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JUST POLITICS
Spooks In Print And Law
Restorative Justice In Sunshine Province
Christine Rankin’s Colleagues Also Disgruntled
Good Faith So Good It Survives Unchanged
Maori Health Strategy
Save Our Rail Say Greens
Maharey Has Lost Control – Newman
Waterfront Wars
Defence Debate – Bring Back ANZUS

POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
MAY DAY PROTESTS – FULL COVERAGE
LIVE DIGICAM REPORTS:
GENERAL PROTEST ADVISORIES:
SPECIFIC PROTEST ADVISORIES AND RELEASES:
DISSENTING VOICES:
Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A
TVNZ Charter Unleashed
PM’S PRESSER: Bad Advice On Community Card
Nats Urge Quick Work To Snare Virgin
Hawkins & Robinson Working On PERF Abuses
NZ Music On Air & In Deputy PM’s Office


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JUST POLITICS

Spooks In Print And Law

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today launched a detailed publication on how the country’s security and intelligence agencies are managed. See... New publication on NZ's secret agencies [1] Meanwhile Prime Minister Helen Clark has announced that the status of the Government Communications Security Bureau will be formalised in legislation to be introduced to Parliament today. See... GCSB Bill introduced today [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00021.htm


Restorative Justice In Sunshine Province

- Green Party Justice Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today welcomed news that a face-to-face restorative justice scheme will begin in Nelson over the next few months. See... Nandor welcomes restorative justice for Nelson [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00019.htm


Christine Rankin’s Colleagues Also Disgruntled

- Social Services Minister Steve Maharey has admitted that Department of Work and Income senior managers have raised a number of concerns with him about the hastily arranged merger of DWI and the Ministry of Social Policy. See... DWI Managers Show No Confidence in Maharey [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00017.htm


Good Faith So Good It Survives Unchanged

- The interim Code of Good Faith has held up so well under the Employment Relations Act that the Minister of Labour Margaret Wilson has decided to approve it without amendment. See... Good Faith Success - Includes Code Text [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00015.htm


Maori Health Strategy

- Health Ministers Annette King and Tariana Turia today launched 'He Korowai Oranga' the draft Maori Health Strategy, outlining directions the Labour Alliance government will take to reduce inequalities. See... Maori Health Strategy discussion document released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00011.htm


Save Our Rail Say Greens

- Green Party Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley is urging the Government to start immediate negotiations to buy back the national rail track after TranzRail today said it was looking to close or mothball some sections of track. See... Greens urge Govt. to act on planned rail closure [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00010.htm


Maharey Has Lost Control – Newman

- ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said new figures showing a sharp drop in the amount of identified domestic purposes benefit fraud were a further demonstration of how Social Services Minister Steve Maharey has lost control of his portfolio. See... Weak Maharey Loses Ground Quickly On Benefit Fraud [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00008.htm


Waterfront Wars

- The Government should stop undermining the legal rights of New Zealand businesses to contract out work, National's Industrial Relations spokesman Lockwood Smith said today in response to the mediator's final report on the South Island ports dispute. See... Biased Mediation Should Be Dropped [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00007.htm


Defence Debate – Bring Back ANZUS

- It is timely that we debate New Zealand's defence policies. The defence of citizens’ security is the first duty of government. See... Time To Revive ANZUS [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00003.htm


TOP SCOOPS

MAY DAY PROTESTS – FULL COVERAGE

- Scoop has a digicam team on the streets today at the Cuba St Carnival Against Carnival. See also...SCOOP MAYDAY 2001 SPECIAL [1] .


[1] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=mayday2001


LIVE DIGICAM REPORTS:

- Scoop Images: The Battle For Manners Mall (KFC) [1] - Scoop Images: All Clothes Are Corrupt [2] - Scoop Images: Carnival Against Capitalism Begins [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00007.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00006.htm


GENERAL PROTEST ADVISORIES:

- Wellington May Day Activists – Timetable Of Events - See... Mayday promises to be biggest protest this year [1] - Auckland Mayday Activists - Spirit Of Quebec Comes To Auckland On Mayday [2] - May Day March & Rally - Auckland [3] - Christchurch Mayday Activists - Reverend Jeremiah Lovebucks Is Coming To Town! [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00098.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00100.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/b7/52/200104271031.cf865bf9.html


SPECIFIC PROTEST ADVISORIES AND RELEASES:

- Radical Society - Students, lead by Victoria University's Radical Society will participate in the May Day Carnival against Capitalism with an anti-Sweatshop fashion parade – see… Sweatshop Fashion: "We'd be better off naked" [1] - Biotic Baking Brigade – Anti-Capitalist Invasion Of Poneke - Whanganui A Tara - see... Anti-Capitalists Take Wellington [2] - Ecoaction - On Tuesday May 1, 2001 Victoria University's Ecoaction will be demonstrating against the proposal of Hutt City Council, Wellington City Council and Wellington Regional Council to transfer the management of our water services to a trust. Cuba Mall's Bucket Fountain For Auction [3] - Committee for the Establishment of Civilisation - Anarchism And The Anti-Globalisation Movement [4] - Libertarian Communists - Libertarian Communists Comment On Capitalism [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00004.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00003.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00097.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00006.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00005.htm


DISSENTING VOICES:

- Libertarianz - “ The May Day misanthropists marching around the country today need to be reminded that free trade is good,”; says Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell. See... May Day Reminder: Free Trade is Good! Go to Work! [1] and Libz Taunt May Day Misanthropists [2] - David Miller - David Miller: Why I Won't Be Marching On May Day [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00002.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00072.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00126.htm


Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Employment Stoppages – Community Services Card – Community Services Card And Kiwi Bank – Community Services Card – Tranz Rail Line Closures – Community Services Card – Pacific Pre-School Education – Celia Lashlie Sacking – ACT Money Laundering – Pay For Police Rapist. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –1 May [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00008.htm


TVNZ Charter Unleashed

- The public broadcasting charter for Television New Zealand has been approved by the Government and will be implemented from July 1, 2002, the Minister of Broadcasting, Marian Hobbs, announced today. See... Public TV Charter Released [1] REACTION: - Green - TVNZ Charter disappointing - Kedgley [2] - ACT - See... Hobbs takes 18 Months to Produce Claptrap [3] - National - See... Pathetic charter after 18 month wait [4] - TVNZ - TVNZ Response to Charter [5] Motornet: Meaningful Driving With Citroen’s Picasso - Citroen's new ovoid Picasso raises both eyebrows and interest as an unlikely wedding companion, but proves more than skin deep in the driving department. See... Motornet: Picasso - The Icing On Citroen's Cake [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00018.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00016.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00014.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00010.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00005.htm


PM’S PRESSER: Bad Advice On Community Card

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has blamed inadequate official advice for dropping the Government in it over the Community Services Card issue. See... Inadequate Advice On Card Dropped Us In It - PM [1] See the JUST POLITICS FEATURE PAGE [2] for full Community Services Card coverage.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Nats Urge Quick Work To Snare Virgin

- The Government should be careful it doesn't blow the opportunity for real competition in New Zealand's domestic airline market, National's Transport spokesperson Belinda Vernon said today. See... Virgin Blue Needs Freedom To Fly ASAP [1] and Correctives: Go All The Way With Virgin!!! [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00002.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00007.htm


Hawkins & Robinson Working On PERF Abuses

- The Minister of Police, George Hawkins, has confirmed that he raised the issue of the Police Early Retirement Fund (“PERF”) Scheme in his regular weekly meeting with the Police Commissioner Rob Robinson this afternoon. See... Minister Pleased With Progress On PERF Issue [1] and Police Minister Urged to Change PERF Rules [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00457.htm


NZ Music On Air & In Deputy PM’s Office

- It's that time of year. From the start of Monday May 7th through to the end of Sunday May 13th 95bFM will bask in the glory of 100% New Zealand Music. Every day will boast up to 7 live to air performances from a satellite studio just below the station. See... NZ Music Week May 7-13 - BFM [1] and Jim Anderton Supports NZ Music [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00069.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00006.htm

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