullen Speech To The Export Institue [2] - ANDERTON - Govt priority is improved opportunity for all [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00591.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00588.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00589.htm


Speak For Yourself, Tariana

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen said that a speech yesterday by Tariana Turia in which she linked “colonisation” of Maori and family violence was a personal view that did not represent government policy. See... 'Colonisation' comments not government policy [1] in the Parliament wire. MORE ON POST COLONIAL STRESS DISORDER - PEACE MOVEMENT AOTEAROA - Denial Of The Effects Of Colonisation ? [2] - CHRISTIAN HERITAGE - Maori Violence [3] - MILD GREENS - Matrix of Dysfunction linked to "Home Invasion" [4] - TURIA'S SPEECH - Psychological Society Conference - Tariana Turia [5] - NATIONAL - Pull yourself together Tariana [6] and Is Tariana Turia Speaking For The Govt? [7] - ACT - Re: Post Colonial Traumatic Stress Disorder [8] - NZ FIRST - Peters Slams Turia For Psycho-Babble [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00587.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00190.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00185.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00184.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00558.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00556.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00581.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00571.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00570.htm


Scoop Opinion: Keith Rankin - Petrol Prices Just Part Of The Ebb & Flow

- Retail petrol prices are up 50% since around this time last year. It's just one issue behind the malaise that's going round. It seems such a pity to waste the year 2000 - the millennium year - worrying about the kinds of price change that represent no ... See... Keith Rankin's Thursday Column: Shocking Prices? [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00168.htm


Strong Opposition To GE Pines

- Strong Opposition Against GE Pine Trees In New Zealand Up to 700 submissions on GE pine trees were put forward to the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) through an internet web site over the last three weeks. See... Strong Opposition Against GE Pine Trees In NZ [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00189.htm


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