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JUST POLITICS
New Solicitor General
Dying On The Railroad - TranzRail Deaths Inquiry Report
Michael Cullen Talks to Singapore
Bill Gates To Talk To Paul Swain And Assorted Kiwi Big Wigs
Treaty Settlement Welcomed – But More Even More Welcome
Select Committee News
Like A Lamb…
Prebble’s Employment Relations Re-education
More Please!
Sandra Lee Accused Of Granting Wishes

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Sutton Defends NZ/Singapore Trade Deal
Green MPs To Join Melbourne S11 Protests
Dollar Sinks Further
Scoop Opinion: Simon Upton
Scoop Opinion: Hard News Is Here: Forbidden Words
Scoop Opinion: Guy’s World: The House Of Reps, starring J. Hunt
Scoop Opinion: Sludge Report: Blood Red Justice (or perhaps not) At Mangaroa
NZ Puts Pen To Paper In NY

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JUST POLITICS


New Solicitor General

- The Attorney-General, Hon Margaret Wilson, announced today the appointment of Terence Arnold QC as the Solicitor-General. Mr Arnold will replace John McGrath QC, who has been appointed to the Court of Appeal. See... Appointment Of The Solicitor-General [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00128.htm


Dying On The Railroad - TranzRail Deaths Inquiry Report

- The Minister of Labour, Margaret Wilson has released the report of the Ministerial Inquiry into Tranz Rail Occupational Safety and Health. See... Ministerial report into Tranz Rail released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00127.htm


Michael Cullen Talks to Singapore

- See... Address To The Singapore/NZ Business Council [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00122.htm


Bill Gates To Talk To Paul Swain And Assorted Kiwi Big Wigs

- Information Technology Minister Paul Swain is to lead a group of New Zealand Chief Information Officers in a round table discussion with Bill Gates, Chief Architect of Microsoft. See... Paul Swain In Meeting With Bill Gates [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00126.htm


Treaty Settlement Welcomed – But More Even More Welcome

- National's Georgina te Heuheu says it is satisfying to see the Pouakani settlement move a step closer to resolution, but that the Government can claim little credit for keeping the momentum in Treaty settlements. See... Pouakani settlement - it's about time! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00140.htm


Select Committee News

- For the latest bulletin of news from the Office of the Clerk of Committees. See... Select Committee Weekly News - To 8 September [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00132.htm


Like A Lamb…

- France's Minister of Agriculture, Jean Glavany, is to visit New Zealand next week, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... French Agriculture Minister to visit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00131.htm


Prebble’s Employment Relations Re-education

- Hundreds of workers have already lost their jobs because of the Employment Relations Act. Over the next three weeks before the new law commences, many more will suffer the same fate. See... ERA Seminar: Richard Prebble Speech Extract [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00130.htm


More Please!

ACT MP and Central Otago resident, Gerry Eckhoff, hopes the Deed signed today by Contact Energy and the Government does not abdicate blame or remove local residents claims for further compensation. See... Eckhoff: The Deed Could Cover More Though [1] see also – NATIONAL - Adequacy of Central Otago flood package to be seen [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00123.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00116.htm


Sandra Lee Accused Of Granting Wishes

- National MP and former Conservation Minister Nick Smith is astounded that Tame Iti's request to have his artwork displayed and sold by the Department of Conservation has been granted. See... Iti's wishes granted [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00115.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Sutton Defends NZ/Singapore Trade Deal

- GATT Watchdog say the Singapore Agreement opens a backdoor to TCF products from low-waged Indonesian factories. But Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton says that conditions for lowly-paid ethnic workers toiling in factories in bonded free trade zones in Indonesia may well be terrible, but they have little to do with the trade agreement. See…The Trojan Horse [1] and Jim Sutton Agrees - Trade Agreement A Backdoor [2] from the GATT Watchdog. See... Singapore Imports To Be Scrutinised Closely [3] for the Trade Negotiations Minister’s statement.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00037.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00141.htm


Green MPs To Join Melbourne S11 Protests

- Green MPs Nandor Tanczos and Sue Bradford will travel to Melbourne this weekend to attend a number of alternative meetings to the World Economic Forum, and demonstrations against the forum, starting September 11. See... Greens to join alternative World Economic Forum [1] and Background on World Economic Forum [2] . Meanwhile Australian Greens Senator Bob Brown has been successful in getting Senate backing for a motion in support of the right to protest at the World Economic Forum (s11). See... Senate Backs Right to Protest at s11 [3] . ACT MP Owen Jennings has slammed the Green Party for supporting the pair of protesting MPs. see..Green WTO Protest Irresponsible - Jennings [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00119.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00120.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00062.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00134.htm


Dollar Sinks Further

- Having driven the dollar down to a record low, the Government now wants to abandon it, National Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... The Dollar's So Low The Aussies Can Have It [1] - Importers Call For Cullen's Head [2] - ACT - NZ$ Plummets Again, Cullen Must Step Aside [3]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00129.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00038.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00118.htm

Scoop Opinion: Simon Upton

- When upton-on-line was launched, nearly a year ago, it was envisaged that each week would bring fresh material to jaded palates. New Zealand politics was judged capable of delivering a post-modern kaleidoscope of effervescent excitement. See... Upton-on-line: Back to Earth with a Thud [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00136.htm


Hard News Is Here: Forbidden Words

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Yes, after a chat with the Prime Minister this week, Tariana Turia agreed that she wouldn't refer to the devastation of the Maori population under colonisation as a "holocaust" ever again. See... HARD NEWS - Filtering Forbidden Words [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00040.htm

Guy’s World: The House Of Reps, starring J. Hunt

- Pretty much every day is casual Friday at the Scoop offices. However, as journalists, we do from time to time have to present a respectable front out on the job. Usually it’s Mondays, when I attend the Prime Minister’s press conferences. See... Guy’s World: Welcome To Parliament [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00039.htm


Sludge Report: Blood Red Justice (or perhaps not) At Mangaroa

- In Today's Edition: Evening Post At It Again - Mobsters Receive Nine Rapes Worth Of Justice For a Few Bruises See... Sludge Report #27 - Nine Rapes Worth Of Justice? [1] see also... Crown apology for incidents at Mangaroa [2] for the Crown apology for the Mangaroa assaults. See also... Wilson's Law Made Easy [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00032.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00107.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00135.htm


NZ Puts Pen To Paper In NY

- New Zealand's endorsement of six United Nations (UN) treaties shows the country's strong continued commitment to the UN's work, said Prime Minister Helen Clark, who is signing them at the New York Millennium Summit today. See... PM Signs Or Ratifies Six UN Treaties At Summit [1] and. NZ Ratifies Treaty On International Criminal Court [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00124.htm

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