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Paid Parental Leave
When Activists Attack
Lawyers On CYFS Review
2500 Waiting For A State House
Making Housing More Healthy
Transfund Allocates Money To Auckland Rail – Mixed Reaction
Action Team On The E-Commerce Case
Environment Gets Legal Aid
Cancer Patients Pay Restructuring Costs
Labour/Alliance Are Scaring Investors Away - Luxton

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Howard’s End: Private Correctional Problems On Both Sides Of Tasman
Howard’s End: Lessons For NZ Agriculture From Europe

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Paid Parental Leave

- A system of compulsory paid parental leave could lead to increased discrimination against women in the workforce, ACT Employment Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said. See... Paid Parental Leave Could Have Adverse Impact [1] . See also EMPLOYERS FEDERATION... What do we want our taxes to pay for? - Knowles [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00061.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00016.htm


When Activists Attack

- Radical animal rights activists have threatened to attack and disrupt a large conference to be held in Christchurch in August. See... Conference targeted by animal rights activists [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00014.htm


Lawyers On CYFS Review

– Lawyers have welcomed the review of Child Youth and Family Services see... Law Society Response To Mick Brown's CYFS Review [1] . For more see...


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00013.htm


2500 Waiting For A State House

- National's Housing spokesperson David Carter today released figures that show there were 2,572 people waiting to be assessed to go on the already burgeoning state house waiting list at the end of December 2000. See... 2,500 waiting for state house waiting list [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00060.htm


Making Housing More Healthy

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today launched the government's Healthy Housing Project which will see living conditions in hundreds of state houses in Onehunga, Mangere and Otara targeted for improvement. See... Healthy Housing Project Launched [1] and Healthy Housing Project At A Glance [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00059.htm


Transfund Allocates Money To Auckland Rail – Mixed Reaction

- A Government agency squandered $22 million of road users’ money, ACT Transport Spokesman Penny Webster said today. See... Government Agency Wastes $22 Million [1] MORE REACTION - AA and RTF - Road Users Angry At Transfund Buying Rail Tracks [2] - AUCKLAND MAYORS - Mayors of region welcome Transfund announcement [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0103/S00026.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0103/S00013.htm


Action Team On The E-Commerce Case

- The government's E-Commerce Action Team appointed by Commerce Minister Paul Swain last week is holding its first meeting tomorrow. See... ECAT First Meeting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00056.htm


Environment Gets Legal Aid

- A scheme to provide funding to environmental and community groups to take cases to the Environment Court will be launched in Christchurch today. See... Environmental Legal Assistance Scheme Underway [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00054.htm


Cancer Patients Pay Restructuring Costs

- Cancer patient waiting lists continue to multiply in the Waikato while at the same time the Government pours health money into a framework driven at making the Treaty of Waitangi central to health decisions, says National's Health spokesperson Roger Sowry. See... Health funds misdirected while sufferers wait [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00053.htm


Labour/Alliance Are Scaring Investors Away - Luxton

- The Coalition Government's anti-business policies are behind a dramatic reduction in overseas investment into New Zealand, detailed in the New Zealand Overseas Investment Commission six monthly report released this week, National's Spokesperson on Inward Investment John Luxton says. See... Govt. policies scare off overseas investment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00052.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Howard’s End: Private Correctional Problems On Both Sides Of Tasman

- Australasian Correctional Management, the company which runs the Auckland Central Remand Centre is now involved in investigating allegations of assault and intimidation against its staff. Meanwhile across the ditch the same company has been slammed by Australian Federal authorities over its procedures in running a refugee detention centre in Australia. John Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Trans-Tasman Private Prison Problems [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00025.htm


Howard’s End: Lessons For NZ Agriculture From Europe

- In the face of the biggest crisis for agriculture coming from the outbreaks of BSE and foot and mouth disease, the European Commissioner for Agriculture has admitted publicly for the first time that its Common Agricultural Policy, founded in 1962, are "not a good basis for future-oriented policy." There are lessons for New Zealand. See... Howard's End: One Size Does Not fit All [1] . See also... Howard's End: Britain's Awful Luck [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00021.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00009.htm


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