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JUST POLITICS
Private Manning’s Death Unavoidable Tragedy
This Week’s Select Committee News
Hungry Students Are Angry Students
NCEA Will Dumb Down Education
Anderson’s Advice For Oil Companies
Ideology Behind Govt’s Damnation Of Work-For-Dole
Kedgley Won’t Turn Back On Dying Whales
United Future: Not Like the Other Guys
Budget Constraints Will See Less Police On Street

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
English On-Line
Import Tariffs Removed For Poorest Countries
Wet Belly Fossil Award For NZ
Open Sky Agreement Will Benefit NZ

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JUST POLITICS

Private Manning’s Death Unavoidable Tragedy

- The Minister of Defence Mark Burton has welcomed the findings of the Court of Inquiry into the death of Private Leonard Manning. See... Minister Comments On Manning Inquiry Findings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00313.htm


This Week’s Select Committee News

- SELECT COMMITTEE BUSINESS From 10 November to 17 November 2000 Committee meetings There were 20 meetings, all in the parliamentary complex, and one site visit. See... Weekly Select Committee News - 17th November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00312.htm


Hungry Students Are Angry Students

- Green MP Sue Bradford today said that with universities rising for summer the Government must be prepared to face the consequences of denying unemployed students access to an emergency benefit. See... Crunch time for Government looming over students [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00311.htm


NCEA Will Dumb Down Education

- ACT Education spokesperson Donna Awatere Huata said today that she agreed with Principal John Morris that the National Certificate of Educational Achievement will be a meaningless qualification for secondary students. See... New Certificate Will 'Dumb Down' Education System [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00309.htm


Anderson’s Advice For Oil Companies

- Oil companies should use the cash they are currently putting into price subsidy schemes to bring down the price of petrol for all motorists, Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says. See... Oil Co.s Should Use Subsidy Money To Cut Prices [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00305.htm


Ideology Behind Govt’s Damnation Of Work-For-Dole

- The Government’s latest efforts to damn the work-for-dole scheme are simply an attempt to mask the fact that the planned scrapping of the scheme is ideologically and not factually driven, ACT Employment Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said. See... Government Avoids Facts On Work-For-Dole Scheme [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00302.htm


Kedgley Won’t Turn Back On Dying Whales

- Green Party Animal Welfare Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said she disagreed completely with comments from Sir Tipene O'Regan that stranded whales should not be saved and should be left to die. See... Greens Oppose Letting Stranded Whales Die [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00300.htm


United Future: Not Like the Other Guys

- Hon Peter Dunne has hailed the formation of United Future New Zealand as a new start for New Zealand politics. See... Dunne Hails Formation Of United Future [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00299.htm


Budget Constraints Will See Less Police On Street

- Police numbers all over the country are expected to drop, if they haven't already, because of budget problems, National's Police spokesperson Brian Neeson said today. See... Budget Cuts Force Drop In Police Numbers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00292.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Hard News Is Here!

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... export growth is rampant, retail sales robust. The balance of payments, so long in the red, is heading for recovery, and business confidence will, at worst, be neutral in the months to come. How nice of Bill English to give ... See... HARD NEWS 17/11/00 - A Vote of Confidence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00109.htm

English On-Line

- English-on-line spent a day or two glued to CNN watching the best of the best a political junkie could ever wish for. Politicians who don’t like elections aren’t really politicians. You see elections reaffirm for us politicians that we do matter after all. See... English-on-line November 17th [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00306.htm

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] REACTION - EMPLOYERS AND MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION - Call To Consult First [2] - ACT - Clark Gives Myanmar Tariff Free Access To NZ [3] - IMPORTERS INSTITUTE - Clark's Cheap Tariff Shot [4] - FOOTWEAR, APPAREL AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES - Shock At Trade Decision [5] - GREENS - Tariff Move Death Knell For Clothing Industry [6] - LIBERTARIANZ - Freer Trade - Higher Wages! [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00278.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00129.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00297.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00125.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00121.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00285.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00074.htm

Open Sky Agreement Will Benefit NZ

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today welcomed an agreement between New Zealand, Brunei, Chile, Singapore and the United States to increase access to one another’s air services. See... NZ Welcomes Open Skies Agreement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00304.htm

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