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JUST POLITICS
Unemployment Stats Cautiously Welcomed
Govt E-Commerce Strategy
Never Been A Better Time To Quit Smoking
Greens Call For Inquiry Into Disgraced Gynaecologist
What’s Through The Slightly Irregular Window?
Anderton In Praise Of Christchurch
NZ Deep Water Fisheries Best Managed In The World
Getting Maori & Pacific Islanders Into Tertiary Education
Funding For Child Abuse Reduction Guidelines

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
SCOOP INTERACTIVE - Scoop Readers Favour Dyson Apology To Norm Hewitt
Unemployment Drops To 5.9 Percent
Keith Rankin: Saving Downtown Auckland
Doone Report Golden Handshake In Disguise
Choose Your Sexual Preference, Do Not Pass Go
Dangerously Mixed Messages On Dyson Affair
Here’s Your Answers John, With Interest

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JUST POLITICS

Unemployment Stats Cautiously Welcomed

- “The latest labour force data is positive but no cause for complacency,” Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Figures good - but Govt will continue jobs focus [1] . See also… Employment Figures Point to Future Concerns - ACT [2] and Nats welcome apparent turnaround in unemployment [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00036.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00037.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00034.htm


Govt E-Commerce Strategy

- Minister for Information Technology Paul Swain today launched the government's e-commerce strategy saying government, in partnership with business, must champion e-commerce across the community. See... Government and business to champion e-commerce [1] and The government's e-commerce strategy. [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00024.htm


Never Been A Better Time To Quit Smoking

- The Green Party today urged smokers to take advantage of cheap new stop-smoking programmes, which are a result of Budget negotiations between the Greens and the Government. See... Smokers Urged To Take Up Cheap Programmes [1] and Details Of Subsidised NRT Programme Announced [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00023.htm


Greens Call For Inquiry Into Disgraced Gynaecologist

- Green Party MP Sue Bradford this morning called for a full and independent inquiry into the treatment given to Northland women by disgraced gynaecologist Graham Parry. See... Greens Want Full inquiry into Parry's Treatment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00035.htm


What’s Through The Slightly Irregular Window?

- Green MP Sue Kedgley believes more and more consumers are turning to organic food as they become aware of the residues of pesticides, antibiotics and genetically engineered ingredients in conventional food, and says that Wairarapa farmers are very well positioned to capitalise on this trend. See... Standing before the window of organic opportunity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00033.htm


Anderton In Praise Of Christchurch

- A few years ago the Business Roundtable memorably coined a new name for our city. They called it ‘the People’s Republic of Christchurch.’ That name followed a survey of quality of life and satisfaction among residents. See... Opening of Community Energy Action Premises [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00032.htm


NZ Deep Water Fisheries Best Managed In The World

- An Australian expert says New Zealand's management of orange roughy and other deepwater fisheries is the best in the world, despite mistakes with some orange roughy fisheries. See... NZ "World's Best" In Deepwater Fishery Management [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00031.htm


Getting Maori & Pacific Islanders Into Tertiary Education

- A new funding package to foster greater tertiary institution responsiveness to the particular needs of Maori and Pacific students builds on the series of equity initiatives taken by the Government, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said. See... Improving Maori & Pacific Tertiary Participation [1] and Equal Opportunities & The Tertiary System [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00029.htm


Funding For Child Abuse Reduction Guidelines

- Health Minister Annette King says she is delighted the Cabinet has allocated $2.8 million in new funding to develop and implement guidelines to reduce child abuse and family violence. See... Funding for implementing family violence guideline [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00027.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


SCOOP INTERACTIVE - Scoop Readers Favour Dyson Apology To Norm Hewitt

- Top Scoops Poll: Should Ruth Apologise To Norm? [1] - To vote email poll@scoop.co.nz [2] with “YES” or “NO” in the subject line. (RESULT: early votes favour an apology - 66% to 33% - 67 votes as of 3pm).


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0011/S00010.htm
[2] - mailto:poll@scoop.co.nz

Unemployment Drops To 5.9 Percent

- The September 2000 quarter seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.9 per cent according to Statistics New Zealand's Household Labour Force Survey, the official measure of unemployment. See... Unemployment Rate At 5.9 Per Cent [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00019.htm


Keith Rankin: Saving Downtown Auckland

- Auckland’s public policymakers have a longstanding problem; indecisiveness. One Tree Hill is just the latest example. See... Keith Rankin: Oh Auckland! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00008.htm


Doone Report Golden Handshake In Disguise

- The Government spent at least $140,000 on the Doone report on Maori crime to tell us what we already know, National's Justice spokesman Tony Ryall said today. See... Nothing New In Doone Report [1] and Government Responds To Doone Report [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00022.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00016.htm


Choose Your Sexual Preference, Do Not Pass Go

- “While criticising schools for not consulting over chastity lessons, Trevor Mallard is promoting a board game about sex to fifth formers,” said Concerned Teachers spokesperson Peter Calvert. Mr Calvert said most parents would be appalled. See... Ministry of Education Promotes Sex Game [1] and Response to fringe group sex game claim [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0011/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00028.htm


Dangerously Mixed Messages On Dyson Affair

- “Prime Minister Helen Clark is sending a dangerously mixed message to young people in hinting that former Labour Party President Ruth Dyson could be back in Cabinet within a year,” said Young Nationals Chair Daniel Gordon. See... PM Sends Wrong Message To Young People [1] . Full coverage of the Dyson affair on the Just Politics [2] page.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00008.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Here’s Your Answers John, With Interest

- What Jim Anderton wants to know is whether John Carter supports having kiwi bank branches in his electorate, and will he guarantee that if he ever gets back into government those branches won't be closed. See... Jim Fronts Up With The Answers [1] , Front-Up With The Answers, Jim [2] and Get Your MP To Demand A Kiwi Bank [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00021.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00019.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00014.htm


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