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JUST POLITICS
Boys Sent To Home Not Fit For Dogs - Newman
Government Responds To SOE Allegations
Wool Research Funding Warning
Polytechnics Are Vital Says Maharey
Sport And Tourism Appointment
$10,000 Scholarships For Early Childhood Teachers
NZ Beef Will Not Be Labled In Korea
New Housing Organisation
Industry NZ Board Appointments Announced
Listen to Maori Queen On Closing The Gaps
Qualifications Need To Be Recognised In Australia
Wilful Distortion OF Social Policy Research
Helen Clark's SOE Mystery Solved
English Requests Southland Arts Funding

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Eight Arrests End Wellington Carnival Against Capitalism
Third World Injustice Seen In Multiplying Jeopardy
NZ Could Break Stalemate On Third World Debt Cancellation
Explanation Demanded From Heavying Health Minister

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JUST POLITICS

Boys Sent To Home Not Fit For Dogs - Newman

- The decision by welfare authorities to allow two boys to return to a South Auckland home “not fit for dogs” was a clear symptom of the child abuse crisis the country now had, ACT Social Welfare spokesman Muriel Newman said today. See... Newman Furious Over CYF Service Action [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00411.htm


Government Responds To SOE Allegations

- Acting Finance Minister Trevor Mallard today poured cold water on Murray McCully's claims that the government plans to 'milk cash' from state owned enterprises for a social spend up. See... Mallard offers McCully briefing in govt accounting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00410.htm


Wool Research Funding Warning

- Sheep farmers will put the future of their industry at risk if they accept a proposal to cut levy funding for wool processing research, say the ministers of agriculture and science. See... Ministers sound warning on wool research funding [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00409.htm


Polytechnics Are Vital Says Maharey

- Polytechnics have a vital and distinct role to play in a revitalised tertiary sector, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Maharey sets out clear role for polytechnics [1] and Polytechnics in the Emerging System - Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00407.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00408.htm


Sport And Tourism Appointment

- The Minister of Tourism Mark Burton has welcomed the appointment of Mike Noon as the Director of the Office of Tourism and Sport (OTSp). See... Minister welcomes appointment of OTSp director [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00406.htm


$10,000 Scholarships For Early Childhood Teachers

- The Government is to offer scholarships to encourage an increase in the number of Maori and Pacific teachers into early childhood education. See... Scholarships for Maori and Pacific ECE teachers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00405.htm


NZ Beef Will Not Be Labled In Korea

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today that South Korea's decision to abandon a proposal requiring its restaurants to label beef as either domestic or imported was a good one. See... Sutton Welcomes South Korean Meat Move [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00403.htm


New Housing Organisation

- The Minister of Housing Mark Gosche today announced the name of the new housing organisation that will bring together the various housing and housing policy agencies into a single integrated housing solution. See... A Single Housing Solution [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00402.htm


Industry NZ Board Appointments Announced

- Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton has today announced an eight-member Industry New Zealand board with a strong private sector background. See... Industry New Zealand Board Appointed [1] and Serious Business Savvy On Industry NZ Board [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00398.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00399.htm


Listen to Maori Queen On Closing The Gaps

- Prime Minister Helen Clark should listen to the advice of the Maori Queen when it comes to “closing the gaps” for Maori, ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... PM Should Listen to Maori Queen Says Newman [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00397.htm


Qualifications Need To Be Recognised In Australia

- The Government is encouraging Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) to benchmark their qualifications with their equivalent Australian standards body, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Trans-Tasman qualifications recognition vital [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00396.htm


Wilful Distortion OF Social Policy Research

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey tonight accused ACT Party List MP Muriel Newman of wilful distortion in her comments on a research report released by the Ministry of Social Policy. See... Newman Wilfully Distorting Research [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00395.htm


Helen Clark's SOE Mystery Solved

- Helen Clark is obviously embarrassed that we've outed her plan to rustle up cash to pay for Labour's promises, National MP Murray McCully said today. See... Helen Clark's SOE Mystery Solved [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00394.htm


English Requests Southland Arts Funding

- Southland arts could be the big winner from the Prime Minister's visit south, if she responds positively to a funding request from Clutha-Southland MP Bill English. See... PM Receives Funding Request To Help Local Arts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00393.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Eight Arrests End Wellington Carnival Against Capitalism

- Eight anti-capitalist protesters were arrested in Wellington following the refusal of a protester to leave Westpac Bank in Cuba mall, police said. That brought the Carnival to an end, with protesters electing not to proceed with an undisclosed third phase of their protest action. Earlier, a demonstration outside Manners Mall McDonalds proceeded peacefully. See... Newsflash: Eight Arrested In Wellington Demo [1] and Scoop Images: Arrests Stall Carnival Against Capitalism [2] EARLIER Wellington S26 Protest Action [3] - Scoop Live: Vegie Burgers Are Being Served [4]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00177.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00178.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00176.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00175.htm

Third World Injustice Seen In Multiplying Jeopardy

- Justice Minister Phil Goff has welcomed the release today of the Law Commission's Preliminary Paper on acquittal following perversion of the course of justice. See... Acquittal following Perversion of Justice [1] . Libertarianz have also hailed the decision to review double jeopardy laws, saying that it “couldn't have come at a better time.” See… Who's For Some Third World Justice? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00401.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00127.htm


NZ Could Break Stalemate On Third World Debt Cancellation

- 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 cancellation. See... Debt Group Pushes For Greater Government Effort [1]


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

Explanation Demanded From Heavying Health Minister

- The Health Minister owes the women of Gisborne an explanation over the extraordinary letter she sent heavying the Cervical Screening Inquiry team, National Health spokesperson Wyatt Creech said today. See... Health Minister Must Explain Heavying Letter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00400.htm


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