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More Beds For Rimutaka Prison
Paid Parental Leave Conflict Damaging
Annabel Young’s Tax Wisdom
East Timor Publication Launched
Govt Fails To Consult Local Govt On Trade Agreement
Greens To Raise Banned West Papuan Flag
APEC Business Advisory Council Appointees
Govt Must Front Up On Negative Economic Indicators
Rays OF Light For Agriculture And Forestry

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Questions & Answers
Scoop Cartoon: Dr Heckle And Mrs Chide
Unsafe Solomons Exercise Should Be Debated – ACT
Sorry, Wrong Island
Wellington’s South Coast Could Be Made A Marine Reserve

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JUST POLITICS

More Beds For Rimutaka Prison

- Rimutaka Prison will grow by 120 beds by the end of November 2001, Minister of Corrections Matt Robson announced today. See... Inmates To Be Nearer Home [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00360.htm


Paid Parental Leave Conflict Damaging

- Conflict between Labour and the Alliance over paid-parental leave is sending damaging signals of uncertainty to businesses and employers, National's Economic Development spokesperson Max Bradford said. See... Govt Conflict Over Paid Parental Leave Damaging [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00350.htm


Annabel Young’s Tax Wisdom

- In response to a variety of requests here is a simplified backgrounder: What is the problem? See... R&D Backgrounder [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00358.htm


East Timor Publication Launched

- Thank you for the opportunity to formally launch this publication of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs on “East Timor - The Consequences”. See... NZIIA Book Launch "East Timor - The Consequences" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00357.htm


Govt Fails To Consult Local Govt On Trade Agreement

- The Green Party has criticised the Government for failing to live up to its commitment to partnership with local government over the Singapore free trade agreement. See... More important than Singapore Free Trade Agreement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00353.htm


Greens To Raise Banned West Papuan Flag

- Green MPs Keith Locke, Jeanette Fitzsimons, Nandor Tanczos and Rod Donald plan to raise full-sized banned “Morning Star” flags of West Papua on the steps of Parliament tomorrow, to mark the visit of West Papuan exile John Ondawame. See... Green MPs to raise banned flag at Parliament [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00351.htm


APEC Business Advisory Council Appointees

- Sir Dryden Spring has been appointed as the incoming Chair of the New Zealand delegation to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today. See... APEC Business Advisory Council Appointees [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00355.htm


Govt Must Front Up On Negative Economic Indicators

- New Zealand has not experienced such a convergence of negative economic indicators in over a decade, said ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble. See... Take Responsibility For That Which Is Yours [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00349.htm


Rays OF Light For Agriculture And Forestry

- The latest Situation Outlook for New Zealand Agriculture and Forestry report pointed to a period of prosperity for rural people, Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Rural Outlook Positive [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00348.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Is In The House: Questions & Answers

- Today’s questions concerned the subjects of: Unemployment Statistics – Bulk Funding – R&D Tax Deductibility – West Papua – Retail Price Increases – Health Workforce Shortages – Dawn Raid Deceptions – Sealords Share Sales – Home Detention – Radioactive ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 18 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00104.htm

Scoop Cartoon: Dr Heckle And Mrs Chide

- Cartoon from Paul McDonald of http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/ POLITICAL-CARTOONS.CO.NZ See... Scoop Cartoon: Dr Heckle And Mrs Chide [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00102.htm


Unsafe Solomons Exercise Should Be Debated – ACT

- The government’s decision to intervene in the Solomon Islands is a project with real risks. I believe the public and Parliament should be fully informed of the dangers. See... Solomons Peacekeeping Raises Serious Issues [1] EARLIER - NZ Peace Monitoring Team To Solomons Approved [2] - Downer Welcomes Signing Of Solomons Peace Deal [3] - ACT Seeks Urgent Debate On Solomons Deployment [4] - Solomons Deployment Seems Appropriate [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00356.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00092.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00105.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00325.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00324.htm


Sorry, Wrong Island

- The editor and publisher of Healthy Options magazine owe the people of New Zealand an apology for their scare-mongering, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Inaccurate Journalism Damaging To NZ Economy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00369.htm


Wellington’s South Coast Could Be Made A Marine Reserve

- On Wednesday 18th October the South Coast Marine Reserve Coalition and the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand (Inc). will make public their application to establish a marine reserve on Wellington’s south coast. See... Marine Reserve Proposed For Wellington [1] MORE - GOVT - Careful Consideration For Marine Reserve [2] - GREENS - Greens Support Marine Reserve [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0010/S00043.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00352.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00365.htm


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