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JUST POLITICS
Greens Lodge Traffic Bill On Car Free Day
Assistance For Disease Hit Beekeepers
Aus Reaction To Overstayers Amnesty Predictable – Nats
Prostitution Reform Bill Welcomed
Territorials Bill Goes To Select Committee
70,000 New Zealanders missing out on tax rebates

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Serious Sludge
Simon Upton Resigns For OECD Position
Rankin On The Leaving Of God’s Own Country
Greens Say It With Apples On Car Free Day
Rest Of The World Shares Economic Woes – Cullen
Common Currency Risk To Exporters – Lincoln Professor


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JUST POLITICS


Greens Lodge Traffic Bill On Car Free Day

- To mark International Car Free Day Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today lodged a bill in the members ballot which would reduce the amount of road traffic across the country. See... Greens Lodge Road Traffic Reduction Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00336.htm


Assistance For Disease Hit Beekeepers

- Beekeepers who have had their livelihood devastated by varroa mite infestation are to receive financial assistance from the Government, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton and Social Services Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Financial Help For Varroa-Stricken Beekeepers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00345.htm


Aus Reaction To Overstayers Amnesty Predictable – Nats

- Australia's adverse reaction to the New Zealand amnesty on overstayers was entirely predictable, National Immigration spokesperson Marie Hasler said today. See... Minister's Bungle Threatens Aus-NZ Relationship [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00334.htm


Prostitution Reform Bill Welcomed

- The Green Party today welcomed the rapid emergence of Tim Barnett's Prostitution Reform Bill from the members ballot. See... Greens Welcome Prostitution Reform Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00344.htm


Territorials Bill Goes To Select Committee

- National Member of Parliament Wayne Mapp has today expressed his appreciation to Parliament for supporting his Volunteers Employment Protection Bill through its first reading. Parliament last night unanimously agreed to send Dr Mapp's Private Members ... See... Territorials Bill Jumps First Obstacle [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00340.htm


70,000 New Zealanders missing out on tax rebates

- “Ordinary kiwi households will be missing out on money which is owed to them,” says National Party Spokesperson on Revenue, Annabel Young MP. See... 70,000 New Zealanders missing out on tax rebates [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00329.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Is In The House

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Aussie Views On Overstayers – Singapore Trade Agreement – Bunkle On Inflation - Maori Child Welfare And The Treaty – Closing The Gaps – ERA Reaction – Bob Simcock’s Child Abuse Conference – Tony O’Reilly – ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 21 September [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00141.htm

Serious Sludge

- IN TODAY’S EDITION: Sludge Gets Serious About The Disintegrating World Economy. See... Sludge Report #30 – Things Fall Apart [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00139.htm


Simon Upton Resigns For OECD Position

- National list MP and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, Simon Upton, announced today that he would be resigning from Parliament early in the New Year to take up a full time position at the OECD in Paris for the next three years. See... Simon Upton Resignation from Parliament [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00346.htm


Rankin On The Leaving Of God’s Own Country

- A report by investment bank ABN Amro suggests that New Zealand is in for a long spell of net emigration and that house prices will fall by about 15%. This report was the subject of a Question to Parliament yesterday from Opposition leader Jenny Shipley. See... Keith Rankin: Leaving Godzone [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00136.htm


Greens Say It With Apples On Car Free Day

- Green MPs were at Wellington railway station this morning handing out organic apples to public transport users, as a thank you gift from the earth. See... Organic Apples A Thankyou Gift On Car Free Day [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00137.htm


Rest Of The World Shares Economic Woes – Cullen

- The Minister of Finance Dr Michael Cullen, reports his visits to German financial institutions in Frankfurt were worthwhile and positive. See... Oil Up & Currency Down A Global Problem - Cullen [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00332.htm


Common Currency Risk To Exporters – Lincoln Professor

- Much of the push for a common currency seems to be linked to the idea that one New Zealand dollar should have the same value as one Australian dollar. This is very appealing for importers, but it would create large problems for exporters. See... ANZAC Currrency Would Pose Risks For Exporters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00110.htm

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