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JUST POLITICS
Getting Health Right, Green Delight
Maharey Mixes It Up With Nats & Dom On Race Clause
Renewed Call To MAF To Save East Cape Honey
Income Related Rents Bring Xmas Cheer For Low Income Families
Jim Brings The Choccies
Armoured Personnel carrier Cost Blowing Out
There Are Better Options Than Euthanasia, Says Dunne
Public Not Getting Its Say On Snooping Laws
Pacific Personalities Back Road Safety
Farmers Being Mislead On ACC Benefits

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
OECD Recommendations “Socially Unacceptable,” Says Cullen
Keith Rankin: Economics Disengaged From Reality
New ACC Legislation A Return To Original Principles, Says Cullen
Quitline Overloaded, But Phase II On The Way For Smokers

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JUST POLITICS

Getting Health Right, Green Delight

- Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said she was delighted that her proposed amendment to provide a Public Health Agency has largely been taken on board by the Government. See... Greens pleased with new public health agency [1] MORE - Greens delighted with national ethics committee [2] - Kedgley Lists Yet More Green Health Amendments [3] - Green Amendments Will Help Prevent Parry Repeat [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00533.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00532.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00554.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00548.htm


Maharey Mixes It Up With Nats & Dom On Race Clause

- Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey has totally rejected today's Dominion front page lead story suggesting that the Government's new Modern Apprenticeship Bill has a race clause and condemned the National party's refusal refusal to deal with the needs of disadvantaged groups. See... Maharey Rejects Modern Apprenticeship Criticism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00539.htm


Renewed Call To MAF To Save East Cape Honey

- Green Party Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street MP again urged MAF to redraw the boundary between the Varroa infected zone and Varroa-free zone to protect the East Cape honey industry. See... Good Enough For Taranaki Good Enough For East Cape [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00555.htm


Income Related Rents Bring Xmas Cheer For Low Income Families

s - Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the restoration of income-related rents for low-income state house tenants from tomorrow was another major step towards a fairer, decent society in which New Zealanders felt more secure. See... Restoration Of Income-Related Rentals [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00553.htm


Jim Brings The Choccies

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton distributed 2 kilograms of chocolate to diplomats at a function in Wellington today to demonstrate the barriers on many New Zealand agricultural exports. See... Minister Protests 2kg Chocolate Quota [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00551.htm


Armoured Personnel carrier Cost Blowing Out

- “Admission that the Army’s Armoured purchase price has burgeoned to a massive $700 million dollars is clear evidence that the project has now become a political hot potato and the decision should be revisited,” said Ron Mark, New Zealand First Spokesman for Defence. See... Army Cost Blowout – Headache For Taxpayers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00550.htm


There Are Better Options Than Euthanasia, Says Dunne

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is extremely concerned at reports that the euthanasia debate is set to resume in New Zealand following Holland's recent decision to legalise euthanasia. See... Euthanasia Not The Answer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00538.htm


Public Not Getting Its Say On Snooping Laws

- Green MP Keith Locke today accused the Government of going back on a commitment to allow full public debate on legislation allowing police and security agencies to intercept emails and hack into computers. See... Restriction On Public Say Over Snooping Laws [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00536.htm


Pacific Personalities Back Road Safety

- Pacific sporting and entertainment personalities have joined forces for a Land Transport Safety Authority campaign aimed at reducing the high pedestrian injury rate among Pacific children. See... “The Road’s No Playground” Pulls In More Support [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00534.htm


Farmers Being Mislead On ACC Benefits

- National's Agriculture Spokesman Gavan Herlihy says that for sheep and beef farmers the claimed benefits by ACC Minister Michael Cullen of planned ACC premium cuts are totally misleading and illusionary. See... Govt Misleading Sheep And Beef Farmers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00531.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Bangladesh Labour Conditions – OECD Criticisms – Early Childhood Education – OECD Observations - Adult Literacy – TPK and Closing The Gaps – Tourism Growth – State House Poverty Traps – Baby Walker Safety. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 30 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00177.htm


OECD Recommendations “Socially Unacceptable,” Says Cullen

- “The OECD review of the New Zealand economy projects growth of 3.5 percent this calendar year, 2.9 percent next year and 2.8 percent in 2002,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... OECD Projects Continuing Economic Growth [1] . Link: OECD Website [2] . See also... Government Must Heed Warnings In OECD Report [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00537.htm
[2] - http://www.oecd.org
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00547.htm


Keith Rankin: Economics Disengaged From Reality

- In June this year, a group of economics students at one of France's leading tertiary institutes, the École Normale Supérieure, revolted. They were objecting to the obsession with abstract mathematical modelling that dominates economics education worldwide. See... Keith Rankin: Autistic Economics? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00175.htm


New ACC Legislation A Return To Original Principles, Says Cullen

- Accident Insurance Minister Dr Michael Cullen says the Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation Bill takes a much broader view on accident compensation than any previous legislation. See... Prevention, Rehabilitation And Compensation – In That Order [1] MORE - Injury Prevention And Rehabilitation Bill [2] - A Short History Of ACC [3] - Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation Bill Q&A [4] - REACTION - GERRY BROWNLEE - Cullen Opens Floodgates For Mental Injury Payouts [5] - LAILA HARRE - Injury And Rehabilitation Bill [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00544.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00543.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00546.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00545.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00549.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00541.htm


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