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JUST POLITICS
Abortion Misinformation And Legislation
Peace Movement Support For International Treaties Bill
Speechifying…
Enough Inquiries Already
ACT Considers Super Policy
Jim’s Jobs Machine Is Not Working - Bradford
University Reform Legislation
Gaming Review Terms Of Reference
Westpac Result Augurs Well For Kiwi Bank Profit
Creech Calls For Explanation On Cancer Waiting Lists
Airforce Staffing Crisis
Disability Strategy Work Continues

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Jim Tells His Deputy Off For Use Of “H” Word
Peters Backs Calls For Investigation Into Watson Witness
Kidnapped Kiwi Update
The Tua Man Tells Kids To Buckle Up

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JUST POLITICS


Abortion Misinformation And Legislation

- “Australian anti-abortionists and pseudo-feminist organisations are engaged in a campaign of distortion and half-truths against the possible introduction of RU486/mifepristone within that country. ALRANZ wishes to clarify the issues at stake ... See... ALRANZ On "Feminist" Attack on Medical Abortion [1] . See also... ALRANZ Hopes that Private Members Bill An Option [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00019.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00018.htm


Peace Movement Support For International Treaties Bill

- The International Treaties Bill 2000 is scheduled to have its first reading on Wednesday, 8 November. The purpose of the Bill is to ensure that the NZ government will not be able to enter into international treaties without parliament’s approval. See... Alert ! International Treaties Bill 2000 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00017.htm


Speechifying…

Weekend speeches… Dalziel Address to DPA National Conference [1] - Shifting The Debate - Matt Robson Speech [2] - "Act’s New Agenda" – Richard Prebble [3] ( For Libertarianz reaction see... ACT Limp Backwards, To Oblivion! [4] )


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00087.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00084.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00016.htm


Enough Inquiries Already

- Health Minister Annette King says no evidence has been provided to her to justify the call by Green Party MP Sue Bradford for a full and independent inquiry into the treatment given to Northland women by gynaecologist Graham Parry. See... Two Independent Inquiries Already Underway [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00085.htm


ACT Considers Super Policy

- ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble confirmed that the ACT caucus has taken a superannuation policy approach to the party board meeting today. See... Superannuation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00082.htm


Jim’s Jobs Machine Is Not Working - Bradford

- The Government's regional development policies are failing to stop the loss of jobs in regional New Zealand, National's Economic Development spokesperson Max Bradford said today. See... Govt. Regional Development Policies Not Working [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00081.htm


University Reform Legislation

- Legislation being introduced into Parliament next month will match tertiary institution governance and management capabiities with the demands of the 21st century, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Government To Strengthen Tertiary Governance [1] . See also NZUSA reaction... Tertiary accountability measures long overdue! [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00079.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0011/S00012.htm


Gaming Review Terms Of Reference

- The Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon Mark Burton, has released the terms of reference for the next phase of the gaming and gambling review. See... Gaming Review Terms Of Reference Released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00078.htm


Westpac Result Augurs Well For Kiwi Bank Profit

- Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says claims that a kiwi bank couldn't make a profit are looking increasingly desperate after WestpacTrust announced its profit result today. See... Westpac result shows room in market for kiwi bank [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00077.htm


Creech Calls For Explanation On Cancer Waiting Lists

- The Minister of Health must explain why she has failed to take action to deliver reduced waiting times for cancer treatment, National Health spokesperson Wyatt Creech said today. See... Health Minister must explain cancer waiting lists [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00076.htm


Airforce Staffing Crisis

- Claims by Defence Force insiders indicating another Air Force staffing crisis are deeply disturbing, National MP Annabel Young said today. See... Air Force faces serious staffing crisis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00075.htm


Disability Strategy Work Continues

- The Government's commitment to developing a Disability Strategy will continue unabated Cabinet Minister Lianne Dalziel said today. See... Disability Strategy Work Continues - Dalziel [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00074.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Jim Tells His Deputy Off For Use Of “H” Word

- Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton has spoken to Alliance Minister Sandra Lee over the use of the word 'holocaust' in a speech. See... 'Holocaust' Remark [1] . Earlier National Leader Jenny Shipley said a Government Minister had again inflamed race relations using the word “holocaust” in relation to Maori. See... What Price Will Lee Pay For Holocaust Comments? [2] . But ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said he supports Ms Lee's right to freely express her views. see... Govt's Treaty correctness ousts freedom of speech [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00089.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00080.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00095.htm


Peters Backs Calls For Investigation Into Watson Witness

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First backed calls by the Criminal Bar Association for a full and independent investigation into allegations that police pressured a witness to lie during the Scott Watson trial. See... Investigation Into Secret Witness Allegations [1] . See also ... Secret Cell-Mate Witness Schemes [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00096.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00093.htm


Kidnapped Kiwi Update

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today that New Zealand was keeping in close touch with the Ecuadorian authorities over the kidnapping involving the New Zealander Dennis Corrin. See... Kidnapped New Zealander: Dennis Corrin [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00090.htm


The Tua Man Tells Kids To Buckle Up

- World number one heavyweight boxing contender David Tua is putting his might behind a new campaign to make sure children are buckled up safely when they travel. See... Tua Pulls No Punches In Child Restraint Campaign [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00086.htm


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