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JUST POLITICS
School Suspension Figures Disturb
Ryall Accused Of Laziness
Long term Unemployed Figures Not A Pretty Sight
Only 1 In 5 Benefit From Income Related Rents
More Money For Gyms
Sandra Lee Speaks To Forest & Bird
State Sector Standards Board Appointed
Lee Speaks At The Coalface of Local Government
Ryall Puts Bugging Concerns On The Line
Minister’s Statement On Teacher Arrest
Turia Announces Whanau Strengthening Initiative

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Open Skies Agreement Signed
Tainui To Get Their $13 Million
PM Outraged At Minke Hunt, Lee Dismisses Sustainable Whaling
Keynote Speeches From The Labour Party Conference

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JUST POLITICS

School Suspension Figures Disturb

- ACT Education Spokesperson Donna Awatere Huata says figures she has obtained from the Government on the numbers of suspensions from New Zealand schools make disturbing reading and point to problems keeping our young people sufficiently interested in and committed to their education. See... Suspension Figures Point to Problems With System [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00339.htm


Ryall Accused Of Laziness

- Despite his regular comments on housing policy, Mr Ryall recently revealed that his party had no housing policy and that they were in fact, 'back to the drawing board.' See... National has no housing policy : Ryall Lazy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00338.htm


Long term Unemployed Figures Not A Pretty Sight

- ACT Employment Spokesman Muriel Newman today released official Department of Work and Income statistics which show that the number of people registered as out of work for more than a year rose nearly 1.5 percent in October alone, to a record 110,081. See... Maharey Ignores Soaring Long-Term Unemployment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00333.htm


Only 1 In 5 Benefit From Income Related Rents

- It will be a Merry Christmas for only one in five low income families following the introduction of Income Related Rents, National's Housing Spokesman Tony Ryall said today. See... Housing Help For Only 1 In 5 Low-Income Families [1] . See also…State Rents Slashed In Time For Christmas [2] from the Government.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00331.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00328.htm


More Money For Gyms

- The Government is injecting nearly $5 million into gymnasia at nine secondary schools where facilities are inadequate. See... Government Help For Secondary School Gyms [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00332.htm


Sandra Lee Speaks To Forest & Bird

- For me, it has been a unique journey from being an ordinary Forest and Bird member, and later an executive member, to becoming Minister of Conservation. See... Sandra Lee Speech To Forest And Bird [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00330.htm


State Sector Standards Board Appointed

- 19 November 2000 State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today announced the members of the advisory board that will assist the Government to set values and expectations for State servants under the Labour/Alliance Government. See... Government Appoints State Sector Standards Board [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00329.htm


Lee Speaks At The Coalface of Local Government

- I'm a keen supporter of community boards, so I welcome this opportunity to meet those of you at the coalface of local government. See... Lee Speech: Dunedin City Council Community Boards [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00326.htm


Ryall Puts Bugging Concerns On The Line

- National's Justice spokesman Tony Ryall says he has concerns about the Government's plans to install permanent listening devices at internet service providers - meaning any communication traffic can be tapped into by the police and security agencies. See... Computer snooping devices bug Ryall [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00321.htm


Minister’s Statement On Teacher Arrest

- Acting Education Minister Steve Maharey says Ministers have been briefed on the issues surrounding the arrest of an Auckland teacher. See... Comment on Auckland School police investigation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00320.htm


Turia Announces Whanau Strengthening Initiative

- Associate Minister of Social Services and Employment and Maori Affairs Tariana Turia announced today an initiative aimed at strengthening all whanau within the Ngai Tahu rohe. See... Ngai Tahu whanau development [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00319.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Open Skies Agreement Signed

- “Historic, and over a decade in the making” was how Transport Minister Mark Gosche described a new ‘open skies’ Air Services Agreement announced today between New Zealand and Australia. See... 'Open Skies' Agreement Reached With Australia [1] MORE - Australia-New Zealand Open Skies Agreement [2] - Open Skies Backgrounder [3] - Open Skies Great News For Tourism Industry [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00336.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00334.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00335.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00337.htm


Tainui To Get Their $13 Million

- The Minister in Charge of Treaty Negotiations, Margaret Wilson says that following yesterday's meeting of Te Kauhanganui o Waikato Inc, it appears that the vacancies on the executive body, Te Kaumaarua have been filled. "This resolves the uncertainty about governance and clears the way for the Crown to pay the settlement money," said Ms Wilson. See... Tainui settlement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00340.htm

PM Outraged At Minke Hunt, Lee Dismisses Sustainable Whaling

- Prime Minister Helen Clark condemned the departure of the Japanese whaling fleet for Antarctic waters, where it intends killing up to 440 minke whales for supposed research into their feeding patterns and stock structure. See... Outrage At Japanese “Scientific” Whaling [1] . See also… Sustainable Whaling Is Just So Much Blubber - A Response From Hon Sandra Lee To The World Council Of Whalers Conference, Nelson, 15-19 November [2] and Credibility Test For World Council Of Whalers [3] . Meanwhile President Clinton is also working towards saving the whales, see... President Clinton to Bring Up Whaling Sanctions [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00324.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00327.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00325.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00162.htm


Keynote Speeches From The Labour Party Conference

- Well, it hasn’t always been fun – but then as Jim Anderton occasionally observes, one bad day in government is better than years in opposition! And so it's proved to be. See... Helen Clark Keynote Address To Labour Conference [1] . This conference has been a time to celebrate and a time to move on. See... Restoring the faith and realising the vision - Cullen [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00323.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00322.htm


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