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Scoop Is In The House: Questions & Answers
New NZ/Australian Social Security Deal Signed
Greens Welcome Hints Of Skyhawks Demise
David Miller: Does Golf Belong In Politics?
CYF Admit Getting It Wrong In Abused Toddler Case
NZ Post backs Out Of Court Battle With Prebble
SOEs Minister Covering Up Bad Business By Airways
Scoop World: Indonesian Nike Factories Opened to Scrutiny
Kiwi Specialists Helping Britain With Foot And Mouth Crisis
Fiji: Early Election A Distinct Possibility


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Deal Signed, John Howard Returns To Oz

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Scoop Is In The House: Questions & Answers

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Australian Welfare Agreement – Wellington Hospital Cleaners Strike – Kiwi Bank – DPB And Liable Parent Contributions – Australian Residency – Jury Reforms – NZ Post Vs Prebble – Regional Economic Development – Separate Maori Education Authority – Airways Corporation And The Media… See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 27 February [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00141.htm


New NZ/Australian Social Security Deal Signed

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the new Social Security Agreement with Australia removes a longstanding irritant in a very important relationship. See... A fresh start to social security with Australia [1] - Australia-NZ Joint Prime Ministerial Communique [2] - Summary Australia-NZ Social Security Arrangements [3] REACTION: - ACT - Foreign Policy Defeat Kills Kiwi Rights In Aus [4] - NATS - Dole Deal Is To Soften Up Aussies [5] - GOVT - Shipley's criticisms ridiculous and bizarre [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00397.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00399.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00398.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00409.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00408.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00402.htm


Greens Welcome Hints Of Skyhawks Demise

- Green Party MP Keith Locke today welcomed Prime Minister Helen Clark's comments that New Zealand should reconsider the need for the Skyhawk fleet. See... Greens Welcome Reconsideration Of Skyhawks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00400.htm


David Miller: Does Golf Belong In Politics?

- During the course of the past couple of weeks, there has been growing controversy surrounding the living allowances for two government ministers, questions concerning that of Bill English, 80 million dollars allocated to the “Peoples Bank” which the majority of New Zealanders say they will not be doing business with it, and amidst it all the tabling in Parliament of the rounds of golf Major General Maurice Dodson enjoyed while on an Asian defence trip. See... Living Allowances, A New Bank & A Round Of Golf? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00139.htm


CYF Admit Getting It Wrong In Abused Toddler Case

- A review by an independent barrister into Child, Youth and Family’s involvement with Sade Trembath, the toddler who was seriously injured by her grandmother Patricia Bissett, has revealed a mixture of good and below standard social work practice, says chief social worker Mike Doolan. See... CYF Acknowledges Sade Errors [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0102/S00039.htm


NZ Post backs Out Of Court Battle With Prebble

- ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said that he was relieved and delighted to learn that New Zealand Post was abandoning its planned appeal for an injunction preventing him from debating matters in NZ Post’s proposed business plan for the taxpayer-funded People’s Bank. See... Prebble Pleased NZ Post Won’t Appeal Court Ruling [1] EARLIER: - ACT - NZ Post Ruling A Victory for Democracy [2] - NZ POST - Statement From NZ Post On High Court Judgement [3] - HOWARD'S END - Howard's End: The Ancient Laws Protecting Prebble [4] - ACT - Prebble Waives Privilege To Fight Gagging Order [5] Full Kiwi Bank Coverage On The Just Politics Page. [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00406.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00383.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00082.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00125.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00341.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


SOEs Minister Covering Up Bad Business By Airways

- New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters, says “that the actions of the Minister of State Owned Enterprises, Mark Burton, in attempting to explain away the losses incurred by the Airways Corporation in its failed bid with American giant, Lockheed Martin, to gain the contract to run Britain’s national air traffic control system (NATS), as a justifiable business risk, is nothing less than a cover up for irresponsible management and the lack of Ministerial oversight. See... Ministerial Cover Up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00414.htm


Scoop World: Indonesian Nike Factories Opened to Scrutiny

- BALTIMORE, February 22, 2001 -- An alliance of public, private and not-for-profit organizations designed to improve opportunities for factory workers has released the findings of a comprehensive and insightful study of workers' needs and aspirations in Indonesian factories. See... Report on Nike Contract Factories in Indonesia [1] and Nike Releases Remediation for Indonesian Factories [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00167.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00166.htm


Kiwi Specialists Helping Britain With Foot And Mouth Crisis

- A team of four people is currently in London, providing specialist skills to contribute to the management of Britain's foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak. See... Kiwi Skills Help in UK Foot-and-Mouth Crisis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00168.htm


Fiji: Early Election A Distinct Possibility

- SUVA (Pasifik Nius): Watch for the Fiji Islands to go to the polls within the next few months, perhaps as early as April, reports the Daily Post. See... Early election looms – Fiji [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00163.htm

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