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JUST POLITICS
Libertarianz Plea For Daily Beer
Taiwan Welcomes Dunne Delegation
From The Select Committee Rooms
Modern Apprentices Get Off On Right Foot
Responsibility For Cancer Screening Inaction
Peters Gets Behind PCA Changes
Anderton Foresees Forestry First
NZ In The Thick Of International Climate Change Work
Dunne Seeks Assurance On Wellington Rail Future

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Keith Rankin: Diseases Both Economic And Biologic
Howard’s End: Bidding For Magnesium Smelter
Dutch Euthanasia Legalisation Sparks Fears Of ‘Death Tourism’
Lindsay Perigo: Jesus Got Nothing On Me
Rankin May Require Fat Golden Handshake To Save Maharey

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Libertarianz Plea For Daily Beer

- Why are the police opposing Bar licences for Good Friday? Are they now our moral guardians? Surely their job is to protect our lives and property, not save our souls. See... An Open Easter Letter: 'Give Us Our Daily Beer' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00041.htm


Taiwan Welcomes Dunne Delegation

- The parliamentary delegation to Taiwan led by United Future NZ leader and MP for Ohariu-Belmont, Hon Peter Dunne, has received a warm and enthusiastic welcome during their visit this week. See... Dunne’s Delegation Gets Warm Welcome In Taiwan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00223.htm


From The Select Committee Rooms

- From 6 April to 12 April 2001 there were six committee meetings, one of which was outside Wellington. The remainder were in the parliamentary complex. See... This Week's Select Committee News - 12 April 2000 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00222.htm


Modern Apprentices Get Off On Right Foot

- An evaluation of the pilot phase of Modern Apprenticeships shows a strong endorsement for it from employers and Modern Apprentices, Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey said today. See... Report shows Modern Apprenticeships begins well [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00218.htm


Responsibility For Cancer Screening Inaction

- Whangarei based New Zealand First MP, Hon Brian Donnelly, today suggested that “those responsible for having failed to adequately monitor the cervical screening programme, leading to the debacle in Gisborne and placing the lives of many New Zealand women at risk, return the generous bonuses they have received over recent years as a gesture to kick off the establishment of a fund from which to pay the $50,000 now being claimed by those whose lives have been shattered by the experience.” See... Cave Creek Or Cervical Screening [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00216.htm


Peters Gets Behind PCA Changes

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today welcomed government decisions designed to enhance the independence of the Police Complaints Authority. See... Increased Independence Of Police Necessary Step [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00213.htm


Anderton Foresees Forestry First

- “Forestry and wood processing could go from our third to our top overseas exchange earner if we develop this industry,” said Acting Prime Minister Jim Anderton today. See... Wood Processing - Top Foreign Exchange Earner [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00212.htm


NZ In The Thick Of International Climate Change Work

- Climate change is in the news a lot these days. So it should be. There are few challenges facing us that are more pressing or far-reaching. See... New Zealand and the Kyoto Protocol [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00210.htm


Dunne Seeks Assurance On Wellington Rail Future

- United Future NZ leader and MP for Ohariu-Belmont, Hon Peter Dunne, says there is a need for an unconditional assurance that commuter rail services in Wellington will be secure in the long term. See... Assurance Still Needed On Wellington Rail Services [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00221.htm


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Keith Rankin: Diseases Both Economic And Biologic

- Although it no longer dominates the news in this country, Britain's foot and mouth epidemic continues to rage and many thousands of healthy animals continue to be slaughtered. Further, we are told that the introduction of foot and mouth disease into New Zealand, through malice or carelessness, would be tantamount to economic treason. See... Keith Rankin: Political Economy of Foot and Mouth [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00082.htm


Howard’s End: Bidding For Magnesium Smelter

- The Government says it is seeking partnerships with local authorities to help drive economic development forward, but it's behaviour suggests something quite the opposite. John Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Magnesium Opportunity Raises Issues [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00081.htm

Dutch Euthanasia Legalisation Sparks Fears Of ‘Death Tourism’

- The Netherlands has become the first country in the world to legalise euthanasia, after the Dutch senate formally approved a bill allowing mercy killing. See... Nitschke Plans Assisted Suicide At Sea [1] . See also... Carter Welcomes Dutch Legalisation Of Euthanasia [2]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00087.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00206.htm


Lindsay Perigo: Jesus Got Nothing On Me

- Today's being the last show before the Easter break, I thought I'd do a sequel to my chat to God the other day - a retake of the Sermon on the Mount, since here too, I figure I can improve on the original. See... Lindsay Perigo: A (Revised) Sermon From The Mount [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00086.htm

Rankin May Require Fat Golden Handshake To Save Maharey

- Minister of Social Services and Employment Steve Maharey’s future hangs on the legal action instigated by WINZ Chief Executive Christine Rankin, ACT Employment and Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... Maharey’s Future Is In Rankin’s Hands [1] MORE: - PSA - Restructuring not the answer, says PSA [2] - Govt - Cabinet decision on Ministry of Social Development [3] - Proposal to refocus key social service departments [4] - Nats - Govt Dodges Rankin In Social Services Merger [5] - ACT - Government Spin Reaches New Heights [6] - Greens - Process all wrong for new super ministry [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00217.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00042.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00193.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00194.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00191.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00197.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00202.htm


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