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JUST POLITICS
Economic Downturn Wipes Out Extra Revenue
IMF Endorses Govt’s Fiscal Responsibility
Substandard Corn Not In NZ
Mallard Examines Recreation
Good Work, Paralympics Team
NZ To Ratify Hazardous & Radioactive Waste Convention
Govt Champions High-Value Export Industries
Fort Dorset Land Sale Is Within Accepted Processes
National approved targeted Hepatitis B screening

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Same Sex And De Facto Relationships In Property Legislation
Yes! We Want People’s Bank
Religious Propaganda Promotes Male Sexual Irresponsibility
UNESCO In Trouble With West Coasters
Western Pacific Region Declared Polio Free

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JUST POLITICS


Economic Downturn Wipes Out Extra Revenue

- “The economic downturn has wiped out in a month the extra tax revenue Finance Minister Michael Cullen was expecting for the year from his six-cent hike to the top tax rate,” said ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide today. See... Extra Revenue From Tax Hike Wiped Out [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00526.htm


IMF Endorses Govt’s Fiscal Responsibility

- “I particularly welcome the finding, given the current volatility surrounding oil prices, that New Zealand is well-placed to absorb external shocks without undue economic or financial distress,:” he said. See... IMF report welcome but reflects familiar mindset [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00524.htm


Substandard Corn Not In NZ

- Customs Minister Phillida Bunkle has today assured consumers that none of the products so far identified as containing a genetically engineered corn product causing alarm overseas have entered New Zealand. See... Customs assurance on GE corn [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00511.htm


Mallard Examines Recreation

- When preparing for this conference I was told that one question that may be in your minds is my perception on what recreation is. See... NZ Recreation "Look 2000" conference - Mallard [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00523.htm


Good Work, Team

- Sport, Fitness and Leisure Minister Trevor Mallard said the New Zealand Paralympian Team had done the country proud. See... Minister congratulates Paralympians [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00522.htm


NZ To Ratify Hazardous & Radioactive Waste Convention

- Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that New Zealand will ratify the Waigani Convention on hazardous and radioactive waste in late November. See... Convention on hazardous and radioactive waste [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00521.htm


Govt Champions High-Value Export Industries

- The Government champions high-value export industries because the reward is more jobs and rising incomes for New Zealanders, Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton told a mining conference in Wellington tonight. See... Government champions high-value export industries [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00519.htm


Fort Dorset Land Sale Is Within Accepted Processes

- The Minister in charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Margaret Wilson says the proposed sale of defence land at Fort Dorset in Wellington is entirely within the accepted processes for dealing with land affected by Treaty of Waitangi claims. See... Fort Dorset land sale is within accepted processes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00518.htm


National approved targeted Hepatitis B screening

- Health Minister Annette King says it is ironic Race Relations Commissioner Rajen Prasad has cited an affirmative-action policy such as hepatitis B screening as an example of the racial division, resentment and anger that can be caused by implementation of the Government's closing the gaps health policies. See... National approved targeted Hepatitis B screening [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00512.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Same Sex And De Facto Relationships In Property Legislation

- The Associate Minister of Justice Margaret Wilson welcomes the return of the Property (Relationships) legislation to parliament. See... A Fair Division Of Property When Relationships End [1] REACTION - NATS - Common-Sense In, PC Out [2] and Wilson Ignores Virtually All Submissions [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00529.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00528.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00527.htm


Yes! We Want People’s Bank

- Independent confirmation of public support for a People's Bank doesn't surprise the Deputy Prime Minister. See... The people say Yes! To the People's Bank [1] and Where will Jim put his banks? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00509.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00516.htm

Religious Propaganda Promotes Male Sexual Irresponsibility

- “ALRANZ shares the concerns of the Quality Public Education Coalition over the imposition of inaccurate religious propaganda masquerading as ‘sex education’ within some state schools,” stated Craig Young, ALRANZ Research Officer today. See... ALRANZ: Don't Promote Male Sexual Irresponsibility [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0010/S00040.htm


Howard’s End: Shell To Benefit In China

- The Kyoto Protocol on global warming is supposed to curb carbon pollution but imposes no emissions limits on countries such as China and India. It is not surprising, then, that international oil giant Shell has just finalised a contract to build a $4 billion billion petrochemical plant in southern China. See... Howard’s End: Kyoto Protocol Loophole [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00167.htm


UNESCO In Trouble With West Coasters

- The United Nations agency UNESCO has come under fire from West Coast lobby group Coast Action Network, for failing to respond to a complaint and for failing to follow its compliant procedures. John Howard reports. See... UNESCO Under Fire From West Coasters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00162.htm


Western Pacific Region Declared Polio Free

- Health Minister Annette King says she is delighted with today's World Health Organisation declaration that New Zealand, along with the entire Western Pacific region, has been declared polio free. See... Entire Western Pacific region polio free [1] and A Polio Free World - Rotary's Dream Within Grasp [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00514.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0010/S00072.htm


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