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JUST POLITICS
Maharey Reminds Schools Of Sex Education Obligations
NZ/German Working Holiday Deal Announced
Meeting With Russian Politician Inspires
Steve Maharey Talks About Children’s Rights
Maharey Announces Appointments
ACT To Push Immigration Centre Stage
Roy Sceptical About Anderton’s Follow Through On Mining
What The World Needs Now Is A New Treaty Clause
Tuna Convention Welcomed
Call For Dialogue On West Papua Applauded

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Dyson Blows Her Job Away - But Will She Apologise To Norm?
Scrapping Race relations Office Insult To Ethnic Communities
National Bank Survey Forecasts Bleak Christmas
Labour Hold Lead In TV3 Poll
Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

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JUST POLITICS


Maharey Reminds Schools Of Sex Education Obligations

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard has moved to remind schools of their legal obligation to consult with parents regarding the scope and treatment of health education, including sexuality education. See... Reminder to schools of legal obligation to consult [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00534.htm


NZ/German Working Holiday Deal Announced

- An agreement concluded this morning will allow more young New Zealanders and Germans to have working holidays in each other's country from 1 December, Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Immigration Lianne Dalziel said today. See... NZ And Germany Working Holiday Deal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00549.htm


Meeting With Russian Politician Inspires

- Last Thursday, I met Yegor Gaidar, a Russian politician and economist known around the world. He held the Prime Minister and Finance Minister posts at various times in Russia’s tumultuous last 10 years. See... No Confidence: Sensible or Just Sulking? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00544.htm


Steve Maharey Talks About Children’s Rights

- Address to the New Zealand Association of Children's Supervised Access Services conference. Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings. See... Putting Children First [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00547.htm


Maharey Announces Appointments

- New Government appointees to university and polytechnic councils were announced today by Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey. See... Maharey announces appointments to tertiary council [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00546.htm


ACT To Push Immigration Centre Stage

- “Successive governments have given no priority to immigration. The portfolio is never held by a senior Minister. As a nation we need to debate the issue because who are we as a people will determine our future. See... ACT To Make Immigration An Election Issue [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00543.htm


Roy Sceptical About Anderton’s Follow Through On Mining

- National's Eric Roy is deeply sceptical about whether Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton will follow through on his promise this morning to 'smooth' the way for mining ventures. See... Anderton Must Match Words With Action Over Mining [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00540.htm


What The World Needs Now Is A New Treaty Clause

- The Prime Minister should immediately release the new Treaty of Waitangi clause in the health reform legislation so people know what is planned, National's Health spokesperson Wyatt Creech said today. See... Govt. Must Front Up With New Treaty Clause [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00539.htm


Tuna Convention Welcomed

- Prime Minister Helen Clark, speaking at the Pacific Islands Forum in Kiribati, today welcomed the signing by Australia and Niue of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention. See... Convention On Protection Of Tuna Stocks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00537.htm


Call For Dialogue On West Papua Applauded

- Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke has welcomed the Pacific Islands Forum call for dialogue between Indonesia and pro-independence groups over the future of West Papua. See... Greens Welcome Call For Dialogue On West Papua [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00535.htm

POLITCIS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Dyson Blows Her Job Away - But Will She Apologise To Norm?

- Last night, when driving home, I was stopped by the police and failed a breath alcohol test. For Ruth Dyson's statement see... Resignation of ministerial portfolios - Dyson [1] , see also the PM's response... Resignation of Ruth Dyson - PM [2] REACTION - JIM ANDERTON - Resignation of Hon Ruth Dyson [3] - WYATT CREECH - Government strain taking its toll [4] - ANNETTE KING - Resignation of Ruth Dyson [5] - PETER DUNNE - Dunne Applauds Dyson's Honourable Decision [6] - RICHARD PREBBLE - Prime Minister Had To Accept Dyson Resignation [7] - TARIANA TURIA - Ruth Dyson [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00551.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00552.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00562.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00561.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00559.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00555.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00554.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00553.htm

Scrapping Race relations Office Insult To Ethnic Communities

- United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has strongly attacked suggestions that the Race Relations Conciliator's office should be scrapped and its functions absorbed within the Human Rights Commission. See... Dunne Attacks Plan To Scrap Race Relations Office [1] . See also… Race Relations Office Doomed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00550.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00548.htm


National Bank Survey Forecasts Bleak Christmas

- It will be no surprise to families facing a steadily rising cost of living that business confidence continues to stagnate, National Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Bleak Christmas ahead, survey warns [1] and Survey results unsurprising - Cullen [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00542.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00541.htm


Labour Hold Lead In TV3 Poll

- Labour – 44 down 3 National - 39 up 3 Green - 4 down 1 Alliance – 5 up 2 ACT - 3 down 1 NZ First - 2 static See... TV3 Poll Puts Labour In The Lead [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00172.htm


Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

- The business forum is an implicit acknowledgement by the coalition that it is the economy that will determine its electoral fate. The difficulty now, is that after ad-mitting the vital importance of busi-ness confidence to economic pros-perity, ... See... Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington 30/10/00 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00538.htm

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