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HR Commission Applauds Police Dropping Yellow Stickers
Bad Law Makes An Outlaw Of Toot
ACC Bill Gets First Reading
Review Of Credit Unions Tax Free Status Deferred
Mobile Hospitals To The Heartland
New Ambassador For Mexico
Hobbs Welcomes Biosecurity Review
The Good Oil On Used Oil
Community Agencies Get Xmas Rent Relief

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Keith Rankin: Universal Basic Income - The New American Debate
Minimum Youth Wage Rise
Merry Xmas, Lots Of LOV, Mark
New Prison Proposal Worries Residents
Tanczos Speech On Mt Eden Prison Death
Anniversary Chance For NZers To Feel Proud Of Refugee Record
Killed Wharf Protester On Right To Strike Posters
Sludgegate Update: A Truckload Of It

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HR Commission Applauds Police Dropping Yellow Stickers

- The Human Rights Commission supports the decision of the New Zealand Police to discontinue the Under-25 Car Sticker Scheme. See... Dropping Under-25 Car Sticker Scheme [1] REACTION - CLAYTON COSGROVE - Sticker Decision Will Astound Public Warns Clayton [2] - YTTP - Project Celebrates Historic Human Rights Decision [3] - NANDOR TANCZOS - Tanczos Welcomes Rejection Of Sticker Scheme [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00066.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00235.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00069.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00243.htm


Bad Law Makes An Outlaw Of Toot

- Parliamentary slogan thinking gave us the law that left no room for Court or Council to pardon little Toot, said ACT Justice spokesman, Stephen Franks. See... Toot Law An Example Of Bad Law-Making [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00245.htm


ACC Bill Gets First Reading

- Injury Prevention And Rehabilitation Bill First Reading Speech Hon Dr Michael Cullen Minister For Accident Insurance See... Injury Prevention And Rehabilitation Bill [1] REACTION - NATS - Govt Must Take Heed Of ACC Submissions [2] - GREENS - The Pros And Cons Of ACC Bill - Bradford [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00236.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00238.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00242.htm


Review Of Credit Unions Tax Free Status Deferred

- Credit unions will retain their tax exemption for at least another three years following a Government decision to defer a review of their tax status until the end of 2002. See... Review Of Credit Unions Tax Free Status Deferred [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00241.htm


Mobile Hospitals To The Heartland

- Health Minister Annette King has announced funding for a mobile surgery bus that will travel to rural hospitals to perform elective day surgery. See... Minister Announces Funding Of Mobile Surgery Bus [1] and Mobile Surgeries Welcomed By Alliance Leader [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00239.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00240.htm


New Ambassador For Mexico

- New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Mexico will be career diplomat Paul Tipping, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... New Ambassador For Mexico [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00237.htm


Hobbs Welcomes Biosecurity Review

- The Minister for Biosecurity, Marian Hobbs, has welcomed the report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Morgan Williams on biosecurity. See... Minister Welcomes PCE Biosecurity Review [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00232.htm


The Good Oil On Used Oil

- That is the situation facing New Zealand every year – and it’s a question the Environment Minister, Marian Hobbs, wants answered. She is releasing a discussion paper today focusing on reusing, handling and disposing of our vast quantity of used oil. See... Used Oil Under Spotlight [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00230.htm


Community Agencies Get Xmas Rent Relief

- One hundred and seventy two community agencies nationwide have received more than $2.5 million in rent relief from December 1, 2000 Housing Minister Mark Gosche confirmed today. See... Christmas Rent Relief For Community Agencies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00227.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s questions of the day concerned: Police Funding – DIA Review Of Community Trusts – Food Price Increases – Minimum Youth Wages – Closing The Gaps – State House Privacy Issues – Police Savings – Sealords Sale To Nissui – ACC Double Payments See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 14 December [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00081.htm


Keith Rankin: Universal Basic Income - The New American Debate

- At last there are signs in the United States that at least some influential people realise that, if we are to distribute income equitably in the world's modern high productivity economies, the labour market that we take for granted just cannot do everything that is expected of it. See... Keith Rankin: The New American debate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00078.htm


Minimum Youth Wage Rise

- The Alliance has honoured its pre-election pledge to improve the wage rates of young New Zealand workers, Youth Affairs and Associate Labour Minister Laila Harré said today. See... Alliance Delivers On Youth Minimum Wage [1] and Minimum Wages To Increase – A Fairer Deal [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00247.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00246.htm


Julz’s World: Mixed European Delights

- There are many initiations you go through to truly feel European. For starters there’s the welcoming kiss on the cheek, the number of air kisses being an art in itself (three in Switzerland, two in Spain and a variable number in other countries). See... Julz’s World: Mad Cows And Frog Legs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00079.htm


Merry Xmas, Lots Of LOV, Mark

- Two Massey University defence analysts say the Minister of Defence has given the New Zealand Defence Force a wonderful Christmas present, one that is much needed and long overdue. See... Defence Equipment Upgrade Will Boost Army Morale [1] . See also… Govt Completes National's Army Purchases [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00225.htm


New Prison Proposal Worries Residents

- Minister of Corrections Matt Robson says the new prison to be built just south of Auckland will be another step towards a secure, modern, regional corrections system. See... New Prison Another Piece In The Jigsaw [1] and Dump Fears Bring New Prison Worries For Residents [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00228.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00064.htm


Tanczos Speech On Mt Eden Prison Death

- 'Everyone has the right not to be subjected to torture or to cruel, degrading, or disproportionately severe treatment or punishment' and that 'Everyone deprived of liberty shall be treated with humanity and with respect for the inherent dignity dignity of the person'. Shannon Leonard's Death In Mt Eden Prison [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00219.htm


Anniversary Chance For NZers To Feel Proud Of Refugee Record

- The 50th anniversary of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the world’s leading refugee organisation is no reason to celebrate, but nevertheless an opportunity for New Zealanders to feel proud, says the New Zealand UNHCR spokesperson. See... New Zealanders Mark 50 years of Refugee Assistance [1] and 50th anniversary of the UNHCR - Dalziel Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00068.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00231.htm


Killed Wharf Protester On Right To Strike Posters

- A large black & red poster backing the waterfront union's stand against CHH's use of non-union labour on NZ wharves has just been issued by the Socialist Workers Organisation. See... New Poster On Anniversary Of Picket Killing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00063.htm


Sludgegate Update: A Truckload Of It

- “I have been put on notice by my investors that if one truck load of sludge is dumped on the golf course then I am history.” That was Adrian Chisholm speaking in Waiheke's Gulf News in Feb 1998. See... That Truck Load Of Sludge Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00062.htm


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