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JUST POLITICS
Prasad Latest Victim Of ‘Clark Attack’
Peters Applauds Law Commission Report
Greens Call For Testing Of US Corn
Wool Industry Must Get Sums Right On R&D
Funding Pressure On Health System
Steve Maharey: Getting Family Law Right
Lamb Decision Shows WTO Value
Police Minister Must Be Accountable For Budget Blowouts

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Howard’s End: Hewitt Drawing On Mythical Healing Powers
Russell Brown: Hard News Is Here
Upton Online: Biting The Hand That Used To Feed
Stop The Hurt Conference Is Political
Corn Not Fit For Human Consumption
Bilateral Trade Agreement For Japan And Singapore

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JUST POLITICS


Prasad Latest Victim Of ‘Clark Attack’

- “When will the Prime Minister start responding to the issues instead of trying to side-track New Zealanders by attacking the personalities?” Acting Leader of the National Party Wyatt Creech said today. See... ‘Clark Attack’ – Who’s The Next Victim? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00497.htm


Peters Applauds Law Commission Report

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today applauded the Law Commission’s report Tax and Privilege: Legal Professional Privilege and the Commissioner of Inland Revenue’s Powers to Obtain Information, which was released this afternoon. See... Restrictions On Privilege Long Overdue- Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00495.htm


Greens Call For Testing Of US Corn

- Green Party MP Sue Kedgley today called on the Government to begin random testing of food products containing corn from the USA in order to guarantee kiwi consumers that a genetically engineered corn, approved only for animal feed, has not already penetrated the New Zealand food supply. See... Govt. Must Guarantee No 'Animal Only' Biotech Corn [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00494.htm


Wool Industry Must Get Sums Right On R&D

- The wool industry needed to be certain it had got its sums right when making decisions on funding for off-farm research and development investment, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Minister Urges Wool Growers To Carefully On R&D [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00493.htm


Funding Pressure On Health System

- Funding problems and the difficulty of rural and provincial areas recruiting and retaining qualified medical staff is reaching serious proportions. See... Public Health System Still Feeling The Pressure [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00491.htm


Steve Maharey: Getting Family Law Right

- Address to Social Policy Forum 2000, Children's Rights and Families. Victoria University of Wellington Law School. See... Fit For Purpose – Getting Family Law Right [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00490.htm


Lamb Decision Shows WTO Value

- The World Trade Organisation has sent a welcome signal to the United States that trade rules must be honoured, National MP Lockwood Smith said today. See... Interim Lamb Decision Shows Importance Of WTO [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00488.htm


Police Minister Must Be Accountable For Budget Blowouts

- The blowout in police funding in Dunedin, Wellington and North Shore-Waitakere is the surest sign yet that their ability to maintain day-to-day police services is under threat, says Hon Peter Dunne, leader, United New Zealand. See... Time For Police Minister To Deliver, Says Dunne [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00486.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Howard’s End: Hewitt Drawing On Mythical Healing Powers

- Despite criticism by Cabinet Minister, Ruth Dyson, why did Wellington rugby icon Norm Hewitt continue playing against Canterbury in the NPC final while sporting a broken arm? Does Norm Hewitt possess an inner force to control pain and do we understand it? See... Howard's End: Power We Don't Understand [1] . See also... Norm Hewitt – Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow? [2] and Ruth Dyson Stiff-Arms Norm Hewitt [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00155.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00484.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00492.htm

Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... was it ever a war? More like a feud based on something someone said when they were pissed, perhaps. But everyone ought to be glad that it's over. It is not that, in the wake of this week's business-to-government forum, everything will always be rosy between business and the government. See... HARD NEWS 27/10/00 - Family Feuds [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00154.htm

Upton Online: Biting The Hand That Used To Feed

- The mental space normally reserved for putting upton-on-line to bed was gobbled up this week by a speaking engagement – addressing the curiously named National Press Club. See... Upton-on-line October 27th [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00508.htm


Stop The Hurt Conference Is Political

- Attempts by National to rebrand its mandatory reporting conference as a non-political forum have no credibility, says Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Simcock Playing Politics With Child Abuse [1] and Big Turnout Expected For 'Stop The Hurt' [2] RECTION - NATS - 'Stop The Hurt' Conference Succeeds [3] - ACT - Maharey's No-show at Conference Displays Arrogance [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00496.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00485.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00498.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00505.htm

Corn Not Fit For Human Consumption

- THE Ministry of Health is liaising with US and Japanese health authorities to identify illegal food stuffs that may contain genetically modified “Starlink” corn not approved for use in food. See... Identifying Food Containing Non-Approved Corn [1] . See also... Govt. Must Guarantee No 'Animal Only' Biotech Corn [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0010/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00494.htm


Bilateral Trade Agreement For Japan And Singapore

- Leaders from Singapore and Japan agreed earlier this week to sign a bilateral free trade agreement which comes at a time when New Zealand is also to sign a similar agreement with Singapore. John Howard reports. See... Japan And Singapore Agree To Sign Trade Deal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00153.htm


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