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JUST POLITICS
Court Decisions Sparks Child Porn Outrage!
Green Australian Trade Crusade Goes On
Solutions To be Sought At Business Forum
School Fees Not Compulsory
Counting The Brain Drain
Shipley Shop Doesn’t Add Up
MAF Know Their Meat, Taiwan Agree
Landoline/INCIS Comparison More National Amnesia
No, No, You’re Doing It All Wrong
Cannabis Inquiry Welcome – Greens
Figures Show Less Drugs In Jail

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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Questions
More Sludge
S11: Do We Listen To Bill Gates, Or The Children?
Shipley Talks To Trade Minister About Hamstrung Singapore Deal
S11: English Finds A Way, Cullen Flags It
Helen Clark Talks About Marijuana
Scoop Opinion: Mike Heine On The Right

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JUST POLITICS

Court Decisions Sparks Child Porn Outrage!

- There is no place for freedom of speech when children have been exploited in order to create pornographic material, National MP Anne Tolley said today. See... No rights for child pornography [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00220.htm


Green Australian Trade Crusade Goes On

- The Green Party is moving from the streets to the select committee rooms in Australia in its opposition to free trade. See... NZ Green action in Australia on free trade [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00219.htm


Solutions To be Sought At Business Forum

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has invited key business leaders to a forum with government ministers to identify policy initiatives to improve New Zealand's economic performance. The forum will be held in Auckland on October 24. See... Government hosts business forum [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00218.htm


School Fees Not Compulsory

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard used Parliament's question time today to remind schools of the 'voluntary' nature of school donations. See... Minister reminds schools about fee issue [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00217.htm


Counting The Brain Drain

- Deputy Prime Minister, Jim Anderton, is wrong to claim that the number of long term and permanent departures of professionals, managers and technicians is not worsening, said ACT Immigration spokesman Penny Webster. See... Anderton Wrong On Exodus Of Professionals [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00213.htm


Shipley Shop Doesn’t Add Up

- “The latest food price index shows that Mrs Shipley's trolley is as wonky as her political management skills,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Shipley's trolley trolleyed – Cullen [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00209.htm


MAF Know Their Meat, Taiwan Agree

- Taiwanese authorities have accepted the principle of “systems equivalence” in the area of meat quarantine and inspection, Minister for Trade Negotiations Jim Sutton announced today. See... Taiwan recognises MAF authority [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00208.htm


Landoline/INCIS Comparison More National Amnesia

- Land Information Minister Paul Swain says Nelson MP Nick Smith's comparisons of Landonline to National's disastrous INCIS project are astonishing given it was the National government who initiated both projects. See... Smith's INCIS/Landonline Comments Surprising [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00212.htm


No, No, You’re Doing It All Wrong

- The Government should be ashamed that an international security firm has to show New Zealanders how to sue shoplifters to make sure that kind of theft doesn’t pay, said ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks. See... War On Shoplifters, A Disgrace To Govt Justice [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00211.htm


Cannabis Inquiry Welcome – Greens

- The Green Party today said it was very pleased that the terms of reference for an inquiry into cannabis had been accepted by the Health Select Committee. See... Greens Welcome Cannabis Inquiry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00210.htm


Figures Show Less Drugs In Jail

- The annual random drug testing figures show the progress in dealing with the prison drug problem, the Minister of Corrections Matt Robson said today. See... Success In The Battle To Stamp Out Drugs In Prison [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00206.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Questions

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: PM On ANZAC Dollar – State School Fees – Brain Drain – Sky Casino Dishonesty Problems – Housing NZ Revaluation – Junior Doctors And Health Cutbacks – Suing Councils – Brain Drain – Auckland Rail Corridor ...and more…. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 September [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00075.htm

More Sludge

- IN TODAY’S EDITION: TranzRail Shouldn’t Just Slow Down – It Should Be Stopped - Shipley Miscalculates Again - Logs In World Leaders Eyes – Diplomacy And Self- Realisation, and, has Israeli PM Ehud Barak Been Reading Sludge? See... Sludge Report #28 – Slow Down! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00074.htm


S11: Do We Listen To Bill Gates, Or The Children?

- “Blockading the Crown Casino is one of the few avenues people have to make their point,” Green MP Nandor Tanczos said this morning, in response to criticism that the S11 protesters are obstructing the World Economic Forum delegates right to free speech. See... Tanczos Defends Protesters Blockade [1] . Meanwhile, National MP Bill English was interviewed live on Radio New Zealand’s Kim Hill on board a bus which appeared to be about to run s11 protest lines outside the Crown Casino in Melbourne. See... NEWSFLASH: Bill English About To Run S11 Picket [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00070.htm


Shipley Talks To Trade Minister About Hamstrung Singapore Deal

- Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley this evening had a long-arranged meeting with Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton over the proposed free trade agreement with Singapore. See... Shipley meets Sutton over trade deal [1] MORE - NZ FIRST - Is It In New Zealand’s Best Interests? [2] - TRADE UNION FEDERATION - Union Slams Free Trade Agreement Scam [3] - WGTN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Free Trade Too Important for Political Squabbles [4] - ACT - Singapore Free Trade Agreement – ACT Letter [5] - UNITED NZ - United Supports Singapore Free Trade Agreement [6] - ALLIANCE - Alliance stance on the Singapore-NZ CER [7] and Singapore-NZ Closer Economic Partnership [8] . - LABOUR - Singapore CEP Agreement treaty text published [9] - GREENS - Greens support Alliance on Singapore FTA [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00199.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00194.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00061.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00059.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00183.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00178.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00166.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00165.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00168.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00169.htm

S11: English Finds A Way, Cullen Flags It

- Despite protestors blocking the entrance to the World Asia-Pacific Economic Summit, National's Finance spokesperson Bill English managed to get into the venue in Melbourne last night and today. See... English in but Cullen kept out [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00200.htm

Scoop Opinion: Mike Heine On The Right

- Okay, before I write anything else, let me get this off my chest. Winston Peters promoting Choysa?! Mind you, Mark Todd was the face of Bell Tea for a number of years. Before we know it, the Unabomber will be on screen endorsing Tiger Tea. See... On The Right: Strange Melbournian Matters… [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00062.htm


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