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JUST POLITICS
Govt Ignoring Warnings About Property Bill’s Effects
Franks Warns Of Double Invoicing For Squandered Treaty Payments
Goff Predicts Perverse Outcomes From ACT Bill
Govt Mindset Greatest Threat To Biodiversity
Mallard Sweeping NCEA Accuracy Concerns Under The Carpet
Transmission Gully Bill To Parliament
New RNZ Chairman Appointed
Schools Pilot Gateway Programme Next Year
New Conservation Authority Chairman
Shirley Anticipates Support For Doctors Bill
Speechifying

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Keith Rankin: Supply, Demand And The Oldest Industry
Murky Gaps Policy Cops More Flak
English’s Super Criticisms Inconsistent, Says Cullen
Police Budget Tactics Look Like Deja Vu To Ron
National Library Disputes Peters’ Preposterous Claim

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JUST POLITICS


Govt Ignoring Warnings About Property Bill’s Effects

- “The Government is intent on passing legislation which will have dramatic effects on the rural community, despite warnings from the New Zealand Law Society about the consequences,” National's Rural Affairs spokesperson Shane Ardern said today. See... Inheritances now in jeopardy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00402.htm


Franks Warns Of Double Invoicing For Squandered Treaty Payments

- The government may be exposing itself to more than mere criticism from its withholding of the Tainui settlement instalment warns ACT Justice Spokesman, Stephen Franks. See... Blocking Treaty Payments [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00398.htm


Goff Predicts Perverse Outcomes From ACT Bill

- Justice Minister Phil Goff today described Stephen Frank's Parole Offenders Bill as a simplistic proposal from the ACT Party that would result in perverse outcomes. See... Criminal Justice (Parole Offenders) Amendment Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00408.htm


Govt Mindset Greatest Threat To Biodiversity

- Labour Environment spokesman Marion Hobbs’ speech in the House last night over the Resource Management Consultation Bill was bizarre, said ACT MP and farmer Penny Webster. See... Government Supports Wholesale Land Grabbing [1] . See also MP’s Cross House To Support Jennings’ Bill On RMA [2] and Resource Management Amendment Bill [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00414.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00410.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00409.htm


Mallard Sweeping NCEA Accuracy Concerns Under The Carpet

- ACT Education spokesperson Donna Awatere Huata MP said today that the Minister of Education will have no regard for the future of students if he implements the National Certificate of Educational Achievement. See... NCEA Introduction Shows Scant Regard for Students [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00421.htm


Transmission Gully Bill To Parliament

- United Future leader and Ohariu Belmont MP, Hon Peter Dunne, is delighted his Member's Bill, the Construction of Transmission Gully Highway Bill, has been drawn to go before Parliament on December 6th. See... Dunne's Transmission Gully Bill To Parliament [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00419.htm


New RNZ Chairman Appointed

- Auckland company director, Brian Corban, has been appointed Chairman and Governor on the board of Radio New Zealand Ltd for a three-year term, the Minister of Broadcasting, Marian Hobbs, announced today. See... New Chairman For RNZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00415.htm


Schools Pilot Gateway Programme Next Year

- Twenty-one schools across the country will pilot the Government's new Gateway – Te Tomokanga programme in 2001, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Govt Announces Details Of New Gateway Programme [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00412.htm


New Conservation Authority Chairman

- The Minister of Conservation Hon Sandra Lee has announced that the new Chairperson of the NZ Conservation Authority is Kerry Marshall of Richmond, Nelson. See... New Chairperson For NZ Conservation Authority [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00411.htm


Shirley Anticipates Support For Doctors Bill

- ACT Deputy Leader and Health spokesman Ken Shirley said he anticipated across-the-House support today for his private member’s bill aimed at assisting appropriately qualified foreign doctors to achieve registration in New Zealand. See... Likely Progress Of Foreign Doctors bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00395.htm


Speechifying

- HELEN CLARK - Helec Clark Speech: Asia/Pacific Trade [1] - PAREKURA HOROMIA - Aotearoa Horticulture/Fresh NZ 2000 Presentation [2] - JIM ANDERTON - Welcome home to the 2nd 1st Battalion Group [3] - PAUL SWAIN - Victoria University Information Policy Summit [4] - MURIEL NEWMAN - Time to Move Family Law Forward [5] - MARK BURTON - Wine Tourism – an Exciting Partnership Emerges [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00418.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00417.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00416.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00413.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00405.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00401.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Scoop Is In The House - Questions

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Super Scheme – Forestry Jobs – RMA – Socio-Economic Disparities – Auditing Closing The Gaps – E-Government Consumption – Closing The Gaps At CYFS – Cop Cash Crisis – Charging Police Recruits – Consumer Trust Investment Policies - Secondary School Property. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 23 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00139.htm


Keith Rankin: Supply, Demand And The Oldest Industry

- Labour MP Georgina Beyer said in Parliament a couple of weeks ago that “prostitution is a demand-driven activity”. She's wrong. Sure, all goods and services that are freely sold have a demand. But a demand-driven industry is one that expands when the demand for it increases, contracts when the demand for it decreases, and stays the same size when demand neither increases nor decreases. See... Keith Rankin: Demand Versus Supply [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00137.htm


Murky Gaps Policy Cops More Flak

- “Treasury has told the Finance Expenditure Select Committee that there have been no changes to how the Closing the Gaps policy works,” National Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Treasury Confirms Gaps In Gaps Policy [1] and Government's Deceptive Spin On Closing The Gaps [2] . See also... “Closing the Gaps Is In Disarray” - Prebble [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00397.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00399.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00403.htm


English’s Super Criticisms Inconsistent, Says Cullen

- “Either Mr English has completely failed to understand how the proposed New Zealand Superannuation Fund will work or he is being mischievous,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... English's Figures Based On Misconception - Cullen [1] . See also... Cullen Relies on Manna from Heaven [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00406.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00420.htm


Police Budget Tactics Look Like Deja Vu To Ron

- Evidence, if it were ever really needed, proving that National and Labour were as alike as two peas in a pod, can be seen from the desperate tactics imposed on the Police Commissioner by Police Minister George Hawkins, claims New Zealand First MP and Law and Order Spokesman, Ron Mark. See... Don’t Stop Police Recruits Training [1] . See also… Police Budget Stretched Beyond The Limit - Nats [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00407.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00400.htm

National Library Disputes Peters’ Preposterous Claim

- The National Library of New Zealand has rejected claims by Winston Peters MP that the Library’s free internet service is being abused by a large number of users. See... National Library Rejects Internet Claims [1] . See…Wellington - Top Town Or Porn Town? [2] for Mr Peters’ statement.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0011/S00066.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00389.htm

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