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JUST POLITICS
Alliance EUB Position Hypocritical
Return Of The Son Of Govt/Business Forum
It’s Not About Speed
A Case Of The F16 Painting The Skyhawk Black?
The Week In Select Committee
Speeches
Alarm At Dolphins Killed In Fishing Nets
Maharey Pledges Immediate Action On CYF Report

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here!
Appeal Court Rules Fiji Constitution Remains Intact
Sludge Feedback: Airways Demythification
Govt Not Taking Border Control Seriously
Lindsay Perigo: Save Your Handwringing, Mr Hawkins

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JUST POLITICS


Alliance EUB Position Hypocritical

- “The public campaign by the Alliance to re-introduce the unemployment benefit for students during holidays is the extreme of hypocrisy” said New Zealand First Education Spokesperson, Hon Brian Donnelly MP. See... Alliance Education Campaign Hypocritical [1] . See also ... Labour Insiders Join Alliance On EUB [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00043.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00036.htm


Return Of The Son Of Govt/Business Forum

- Business leaders from several North Island regions have been invited to a forum with government ministers to identify initiatives that will help improve New Zealand's economic performance. See... Government to host third business forum [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00042.htm


It’s Not About Speed

- The jump in the road toll proves that the Land Transport Safety Authority’s fixation on speeding is not working, ACT Transport spokesman Penny Webster said today. See... LTSA Speed Fixation Is Not the Cure [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00041.htm


A Case Of The F16 Painting The Skyhawk Black?

- The National Party's spokesperson on Defence cannot be taken seriously when he talks of boosting Defence spending, the Minister of Defence Mark Burton said. See... Max's Memory loss [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00046.htm


The Week In Select Committee

- There were 24 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. Some of these were subcommittee meetings. See... Select Committee Business This Week - 2 March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00044.htm


Speeches

- MICHAEL CULLEN - Cullen Speech To International Fiscal Association [1] - JENNY SHIPLEY - Jenny Shipley: Harmonisation of Australia & NZ [2] - - RICHARD PREBBLE - NZ – Australia: Social (In)Security Agreement [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00038.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00033.htm


Alarm At Dolphins Killed In Fishing Nets

- Minister of Conservation Sandra Lee and Minister of Fisheries Pete Hodgson are alarmed at the growing number of accidental deaths of Hector’s dolphins caught in recreational set nets. See... Fishermen asked to help prevent dolphin deaths [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00030.htm


Maharey Pledges Immediate Action On CYF Report

- Child, Youth and Family chief executive Jackie Brown says she wants the Brown report, released today, to be “the catalyst for a really focused, community-wide effort to strengthen the way we work together to protect vulnerable young New Zealanders”. See... Brown Report Provides Clarity For Future [1] and Govt To Act Immediately On CYF Review [2] REACTION: - ACT - Maharey Fiddles While CYFS Burns [3] - ACT - Fresh Start Needed On Child Abuse Policies [4] - NATS - It Is Maharey Who Is Rewriting History [5] - COMMISIONER FOR CHILDREN - Judge Brown’s Report Makes Plain Common Sense [6] - PSA - Budget Money The ‘Real Test’– PSA [7] - GOVT - National Can't Dodge CYF Responsibility [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00002.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00011.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00040.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00014.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00013.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00001.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00003.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00002.htm


TOP SCOOPS


Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... anybody else found themselves saying a quiet thanks they don't live in Europe right now? As foot and mouth disease courses around the British Isles, putting paid to the ebb and flow of national life, living in the world's most distant land in the late summer glow looks pretty effing good. See... HARD NEWS 2/3/01 - From Dubious to Dangerous [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00011.htm


Appeal Court Rules Fiji Constitution Remains Intact

- SUVA (Pasifik Nius): Constitutional lawyers, political scientists and analysts today hailed the Fiji Court of Appeal's judgement upholding the 1997 constitution as the country's supreme law, but the country was plunged into uncertainly about the future. See... Judgement Hailed - Uncertainty Follows [1] and Mixed Reactions From Suva Public [2] . See also JUDGEMENT SUMMARY... Republic of Fiji and AG vs Chandrika Prasad [3] . MORE REACTION: - FIJI PEOPLE'S COALITION GOVERNMENT - Regime Appeal Dismissed - 1997 Constitution Intact [4] and Qarase regime declared illegal [5] - NZ GOVERNMENT - Govt Welcomes Fiji Court Of Appeal Decision [6] - GREEN - NZ should foster new Fiji Government of National Unity [7] - UNITED FUTURE - Take Strong Stance On Fiji Court Decision [8] - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - Fiji: Rule of law or rule by force [9] - NATS - Fiji Elections Urgent [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00010.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00011.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00009.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00007.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00008.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00027.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00026.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00025.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00012.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00037.htm

Sludge Feedback: Airways Demythification

- The Sludge Story on Airways, obviously written by another of the hundreds of “consultants” paid for with taxpayers' money by the increasingly desperate outgoing management and board of Airways, perpertuates a few myths. We would like to contribute to their demythification. See... Feedback To Sludge #51: Airways Treason [1] and Sludge Report #51 – Whose Treason? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00146.htm


Govt Not Taking Border Control Seriously

- ACT Agriculture Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said the Government must immediately drop its “she’ll be right” attitude to border controls during the current foot and mouth emergency. See... Government Must Wake Up To Foot And Mouth Threat [1] and Sutton shoots messenger to dodge message [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00047.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00032.htm

Lindsay Perigo: Save Your Handwringing, Mr Hawkins

- Today's editorial was a cinch. All I had to do was copy & paste a magnificent letter written to the Minister of Police. Its writer forwarded it to me & said I could use it as I saw fit. It is self-contained & self-explanatory. See... Lindsay Perigo: Go Away, Mr Hawkins! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00003.htm


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