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Safety Net For Students At Private Training Establishments
Big Cost Of Brain Drain
Cullen Talks In Melbourne - Sutton Talks Meat
New Health Initiative Welcomed
Disappointing Manufacturing Stats
PM Does Not Understand Economics - National
Terms Of Trade Increase
Government - Local And Central - Unite For Jobs
Moon Festival On September 13th
Indonesia Not Welcome In Auckland

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Unionist Join S11 Protesters Against WEF
Green MPs Trampled In S11
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Parliament On Telly Next Week
Clutha Flood Package Announced
TOW Clause Sticking Point For Singapore Free Trade Deal


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JUST POLITICS


Safety Net For Students At Private Training Establishments

- Students studying at private training establishments (PTEs) will be able to get their fees back, or an equivalent course provided, should their provider close or be deregistered by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Associate Education Minister Steve Maharey said. See... Caveat emptor no more - private tertiary students [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00180.htm


Big Cost Of Brain Drain

- Over 10,000 professionally qualified New Zealanders have left New Zealand since the election, said ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble. Migrating Professionals Cost NZ $4.2 Billion [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00179.htm


Cullen Talks In Melbourne - Sutton Talks Meat

- Thank you for inviting me here this morning. I note from the programme that the main purpose of the meeting is for you to ask questions and to raise issues with me, and not to sit through a long set piece speech. See... Dr Michael Cullen - Melbourne Economist Breakfast [1] . In a speech today to meat industry representatives Minister of Trade Negotiations Jim Sutton outlined his views on trade. See... Sutton Speech - Meat Industry Association AGM [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00174.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00175.htm


New Health Initiative Welcomed

- Health Minister Annette King welcomes new Health Funding Authority initiatives aimed at improving the quality of services in public hospitals. See... Minister welcomes consultation on quality [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00173.htm


Disappointing Manufacturing Stats

- New Zealand's manufacturing sector is finding the going tough, Opposition Manufacturing and Small Business Spokesperson Warren Kyd said today. See... Manufacturing statistics very disappointing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00172.htm


PM Does Not Understand Economics - National

- It is deeply disturbing that the Prime Minister doesn't understand or acknowledge the difficulties facing New Zealand traders with the depreciating New Zealand dollar, National International Trade Negotiations Spokesperson John Luxton said today. See... Helen Clark ignores the plight of NZ traders [1] . See also Jenny Shipley in a similar vein.. Urgent Call For Economic Leadership [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00171.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00161.htm


Terms Of Trade Increase

- Merchandise terms of trade rose in the June 2000 quarter, latest Overseas Trade Indexes released today by Statistics New Zealand show. The 1.2 per cent increase in the merchandise terms of trade, following two quarters of decreases, is due to merchandise export ...


Government - Local And Central - Unite For Jobs

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development Jim Anderton will launch a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mayors' Taskforce for Jobs tomorrow evening (Tuesday 12 Septembr 2000). See... Memorandum Of Understanding With Mayors' Taskforce [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00176.htm


Moon Festival On September 13th

- The Wellington Chinese community and supporters will get together to celebrate the Moon Festival for the first time tomorrow, National MP Pansy Wong said today. See... Family Values: Chinese Moon Festival's Key Message [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00170.htm


Indonesia Not Welcome In Auckland

- Green MP Keith Locke wants New Zealand to advocate Indonesia's exclusion from a naval symposium scheduled to take place in Auckland in early November. See... Exclude Indonesia From Naval Symposium [1] . See also.. Another example of Helen's hypocrisy [2] for National's Wayne Mapp's view.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00154.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Unionist Join S11 Protesters Against WEF

- Unionists, who initially did not want to take part in the S11 protests despite their opposition to the World Economic Forum, may have taken part in blockades around the Crown Casino, Green MP and protester Nandor Tanczos said. See... Unionists Join S11 Protesters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00063.htm


Green MPs Trampled In S11

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos said Sue Bradford and himself were on the receiving end of police violence in Melbourne this morning, as riot police trampled over protesters outside the World Economic Forum. See... Green MPs Roughed Up By Melbourne Police [1] . See also ... Greens deplore police violence in Melbourne [2] .

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00061.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00185.htm

Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions of the Day concerned the subjects of: Singapore Free Trade Agreement – TOW And Singapore Agreement – Food Prices – PM On Dollar – Tertiary Fee Protection – Mangaroa Mobster Compensation – National Health Pamphlet – Foreign Investment – Overstayers – Elderly Respite Care Costs – Disability Strategy – Tariana And the “H” Word. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 12 September [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00064.htm


Parliament On Telly Next Week

- SKY and TVNZ announced today they will begin broadcasting Parliamentary Question Time on Tuesday 19th September See... TVNZ To Film Question Time In Parliament [1] and Sky To Broadcast Parliamentary Question Time [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00064.htm


Clutha Flood Package Announced

- The Government announced today a package totalling $21.58 million (including GST) to protect the town of Alexandra from future flooding by the Clutha River. See... Government announces Clutha decision [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00182.htm


TOW Clause Sticking Point For Singapore Free Trade Deal

- The ACT Caucus has today considered our position on the Singapore free trade agreement. ACT strongly supports free trade as being in the best interests of a trading nation in a global economy. See... Singapore Free Trade Agreement – ACT Letter [1] MORE - UNITED NZ - United Supports Singapore Free Trade Agreement [2] - ALLIANCE - Alliance stance on the Singapore-NZ CER [3] and Singapore-NZ Closer Economic Partnership [4] . - LABOUR - Singapore CEP Agreement treaty text published [5] - GREENS - Greens support Alliance on Singapore FTA [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00183.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00178.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00166.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00165.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00168.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00169.htm


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