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JUST POLITICS
Asian Hunger Strikers Can’t Be Ignored
ACT First To Launch 2002 Election Policy
Forestry Policy Costing Jobs
Prebble’s Thoughts On A Common Currency
Peters Attack On Health Research Ignorant
Openness On Victoria Payout Pleases Mallard
Peters – We Don’t Need TOW To Close Gaps

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
ERA Becomes Law Today, To Opposition Squawking
More ERA Reaction
Howard’s End: Danish Lessons On Oz-Colonisation
Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington #32
Law Says It’s OK To Be Gay, Winston, But Smoking Inside Is Out
Employers Federation Political Update

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JUST POLITICS

Asian Hunger Strikers Can’t Be Ignored

- The desperation of the forty hunger striking Asian overstayers in Auckland cannot continue to be ignored by Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel, National Ethnic Affairs spokesperson Pansy Wong said today. See... Hunger strikers plight ignored by Minister [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00011.htm


ACT First To Launch 2002 Election Policy

- ACT will release the first 2002 election policy by any political party tomorrow, said ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble. See... ACT Policy Launch - Advisory [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00010.htm


Forestry Policy Costing Jobs

- The Government's forestry policy has cut jobs and more are looming because of the major shortfall of suitable indigenous timber for furniture manufacturers, National's Timberlands spokesman Tony Ryall said today. See... Timber industry job losses started - more coming [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00007.htm


Prebble’s Thoughts On A Common Currency

- I thought that some observations on the debate over the kiwi dollar might be of interest to this Trade Council. See... The Kiwi Dollar - Is It Too Risky? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00004.htm


Peters Attack On Health Research Ignorant

- New Zealand First leader Winston Peters' remarks on the Health Research Council in a speech today are based on ignorance and prejudice, says Minister for Research, Science and Technology Pete Hodgson. See... Peters' attack on health research ignorant [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00003.htm


Openness On Victoria Payout Pleases Mallard

- State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today said he is pleased that Victoria University has disclosed a payment made to its former vice chancellor. See... Minister comment on Victoria payout [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00483.htm


Peters – We Don’t Need TOW To Close Gaps

- The convenor of the North Harbour Lawyers wrote and asked that today’s address be about “some quasi legal topic”. See... We Don’t Need The Treaty Of Waitangi To Close Gaps [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00482.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

ERA Becomes Law Today, To Opposition Squawking

- The Employment Relations Act comes in today at the worst possible time for businesses, employers, employees and New Zealand, National Industrial Relations spokesperson Max Bradford said today. See... ERA Comes At Worst Possible Time [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00019.htm


More ERA Reaction

- NATS - Schools no place for union recruitment [1] and Union split over wage demands [2] - ACT – New Employment Law Causes Chaos [3] and ACT Launches Election Employment Policy [4] - EMPLOYERS FEDERATION - Employers Receive Information, Advice [5] - PSA - ‘Pause’ For Law Okay – PSA [6] and Margaret Wilson Begins The ERA The Healthy Way! [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00476.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00005.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00009.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00003.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00004.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00003.htm


Howard’s End: Danish Lessons On Oz-Colonisation

- Following the Danish vote against adopting the ailing euro the Kiwi lost more than a cent which has again inflamed the debate about merging the Kiwi and Aussie dollars. But joining our two countries politically is the ultimate aim. John Howard writes. See... Howard’s End: Danish Lessons On Oz-Colonisation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00206.htm

Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington #32

- On the day the union promoting Employment Relations Act comes into effect, ACT is releasing an alternative policy – “Freedom to Contract.” ACT's policy release is the first by any party for the 2002 election. ACT intends setting the agenda by ... See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington #32 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00023.htm

Law Says It’s OK To Be Gay, Winston, But Smoking Inside Is Out

- Green Party co-leader Rod Donald has accused Winston Peters of gay bashing following his attack in today's Sunday Star Times on Green Party co-convenor Richard Davies' website advertising his homestay to gay men. See... Prudish Peters desperately seeking poll ratings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00008.htm

Employers Federation Political Update

- A 15% jump in exports in the June year raises hopes NZ's 6-year trade deficit may become a surplus in the future. Annual exports topped $26 billion for the first time. The June year rise was the biggest annual increase in exports for 8 years. See... Employers Federation Political Update - 29 Sept [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00002.htm


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