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JUST POLITICS
ANZAC Spirit Reiterated In Australian Defence Paper
Eckhoff Speech To Protesting Pipfruit Growers
ACT Circulates ACC Discussion Paper
A Year In Power: Anderton Speech To Grey Power
Hawkins’ Cellphone Frugality Strategy
Work And Income Tailored To Regions
Closing The Gaps: The Amazing Disappearing Policy
Mallard Speaks At E-Government Conference
NZ Students Treading Water In Maths And Science
Robson Airforce Speech An Alliance Branding Exercise

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ANZAC Spirit Reiterated In Australian Defence Paper

- The Minister of Defence Mark Burton has welcomed the release of the Australian Defence White Paper, which he says has reiterated the special relationship between New Zealand and Australia. See... NZ welcomes Australian Defence White Paper [1] and Australian White Paper on Defence [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0012/S00022.htm


Eckhoff Speech To Protesting Pipfruit Growers

- We are here because government regulations say that it is against the law for New Zealand orchardists to have choice. See... Gerry Eckhoff Speech To Pipfruit Growers Protest [1] and ENZA Litigation Means Minister Must Act [2] . See also… Apple industry in throes of change [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00087.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00083.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00070.htm


ACT Circulates ACC Discussion Paper

- ACT Deputy Leader and Accident Insurance Spokesman Ken Shirley today released a discussion paper outlining options for the future operation of accident insurance and is seeking public comment on the options raised. See... ACT Circulates Discussion Paper On Options For ACC [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00086.htm


A Year In Power: Anderton Speech To Grey Power

- They say a week in politics is a long time, well I can tell you from experience that a year in Government is a very long time. In fact a year ago seems like a whole other life. See... Jim Anderton Speech: A Year Of Achievement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00085.htm


Hawkins’ Cellphone Frugality Strategy

- “Police ought to be reminded that millions of dollars was wasted on the INCIS computer debacle. The previous National-led government allowed the Police to spend tens of millions of dollars on INCIS. That was tax-payers money down the drain,” George Hawkins said. See... Police Ought To Use Cellphones Wisely [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00082.htm


Work And Income Tailored To Regions

- Regionalisation of the Department of Work and Income (DWI) will deliver more jobs and better tailor employment support to needs of local labour markets, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Maharey Launches Work And Income Regional Job Plan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00081.htm


Closing The Gaps: The Amazing Disappearing Policy

- Twelve months ago the Labour coalition said that it wished to be judged on whether it managed to close the gaps between Maori and Pacific Islanders and the rest of New Zealand, said Hon Richard Prebble. See... Where Did Closing The Gaps Go? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00080.htm


Mallard Speaks At E-Government Conference

- Hon Trevor Mallard Speech Notes Thank you for the invitation to speak to you today. I’ve taken a look over the programme for the conference, and I think you have a very interesting and topical two days ahead of you. See... Opening Address To Government Online Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00078.htm


NZ Students Treading Water In Maths And Science

- New Zealand Year 9 students are above average in science and about average in mathematics compared to 37 other countries, an international study shows. See... International Mathematics And Science Study [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00071.htm

Robson Airforce Speech An Alliance Branding Exercise

- Alliance Minister, Matt Robson’s comments on defence policy today have more to do with the Alliance’s two per cent poll ratings than as a serious commentary on New Zealand’s security,” said Hon Richard Prebble. See... Robson’s Defence Comments A Desperate Poll Stunt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00066.htm

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Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Reserve Bank MPS x 2 – E-Government – Apple Grower Protests – Northland Helicopter Ambulance Services – Police Cellphones - US Chocolate Blockade – Gisborne Rail Link - Positive Discrimination In Apprenticeship. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 6 December [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00034.htm


Brash Sails Prudent Course, Leaves OCR Unchanged

- Dr Don Brash, New Zealand Reserve Bank Governor, took the prudent course this morning and for the second time since May called the present inflation outlook too close to call. See... It’s Easier To Be More Right If You Say Less [1] FROM THE RESERVE BANK - RBNZ MPS: OCR unchanged at 6.5 per cent [2] - RBNZ MPS: Overview And Policy Assessment [3] - RBNZ MPS: Table Of Key Projections [4] REACTION - GOVT - PTA Equal To The Task - Cullen [5] - CTU - CTU Supports Cash Rate Decision [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00026.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00034.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00036.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00035.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00079.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0012/S00039.htm

Future Lefts: Still Keeping Promises, One Year In

- CONTENTS: Editorial: One fantastic year - review Income related rents come back National's leadership turmoil continues Accountable government delivers on its promises Website of the Week. See... One Year In: Keeping Our Promises [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00022.htm


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