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Human Cloning Vehemently Opposed
Glide Time Standards Reviewed
PM Telling Fibs About Te Kaha And Toothfish Pirates
GE - Get On With It Says English
Speechifying…
News From The Committee Rooms
Tax Free Pay For Soldiers Criticised
Asian Health Gaps Ignored - Wong
Broad Left Gathering Planned
Employers Political Week Summary

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Hard News Is Here
FULL COVERAGE ACT CONFERENCE: Catherine Judd Takes On ACT Presidency
Extra $15.75m For Police

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Human Cloning Vehemently Opposed

- Any possibility of human cloning must be firmly ruled out in New Zealand, says Hon Peter Dunne, leader United Future New Zealand. See... Human Cloning Must Be Ruled Out In New Zealand [1] . The Greens are also of a view that something must be done. Cloning Rules Urgently Needed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00165.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00164.htm


Glide Time Standards Reviewed

- Government Ministers will be signing statements of commitment to the state sector following acceptance of the first report of the State Sector Standards Board. See... Government responds to standards board report [1] . See also... State Services Commissioner Welcomes Report [2] and Standards Board Objectives In Line With PSA [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00154.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00052.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00047.htm


PM Telling Fibs About Te Kaha And Toothfish Pirates

- Encounter Prime Minister Helen Clark is wrongly claiming the frigate Te Kaha required extensive refurbishment on its Southern Ocean mission to detract Patagonian toothfish poachers, National's Defence spokesperson Max Bradford said today. See... Bradford - Clark gets Te Kaha wrong [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00147.htm


GE - Get On With It Says English

- New Zealand can't afford to lose more time on the development of its unique biotechnology while the Government wrangles with the Greens over what the rules should be, National's Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Government must get on with GE [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00146.htm


Speechifying…

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen - Cullen Speech To Business Retreat [1] - Welfare Minister Steve Maharey - Welfare Policy Workshop Reportback [2] - Deputy PM Jim Anderton - Women in Business Awards Dinner - Anderton Speech [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00160.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00155.htm


News From The Committee Rooms

– The latest news bulletin from the Office of the Clerk of committees is out. See... Select Committee Business 2-9 March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00162.htm


Tax Free Pay For Soldiers Criticised

- Defence force staff deserve a pay rise but if recent reports are correct, the Government is going the wrong way about it, National's Revenue spokesperson Annabel Young said today. See... Extra Pay For Soldiers Should Be Taxable [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00157.htm


Asian Health Gaps Ignored - Wong

- National's Ethnic Affairs spokesperson Pansy Wong today congratulated Waitemata District Health Board for launching another Asian health survey. The survey supports the 1998 HFA findings on Asian views on health and health services in New Zealand. See... Govt Not Interested In Closing Asian Health 'Gap' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00156.htm


Broad Left Gathering Planned

There will be a Broad Left lobby at a Council of Trade Unions special national meeting next Wednesday (March 14) in Rotorua. See... Broad Left Lobby At Important CTU Meeting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00051.htm


Employers Political Week Summary

– The Latest bulletin of the Employers Federation regular update is out. See... Political Update Fri 9 Mar 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00050.htm


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Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... the emergency doctors gather anxiously around the patient. They charge the paddles, shout "Clear!" and send a few thousand volts coursing through the patient's torso. They can't get a heartbeat. But they keep trying. For a decade. See... HARD NEWS 09/3/01 - Spooks, Shocks and Submarines [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00063.htm


Catherine Judd Takes On ACT Presidency

- “ACT New Zealand is proud to announce that Catherine Judd is the new president of the party,” outgoing president Sir Roger Douglas said today. See... Catherine Judd Is New ACT Party President [1] AND Catherine Judd - President ACT New Zealand [2] FROM THE ACT ANNUAL CONFERENCE: - ROGER DOUGLAS - Roger Douglas Address To The ACT Annual Conference [3] - RICHARD PREBBLE - 10th by 2010 --- Richard Prebble [4] - MURIEL NEWMAN - Welfare Policy Workshop Reportback [5] - PETER SHIRTCLIFFE - Challenging Goals - Peter Shirtcliffe [6] - GAVIN M. FAULL - Stop Navel Gazing - NZ Must Become Part of Asia [7] - BALLOT RESULTS - Results of the ACT Board of Trustees Ballot 2001 [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00158.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00043.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00044.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00159.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00160.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00042.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00041.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00045.htm


Extra $15.75m For Police

- Minister of Police Hon George Hawkins has announced that the Government has provided Police with an extra $15.75 million (GST inc). See... Govt Announces $15.75 million Police Budget Top-up [1] MORE POLICE COMMENT: - NATIONAL - Thin Blue Line gets thinner [2] - NZ GOVERNMENT - Police Union Negativity Outrageous [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00153.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00166.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00151.htm


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