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Import Tariffs Removed For Poorest Countries
Cancer Waiting Lists Growing Under Labour
Franks Applauds Name Suppression Refusal
Fire Union Wants To Maintain Cushy Lifestyle
PM Launches APEC Website
Anderton Speaks To Workingmen
The Role Of ACT
Waitangi Tribunal Endorses Govts Approach
Sutton Urges Wine Industry To Read Discussion Document
Swain Welcomes Light Speed Communication

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Scoop Cartoon: Shipley To The Provinces
IRD & ACC Ordered To Work Out Compensation In Willis Case
Turia’s Ideology Makes An Indignant Guest Of Ryall
United Future NZ To Represent Mainstream Values
Age Concern Calls For Cooperation On Super


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Import Tariffs Removed For Poorest Countries

- From July 2001 all of the least developed countries of the world will have duty-free access to New Zealand for all their imports, Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today at the APEC leaders’ meeting in Brunei. See... NZ removes tariffs on imports from the poorest [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00278.htm


Cancer Waiting Lists Growing Under Labour

- Cancer waiting lists have ballooned ten-fold in some cases since the Labour Government came to power, National Health spokesperson Wyatt Creech revealed today. See... Extent of cancer waiting lists revealed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00270.htm


Franks Applauds Name Suppression Refusal

- Justice Robertson got it right in refusing name suppression to an offender who applied for police diversion. “The judges are reaffirming common sense and the principle of open public justice and getting tougher on crime, while the Government just prattles about its sentencing review” says ACT Justice Spokesman, Stephen Franks. See... Judges Getting it Right on Open Justice [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00269.htm


Fire Union Wants To Maintain Cushy Lifestyle

- “Public safety seems to have taken a backseat to union lobbyists in a revamp of the Fire Service Commission,” National's spokesperson on the Fire Service Lindsay Tisch said today. See... Proposed Fire Commission Revamp Unwise, Illegal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00267.htm


PM Launches APEC Website

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today launched a new APEC website while attending the Apec Leaders’ Meeting in Brunei. See... NZ Launches APEC Ecotec Clearing House Website [1] and Launch Of The Ecotech Clearing House Website [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00260.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00259.htm


Anderton Speaks To Workingmen

- The Shipley/English Government was a shambles. Each day you woke up you wondered if the government was going to make it to the end of the day. See... Delivering For Working People - Anderton Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00277.htm


The Role Of ACT

- What is the role of third parties in an MMP Parliament? Speaking at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast yesterday, I was asked – “What are the three issues that as an opposition party you are concentrating on in Parliament?” See... "The Role Of Third Parties" - Richard Prebble [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00275.htm


Waitangi Tribunal Endorses Govts Approach

- The Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Margaret Wilson, welcomes the decision of the Waitangi Tribunal to reject the claims of the Tangahoe and Pakakohi incorporations against the inclusion of their claims within the settlement of the Ngati Ruanui iwi of South Taranaki. See... Government Approach Endorsed By Waitangi Tribunal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00274.htm


Sutton Urges Wine Industry To Read Discussion Document

- Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton today urged wine industry participants to read a discussion paper on the future of legislation governing the wine industry. See... Wine Industry Discussion Document Published [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00273.htm


Swain Welcomes Light Speed Communication

- Commerce, Communications and Information Technology Minister Paul Swain welcomed news today that the first commercial traffic has begun to flow across the $2.2 billion Southern Cross Cable network. See... Minister Welcomes Business At The Speed Of Light [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00265.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: ACC Costs To Employers – Strikes – ERA And Waterfront Work – Immigration Personal Grievances – Internet Spy Snooping Bill – Northland Probation Service – Super Policies – Food Bank Demand. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 16 November [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00104.htm


Scoop Cartoon: Shipley To The Provinces

- Cartoon from Paul McDonald of http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/ POLITICAL-CARTOONS.CO.NZ See... Scoop Cartoon: National Goes Rural [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00100.htm


IRD & ACC Ordered To Work Out Compensation In Willis Case

- Revenue and Accident Insurance Minister Michael Cullen has instructed ACC and IRD to work out the level of appropriate compensation to be paid to an Auckland couple - after an ACC dispute that dragged on for 14 years. See... ACC & IRD To Split Compensation For Willis Trauma [1] REACTION - ACT - IRD Commissioner John Perham Signals New Era [2] - NZ FIRST - 'Sorry’ Is Just Not Good Enough [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00272.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00279.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00268.htm


Turia’s Ideology Makes An Indignant Guest Of Ryall

- National MP Tony Ryall says that Tariana Turia has yet again displayed the sort of ideology that no one thought they would get under a Labour Government. See... Turia bad host for race relations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00271.htm


Fiji High Court Ruling Says Elected Parliament Should Be Recalled

- Fiji’s High Court has ruled that the country’s 1997 Constitution remains valid and that the properly elected parliament should be recalled. See... The Chandrika Prasad Case Ruling [1] and Citizens' Group Calls For Interim Govt To Resign [2] . See also… Goff Welcomes Court Decision On Fiji [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00127.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00266.htm


United Future NZ To Represent Mainstream Values

- The announcement today of the formation of United Future New Zealand to represent mainstream values that promote inclusiveness instead of division, security not division, celebration of our diversity rather than negative emphasis on our differences and policies to help, not hinder families, heralds a new era for politics in New Zealand say, Hon Peter Dunne, leader United Future and Anthony Walton, deputy leader, United Future. See... United Future Heralds A New Era For Politics [1] MORE - United Future Striving For Balanced Policies [2] - United Future Team Ready To Make A Difference [3] - Address to the Launch of United Future New Zealand [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00069.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00067.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00066.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00281.htm

Age Concern Calls For Cooperation On Super

- A report released by Age Concern today says that it’s time politicians worked together on New Zealand Superannuation. At the end of September, Age Concern hosted a Forum to develop targets for action and provide input into the Government’s recently released draft Positive Ageing Strategy. See... "Its Time Politicians Worked Together On NZ Super" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00064.htm


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