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JUST POLITICS
More Beds For Mentally Ill Offenders
Goff Rubbishes Ellis Report Claim
From The Select Committee Rooms
Clark Hoarding Documents English Wants
Shipping Review Released
Shirley Wants ACC To Pay Back Aggrieved Parties
Govt Admits Cancer Treatment Under-Funded -Nats
Cyber Art Programme Launched

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard new Is Here!
Sludge Report: Do The Maths
Tougher Sentencing On The Way


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JUST POLITICS

More Beds For Mentally Ill Offenders

- Dr Janice Wilson, Ministry of Health Deputy Director-General of Mental Health released today the report on services for people with mental illness in the justice system. See... Review Of Forensic Services Signals Way Forward [1] and Continued Improvement In Mental Health Services [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0103/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00281.htm


Goff Rubbishes Ellis Report Claim



- Justice Minister Phil Goff said a media report claiming Sir Thomas Thorp's opinion on Mr Ellis' case cast doubt on the conviction is incorrect. The Minister also said it was misleading for the article to describe Sir Thomas's opinion as a 'secret' ... See... Report Doesn't Cast Doubt On Ellis Conviction [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00282.htm


From The Select Committee Rooms

- Select Committee Business From 9 to 16 March 2001 Committee meetings There were 20 committee meetings and one site visit. Three meetings were outside Wellington. See... Select Committee Business 9-16 March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00279.htm


Clark Hoarding Documents English Wants

- “Helen Clark is defying the Ombudsman by refusing to release sensitive documents regarding discussions between the Labour Party and the CTU about wage restraint for working families,” National's Finance spokesman Bill English said today. See... Clark Defies Ombudsman [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00276.htm


Shipping Review Released

- The report of the Shipping Industry Review was released today by the Minister of Transport Mark Gosche. See... Shipping Industry Review [1] REACTION: - NATS - Shipping Review Sop To NZ Seafarers' Union [2] - ACT - Have Fun in the Water, But Do What You Oughta [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00268.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00275.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00272.htm


Shirley Wants ACC To Pay Back Aggrieved Parties

- ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley is calling on Michael Cullen to direct ACC to review all double charging and repay the aggrieved parties. See... Double Charging By ACC: Government Theft [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00274.htm


Govt Admits Cancer Treatment Under-Funded -Nats

- The Government today admitted it is hugely underfunding cancer treatment by finally announcing that it intends to put more money towards radiation therapy next year, National's Health spokesman Roger Sowry said today. See... Govt Admits Cancer Treatment Under-Funded [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00273.htm


Cyber Art Programme Launched

- A new programme which prepares young people for careers in the digitial arts industry was launched today at Auckland's Moving Image Centre by Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Government Launches Artworks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00270.htm

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Hard new Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it was only a matter of time. Phil Goff had been quiet - too quiet. Somewhere in the naked city of his mind, a neon sign was flashing. That sign read "Tough on crime" and Goff wanted everyone to see it. See... HARD NEWS 16/3/01 - Labour Locks 'em Up Longer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00114.htm


Sludge Report: Do The Maths

- Do the maths. George Dubya Bush’s tax cut plan will give the richest people in the richest country in the world an average USD$229,000 (NZD$571,000) each. That is half a million NZ Dollars each. See... Sludge Report #54 – Taking, Dubya Shows How It’s Done [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00115.htm

Tougher Sentencing On The Way

- Justice Minister Phil Goff announced details of the Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill, which will be tougher on the worst offenders, provide greater flexibility in sentencing to reflect the seriousness of the crime and give victims a better deal. See... Sentencing And Parole Reform Details Released [1] and The Sentencing And Parole Reform Bill [2] REACTION: - ACT - Sentencing Review Is Gravely Mistaken [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00260.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00261.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00263.htm


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