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JUST POLITICS
SOE Raid Story Fiction – Anderton
Health Reform Concerns
New Figures Confirm Downturn – Hide
Speechifying…
Casino Inquiry Does Not Impress Winston
ITO Review Terms Of Reference
Is An Australasian Defence Force Being Proposed?
Muriel Dismisses Steve’s Barbs

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Alick Shaw Leaves Wellington Labour Party
Scoop Opinion: The Right Struggles To Know What To Say
Grocery Inflation Warning – Consumer Pain
McCully May Attend Mallard SOE Accounting Seminar


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JUST POLITICS


SOE Raid Story Fiction – Anderton

- 'News-by-fiction' is the term Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton is giving to a report in the Dominion today claiming, “Senior Labour ministers kept Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton in the dark about plans to raid state-owned enterprises for cash.”See... Dom Makes Up Stories On Mccully's Behalf [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00429.htm


Health Reform Concerns

- The first day of oral submissions to the select committee has seen National's concerns about the health reforms echoed by key groups in the health sector, National Health Spokesperson Wyatt Creech said today. See... Health Sector Warns Annette King Over Reforms [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00428.htm


New Figures Confirm Downturn – Hide

- Fresh tax receipts data for the two months to August show reductions in two key indicators of economic activity, says ACT Finance spokesman, Rodney Hide. See... Lower Tax Receipts Confirm Downturn - Hide [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00427.htm


Speechifying…

- School Holidays are a traditional time for speechifying…see... Mallard Speech To PPTA Annual Conference [1] - Steve Maharey - Building a skilled workforce for the 21st century [2] - Tariana Turia SpeechTo ASTE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00423.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00421.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00417.htm


Casino Inquiry Does Not Impress Winston

- “The in-house inquiry to be conducted by Internal Affairs into Sky City Casino is certain to be a whitewash,” said the Rt Hon Winston Peters, Leader of New Zealand First. See... In-House Inquiry On Sky Casino Will Be Whitewash [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00422.htm


ITO Review Terms Of Reference

- Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey today released the terms of reference for a comprehensive review of New Zealand's industry training arrangements to be carried out over the coming year. See... Government to review industry training arrangement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00420.htm


Is An Australasian Defence Force Being Proposed?

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has put as much thought into a joint defence force as she has put into a trans-tasman currency, said ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble. See... New Zealand Must Retain Independence Of Command [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00419.htm


Muriel Dismisses Steve’s Barbs

- ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Muriel Newman has dismissed an attack on her by Social Services Minister Steve Maharey as a desperate attempt to avoid debate on the Government’s “flawed” closing the gaps policy. See... Newman Dismisses Maharey Attack [1] and Govt's Closing The Gaps Strategy Challenged [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00418.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00416.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Alick Shaw Leaves Wellington Labour Party

- Labour Party Wellington City Councillor Alick Shaw has announced today that he can no longer be accountable to the party’s Labour Local Body Committee (LLBC). See... Councillor Alick Shaw Leaves The Labour Party [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00132.htm


Scoop Opinion: The Right Struggles To Know What To Say

- Ugh. With the Olympics dominating the headlines all last week, there has been very little happening in the political world worth writing about. Or if there has, I’ve been too busy watching the Olympics to take any notice. Mike Heine nevertheless does find something to say. See... On The Right: Ugh... [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00128.htm


Grocery Inflation Warning – Consumer Pain

- Supermarket chains are this week lifting prices of more than 1100 items, National Finance spokesperson Bill English revealed today. See... Grocery bills more bad news for families [1] . See also Bill English on new Consumer Confidence stats... Confidence Drop Reflects Pressure On Households [2] . National’s John Luxton is also concerned about Kiwi mums and dads bank balances. See... Families Suffer As Govt. Won't Budge On Tarriffs [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00424.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00415.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00412.htm


McCully May Attend Mallard SOE Accounting Seminar

- National MP Murray McCully today said he would be happy to consider accepting Trevor Mallard's offer of a special briefing on Government accounting in relation to SOE's, “provided Mr Mallard releases more information on the SOE wrangle. See... McCully May Accept Mallard Briefing [1] . ACT’s Richard Prebble is also on the case. See... Government Needs To Get Its Story Straight [2] EARLIER: - GOVERNMENT - Mallard offers McCully briefing in govt accounting [3] - NATIONAL - Helen Clark's SOE Mystery Solved [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00413.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00414.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00410.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00394.htm


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