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JUST POLITICS
Sealord Deal A Sellout
Franks Predicts A Feast For Lawyers With Property Legislation
Workplace Safety Review Counterpoint To ACC Renationalisation
Union Protecting Own Interests, Not Workers
Govt Checking Items Off On To-Do List
Aus/NZ Immigration Tensions Not To Be Taken Lightly
Closing The Digital Gaps
DNA Testing Hold-up Hindering Crime Fighting
Extra Funding For CYFS
Australian Appointed IRD Chief Executive
Shirley Calls For Arms Amendment Bill Withdrawal

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Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Mike Heine: A Trainspotter Hangs Up His Anorak
PM’s Post Cabinet Presser: Immigration & Youth Wage
Global Chinwag On Toxic POPs

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Sealord Deal A Sellout

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that the Sealord Deal announced yesterday, which he predicted on 13 October, represented the sell out of New Zealand’s vital interests. See... Sealord Deal: Sell Out Of NZ's Vital Interests [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00054.htm


Franks Predicts A Feast For Lawyers With Property Legislation

- “Lawyers expect a revenue bonanza from the Property Relationship legislation the government is determined to force through before Christmas,” ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said. See... Lawyers Drooling At Family Property Law Changes [1] and Charter Will Inflict Inheritance Chaos [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00043.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00058.htm


Workplace Safety Review Counterpoint To ACC Renationalisation

- “The Government's review of workplace safety law is the flip side to the re-nationalisation of ACC,” National ACC and Associate Labour spokesperson Gerry Brownlee said today. See... Workplace Safety Review Flip Side To ACC [1] and Govt. Promoting Safety Or Strikes? [2] . See also… The right to be safe at work – discussion paper [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00047.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00042.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00039.htm


Union Protecting Own Interests, Not Workers

- Claims by the New Zealand Waterfront Workers Union (NZWWU) that they are protesting to protect local jobs is nothing but media spin, said ACT leader Hon Richard Prebble. See... Newsletter Shows Waterfront Workers True Colours [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00052.htm


Govt Checking Items Off On To-Do List

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton today released a solid list of achievements in a review of the Labour-Alliance government's first 12 months in office. See... Accountable Government Delivers On Its Promises [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00044.htm


Aus/NZ Immigration Tensions Not To Be Taken Lightly

- Despite attempts to playdown the trans-tasman tensions, the Labour Government cannot just shrug off the serious concerns of an Australian cabinet Minister, said ACT Immigration Spokesman Penny Webster. See... Australia-New Zealand Immigration Tensions Rising [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00038.htm


Closing The Digital Gaps

- Papers detailing the Government's work this year to close growing skills gaps between the information 'haves' and the information 'have nots' were released today by Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey and Minister for Information Technology Paul Swain. See... Government Releases 'Digital Divide' Papers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00050.htm


DNA Testing Hold-up Hindering Crime Fighting

- Police are facing huge delays in solving crimes including homicides because of a hold-up in DNA testing, National's Police spokesperson Brian Neeson said today. See... Police Face Three Month Wait For DNA Results [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00046.htm


Extra Funding For CYFS

- The Government will provide an additional $5.483 million to Child, Youth and Family this financial year to help it provide care for at-risk children, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Government Announces Funding Injection For CYFS [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00056.htm


Australian Appointed IRD Chief Executive

- The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, announced today the appointment of the Commissioner of Inland Revenue and chief executive of the Inland Revenue Department (IRD). He is David Butler, who is currently a First Assistant Commissioner of Taxation in the Australian Taxation Office. See... Appointment Of Commissioner Of Inland Revenue [1] and Cullen On IRD Commissioner Appointment [2] - NATIONAL REACTION - Surprise Appointment To Commissioner's Job [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00017.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00048.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00049.htm


Shirley Calls For Arms Amendment Bill Withdrawal

- ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Police spokesman Ken Shirley is urging the Government to withdraw the troubled Arms Amendment Bill. See... Govt Should Withdraw Arms Amendment Bill - ACT [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00045.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: The Winston Clause – CYFS Care Funding – Ruddick Comments On Immigration - European Meat Imports and BSE – Housing Poverty Trap – Overseas Doctors – Foodbank Demand And Students – Indian and Nepalese Trade. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 5 December [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00023.htm


Mike Heine: A Trainspotter Hangs Up His Anorak

- It's one of those days, when you'd rather be out enjoying the Auckland sun listening to 'Take No Prisonerz' on CD than being stuck behind a computer. See... On The Right: Reasons For Leaving [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00016.htm

PM’s Post Cabinet Presser: Immigration & Youth Wage

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today suggested that comments from Australian Immigration Minister Phillip Ruddock criticising New Zealand’s immigration policy had more to do with Australian domestic politics than New Zealand. See... Clark Dismisses Criticism Of NZ Immigration Policy [1] . See also…PM Doesn'ts Expect Youth Wage Rise To Limit Jobs [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00017.htm


Global Chinwag On Toxic POPs

- Johannesburg, South-Africa - WWF has released a new map demonstrating the global threat and reach of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). See... WWF Map Highlights Global Chemical Threat [1] and New Zealand takes a hard line on pollutants [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00040.htm

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