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JUST POLITICS
Shipley Wants MMP Referendum
Legal Aid Bill Passed
Trevor Mallard Tells Why Bill’s In A Buddle
Govt Looking At Ways To Deal With Offenders Like Hotene
Making Ciggies Safer
Abysmal Varsity Enrolments From Low Decile Schools
Socialist Policies Behind Speedy Economic Downturn
Union Disruption And Intimidation Is Here

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
Tranz Rail To Be Broken Up And Sold
National Superannuation Fund Proposal Announced - FULL REACTION
Govt Under Fire For Excluding Critics From Business Conference

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JUST POLITICS

Shipley Wants MMP Referendum

- National is going to give New Zealanders the chance to vote for or against MMP once and for all. Nats Bill Says People Should Decide On MMP [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00226.htm


Legal Aid Bill Passed

- The Legal Services Bill which passed its third and final reading this evening will ensure that the public gets the best return possible from the money spent on legal aid, Justice Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Legal Aid Bill Passed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00222.htm


Trevor Mallard Tells Why Bill’s In A Buddle

- State Services Minister Trevor Mallard told Parliament today that two-thirds of payments made this year to the law firm Buddle Findlay related to work started by the previous National-led administration. See... Bill In A Bit Of A Buddle [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00209.htm


Govt Looking At Ways To Deal With Offenders Like Hotene

- The Government is addressing the changes needed to detain serious violent offenders like Taffy Hotene through its Sentencing Reform Project, says Minister of Corrections Matt Robson. See... Sentencing reform vital [1] . See also Parole System Should Go - ACT [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00213.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00230.htm


Making Ciggies Safer

- Alliance MP Grant Gillon is introducing a fire-safe cigarette bill in an attempt to help save lives of fire-fighters, smokers and their families. See... Where There’s Smoke But No Fire [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00229.htm


Abysmal Varsity Enrolments From Low Decile Schools

- “Abysmal” first-year university enrolments from low-decile schools is a good reason for the Government to again consider introducing a Targeted Individual Entitlement scheme, ACT Education spokeswoman Donna Awatere Huata said today. See... Enrolments From Low Decile Schools a Worry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00227.htm


Socialist Policies Behind Speedy Economic Downturn

- The speed of the economic downturn caused by the Socialist policies of the present government surprised everyone. We all knew it would happen. What we didn’t know was just how quickly the economy would be sunk. Prospects for the New Zealand Economy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00224.htm


Union Disruption And Intimidation Is Here

- Just a week after the introduction of the Employment Relations Act, unions are already disrupting workplaces and intimidating employers, ACT Employment spokesman Muriel Newman said today. See... "It's Started" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00218.htm


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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Ruling: Who Should Answer Questions– Super – Airways Bid For UK Air Traffic Control – Super x 3 – School Zoning – Tranz Rail – Dawn Raid Mistakes – Student Loan Interest Writeoffs – Inflation – Special ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –11 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00061.htm


Tranz Rail To Be Broken Up And Sold

- Tranz Rail announced yesterday a fall in profit and a plan to break up the company and sell off everything except the rail-freight and Cook Strait Ferry operations. See…AGM SPEECHES - Speech by Michael Beard, Tranz Rail MD, To AGM [1] - Speech by Bob Wheeler, Chairman, Tranz Rail,To AGM [2] and RELEASES - First Quarter Profit Warning From Tranz Rail [3] - Tranz Rail’s Refrigerated Freight Business Sale [4] - Tranz Rail Seeking Buyer For Long Distance Trains [5] POLITICAL REACTION: - GREEN - Warning Bells Ring Over Rail Split Up [6] - GOVERNMENT - Govt seeks more info on Tranz Rail review [7] - GREEN - Time To Really "Save Rail" [8] - FROM THE ARCHIVE - Sludge #28 Feedback - Railroad Extortion [9] and Sludge Report #28 - Slow Down! [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00086.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00085.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00084.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00083.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00082.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00221.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00204.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00195.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/49/4d/200009141132.58ad26d6.html
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/86/28/200009130057.d33c6da8.html

National Superannuation Fund Proposal Announced - FULL REACTION

- “The proposed New Zealand Superannuation Fund offers an important opportunity to introduce stability and security into retirement income” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... An Enduring Solution To Funding New Zealand Super' [1] MORE - Pre-Funding NZ Superannuation: Budget Implications [2] - Making A Commitment To Our Elders – Jim Anderton [3] - Offering New Zealanders Security In Retirement – Steve Maharey [4] REACTION - ACT - More Questions Than Answers On Cullen’s Super Fund [5] - NATIONAL - Monster scheme needs proper testing [6] - ACT ACT Reserves Judgement On Super Proposal [7] - UNITED - Super Ping-Pong Continues [8] - NZ FIRST - Peters Makes Superannuation Commitment [9] - GREENS - Green Position On Super Fund [10] - GREY POWER - Put Certainty Back Into Super - Grey Power [11] - AXA - Brave New Era For Superannuation, Says AXA [12]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00199.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00197.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00198.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00200.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00215.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00214.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00205.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00207.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00210.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00212.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00048.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00087.htm


Govt Under Fire For Excluding Critics From Business Conference

- The Government's approach to the upcoming business summit is akin to a kamikaze approach, because of the bizarre selection rules for conference invitees precluding any business individual or organisation, who is critical of government policy from attending, says Hon Peter Dunne, leader United New Zealand. See... Govt. Takes "Kamikaze Approach" To Business Summit [1] EARLIER - NATS - Big Spend-Up On Million Dollar Legal Eagles [2] - ACT - "Guess Who's NOT Coming to Dinner" [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00187.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00159.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00155.htm


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