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Submissions for the NZ Nuclear Free Zone Extension Bill
NZ Could Be Circuit-Breaker – Debt Group
Environmental Groups Say McDonalds Refuse To Clean Up Act
Young Nats Support Prostitution Bill
Saturated Fats Should Be In ANZFA Labelling Regime
SOE Bank Balance Raids
Good Faith Or Just Good Intentions?
Independent Review For Medical Reporting
Goff Speech To Fiji/NZ Business Councils

POLITICS FROM TOPS SCOOPS
Upton Online: Departure Of A Fossil Explained
Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington
Carnival Against Capitalism Tomorrow
Eco-Economy: Are We Bludgers?
Scoop Opinion: Implications Of Singapore Trade Agreement

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Submissions for the NZ Nuclear Free Zone Extension Bill

- the closing date for submissions is currently Monday, 2 October 2000. However, it is likely that this will be extended (because of other business before the Select Committee), BUT the new deadline will ... See... NZ Nuclear Free Zone Bill Submissions Deadline [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00121.htm


NZ Could Be Circuit-Breaker – Debt Group

- The New Zealand Government has the opportunity to be a “circuit breaker” in the current international stalemate over debt cancellation to the world's poorest countries according to Jubilee 2000, the international campaign for third world debt ... See... Debt Group Pushes For Greater Government Effort [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00118.htm


Environmental Groups Say McDonalds Refuse To Clean Up Act

- A nation-wide coalition of student environmental organisations expressed dismay after “Clean Up New Zealand Week” sponsor McDonald's refused to clean up it's own environmental practices. See... Student Groups Appalled with McDonald's Reaction [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00117.htm


Young Nats Support Prostitution Bill

- Young Nationals Chair Daniel Gordon today pledged that Young Nationals will support the intentions of the the Prostitution Reform Bill, which will shortly be considered by Parliament in a conscience vote. See... Young Nats Back Prostitution Reform Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00116.htm


Saturated Fats Should Be In ANZFA Labelling Regime

- The Green Party said it was very disappointed that saturated fats - a leading contributor to heart disease - were not included in the new draft ANZFA nutritional labelling regime. See... Fatty Killer Should Be Labelled - Greens [1] . See also … Annette King welcomes new food standards [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00391.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00387.htm


SOE Bank Balance Raids

- The money the Government is looking at taking out of TVNZ should be used to provide increased local content and better quality programmes, Green Party Broadcasting Spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today. See... Greens Horrified At Possible TVNZ Raid [1] and “Special Dividends” Equals Cooking The Books [2] from ACT.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00390.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00385.htm


Good Faith Or Just Good Intentions?

- The Minister of Labour Margaret Wilson has welcomed the success of the Interim Good Faith Committee in producing an interim code before the new employment law comes into force, while ACT leader Richard Prebble says it is just good intentions. See... Good faith success [1] and Good Faith Code Just Good Intentions [2] . See also ... Interim Code of Good Faith drafted [3] and Handling The Employment Relations Bill [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00388.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00389.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00115.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00114.htm


Independent Review For Medical Reporting

- Health Minister Annette King and Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle announced today that the Government will appoint an independent reviewer to review processes for reporting and investigating adverse medical incidents. See... Review concerning adverse medical events [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00386.htm


Goff Speech To Fiji/NZ Business Councils

- Thank you for the invitation to meet with you today. I want to share some of my thoughts with you today primarily on economic issues relating to the Pacific, first looking at Fiji and Papua New Guinea and then looking more broadly at trade with the region. ... See... Phil Goff Speech - Fiji / NZ Business Councils [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00384.htm

POLITICS FROM TOPS SCOOPS

Upton Online: Departure Of A Fossil Explained

- Readers will be aware that yesterday upton-on-line – or at least his non-cyber double – announced his intention to retire from Parliament early in the New Year to take up a position with the OECD in Paris. See... Upton-on-line: Earthquake Dislodges Fossil [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00382.htm


Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

- It has been claimed that all great political changes can be traced back to one piece of writing. Last week may have signalled such a change. ACT MP, Dr Muriel Newman, tabled in parliament a research paper by the Labour Department's senior research ... See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington, 25/9/00 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00392.htm

Carnival Against Capitalism Tomorrow

- The Carnival Against Capitalism returns! A further global day of action against capitalism is planned for September 26, the date of the IMF/WTO annual meeting in Prague, Czech Republic. For More Info See... http://www.tao.ca/~cec/ See... Scoop Images: Wgtn: Carnival against Capitalism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00119.htm


Eco-Economy: Are We Bludgers?

- “Most mainstream media and the right side of our political elite says we as a nation are spending more then we earn. This is a blatant misrepresentation of the problem,” writes Finlay Thompson. See... Eco-Economy: A Culture Change is Required [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00157.htm


Scoop Opinion: Implications Of Singapore Trade Agreement

- There are vital constitutional and policy implications in the controversy over the Singapore free trade agreement (officially called a “Closer Economic Partnership” because the words “free trade” have had a bad press lately). See... Implications Of Singapore Agreement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00120.htm


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