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JUST POLITICS
Energy Efficiency Strategy Released
NCEA Change Puts Grades On Final Report
Report Recommends Streamlined Medical Complaints Process
Timor Heroes Honoured
Superficial Wilson Doesn’t Know Her Bridges
Cervical Screening Report Release On Track
Aussies Better At Dealing To Pests
Tolley Tackles Town Drunks
Anderton Seeks Better Banking Behaviour
Programme To Reduce Trade Barriers Approved
Ryall’s Burglary Bill Progresses
Firefighters Contract Discriminatory
ACT Scornful Of Insider Trading Changes

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Lindsay Perigo: The Alternative Opposition
US Piking On Kyoto Protocol Disgust’s Greens
Govt Backs Down On Taranaki Lessees Tax
Offenders Should Pay Their Dues And No More - Tanczos
Opposition Painting Reinstated Hobbs The Mind Controlling Socialist

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JUST POLITICS


Energy Efficiency Strategy Released

- Slashing New Zealand’s energy bills by hundreds of millions of dollars a year is one of the many benefits outlined in the draft Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy released today. See... Major savings for NZ in energy efficiency strategy [1] . MORE: Government Leads With Tougher Energy Targets [2] - Transport Habits Targeted In Energy Strategy [3] - Strategy Seeks More Comfortable Homes & Workplaces [4] - Renewable energy answer to sustainable future [5] - Energy Strategy Requires Industry Commitment [6] - A Strategy For New Zealand's Energy Future (speech) [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00536.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00541.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00540.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00539.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00538.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00537.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00535.htm


NCEA Change Puts Grades On Final Report

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard said grade average would be included on the end of year notices for students taking the National Certificate of Educational Achievement. See... Reporting Of NCEA [1] and Mallard Speech To Secondary Principals Conference [2] . See also… Over-Assessed And Under-Educated [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00532.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00531.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00533.htm


Report Recommends Streamlined Medical Complaints Process

- “New Zealanders with complaints against health professionals must be able to make them as easily, speedily and painlessly as possible,” Health Minister Annette King said today when releasing a report by Helen Cull QC, commissioned in the wake of publicity about patient concerns in Northland and elsewhere. See... Streamlined Complaints And Disciplinary Process [1] REACTION: - Greens - Bradford Urges Action On Cull Recommendations [2] - Alliance - Cull Report - Cartwright At Last [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00530.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00527.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00526.htm


Timor Heroes Honoured

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today presented the newly-created East Timor Medal to New Zealanders from a range of organisations who have served in East Timor. See... East Timor Medals Presented By PM [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00501.htm


Superficial Wilson Doesn’t Know Her Bridges

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First and Member of Parliament for Tauranga, today accused Margaret Wilson of making superficial and inadequate comments on the issue of bridge tolling in Tauranga. See... AG's Comments Superficial And Inadequate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00522.htm


Cervical Screening Report Release On Track

- The Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry Report is still on track to reach Health Minister Annette King by the end of this week, and will be released in Gisborne on April 10. See... Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00524.htm


Aussies Better At Dealing To Pests

- The biosecurity systems in Australia are superior to those of New Zealand, ACT Agriculture Spokesman MP Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... New Zealand Lags Behind Australia In Biosecurity [1] . See also.. Sutton Wrong To Scoff At Instant Deportation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00520.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00519.htm


Tolley Tackles Town Drunks

- National MP Anne Tolley today lodged a Private Members Bill that will give local communities the power to ban alcohol in public areas of their towns or cities. See... Councils need help to control drunken louts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00517.htm


Anderton Seeks Better Banking Behaviour

- Acting Consumer Affairs Minister, Jim Anderton, has asked for a fast track of the Credit Law Review as a result of the practices of a few loan companies. See... New laws sought to fix credit law loopholes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00515.htm


Programme To Reduce Trade Barriers Approved

- International trade officials have agreed this week to a work programme to reduce barriers to agricultural trade. The discussions will support efforts to launch a new round of world trade talks at the end of this year. See... Minister welcomes Geneva's agriculture progress [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00512.htm


Ryall’s Burglary Bill Progresses

- Parliament today unanimously supported Tony Ryall's Private Members Bill that will give the police a new weapon to secure burglary convictions. See... Bill to convict more burglars passes first hurdle [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00508.htm


Firefighters Contract Discriminatory

- The Government is proposing to pay more to union firefighters while demoting their non-union colleagues in its sop contract to members of the Professional Firefighters Union, National's Internal Affairs spokesman Lindsay Tisch said today. See... Firefighters demoted under new contract [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00506.htm


ACT Scornful Of Insider Trading Changes

- Stephen Franks, ACT’s Justice spokesman and lawyer involved in suing Kerry Hoggard for insider trading in Fletcher Challenge shares today described as laughable the Government’s announcement about insider trading enforcement. See... Insider Trading Announcements Spurious [1] . See also Insider Trading Regime Changes Announced [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00503.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00486.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS


Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Energy Efficiency – Maori Lease Tax Bill – Gisborne Cervical Inquiry – Women In The Police – Historic Places Trust Row - Business Migration – Police Association Complaints – Police Computer Security – Cull Report – Social Policy Agency Reform – Global Dairy Company. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 29 March [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00203.htm

Lindsay Perigo: The Alternative Opposition

- Yesterday we discussed the absence of any effective parliamentary opposition to the current government. Not one caller rang to defend the performance of National or ACT. See... Lindsay Perigo: "Where's The Opposition?" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00199.htm


US Piking On Kyoto Protocol Disgust’s Greens

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today called on the Prime Minister to convey New Zealand's anger to US President George Bush over his decision to abandon the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. See... Greens Disgusted At US Kyoto Protocol Withdrawal [1] and Call To Reassess NZ's Kyoto Plan - EMA [2] Scoop World: Toxic Train On The Move - March 28 18:59 CET - The train transporting nuclear waste from the French reprocessing plant La Hague is moving again, being near Dannenberg where the castor containers are to be loaded onto vans, heading to the repository in Gorleben. See... Nuclear Protests: Castor Train Is Moving Again [3] . See also… News from anti-nuclear protests in the Wendland [4] and Scoop Images: The Battle Of Dannenberg [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00528.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00098.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00136.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0103/S00134.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00195.htm


Govt Backs Down On Taranaki Lessees Tax

- Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley has tonight welcomed the Minister of Finance's abandonment of his proposal to impose a capital gains tax on Taranaki and West Coast leasehold farmers. See... Spin can't disguise Cullen backdown - Nats [1] and Solution to ensure equity in lessees' compensation - Govt [2] FULL COVERAGE: - ACT - Taranaki Farmers Have Owen Jennings To Thank [3] - Federated Farmers - Victory For Good Sense [4] - Jenny Shipley - Cullen trying to rip off farmers [5] - Federated Farmers - A Deal Is A Deal! [6] - Govt - Maori Reserved Land Amendment Bill [7] - ACT - Cullen Dead Wrong On Lessees Tax [8] - Government Unleashes Taxman On Lessees [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00510.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00514.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00518.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00097.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00505.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0103/S00095.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00483.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00494.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00480.htm


Offenders Should Pay Their Dues And No More - Tanczos

- The purpose of the Clean Slate bill is, as the explanatory note says, to ensure the fair administration of justice for those offenders who have committed minor crimes and are unlikely to re-offend. See... Clean Slate Bill Introduction Speech - Tanczos [1] . See also... Dunne To Correct Miscast ‘Clean Slate' Bill Vote [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00511.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00523.htm


Opposition Painting Reinstated Hobbs The Mind Controlling Socialist

- Marian Hobbs is back to her old tricks after just one day back in the job, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman Penny Webster said today. See... Hobbs Gets Back to Her Old Tricks - ACT [1] and Quota talk shows Hobbs still out of touch - Nats [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00516.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0103/S00509.htm

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