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BUDGET 2001: Shopping Basket Cost Skyrockets
NZ To Sign International POP Toxins Convention
Reject West Coast Mine, Say Greens
Change High Tax Course For Economic Growth – ACT
Nats Welcome Biosecurity Breach Fines
Govt Intimidated On Waterways By TOW Claim
Christchurch Conference Alarms Anti-Vivisection Activists

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Scoop Is In The House
One Law For All – Steven Wallace Killing Report
Unfairly Treated Lashlie Back In The Fold
Surveillance Snow Job Waste Of Money & Trees
Resist Antibiotics Before Disease Does

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JUST POLITICS

BUDGET 2001: Shopping Basket Cost Skyrockets

- Ann Hercus' shopping basket has skyrocketed in price by $25 since Labour came to office 18 months ago. On the eve of the Budget, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley has called on the Government to deliver relief for low and middle-income New Zealand families - who are struggling under the pressure of skyrocketing grocery costs. See... Budget Must Respond To Skyrocketing Food Prices [1] MORE OPPOSITION BUDGET RELEASES: - NZ First - Recreational Fishing Left Out Again [2] - United Future - Budget Must Make Families The Key Priority [3] - ACT - Plodder’s Budget : On the Road to Nowhere [4] - Libz - Alternative Budget - State Theft Finished In Five Years' [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00463.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00461.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00459.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00451.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00104.htm


NZ To Sign International POP Toxins Convention

- New Zealand will tonight sign up to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Phil Goff, and the Minister for the Environment, Marian Hobbs, said today. See... NZ Supports Control Of Toxic Substances [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00460.htm


Reject West Coast Mine, Say Greens

- The Green Party is urging the Labour-Alliance Government to turn down a permit for access to a proposed open-cast gold mine involving the clearance of 260 hectares of indigenous forests on the West Coast, saying the environmental risks are too great. See... West Coast gold mine false economy [1] MORE: - Forest & Bird - Macraes Mine Would Impose Large Costs [2] - ACT - West Coast Mine Proposal Shows Need for DoC Review - ACT [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00453.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00094.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00407.htm


Change High Tax Course For Economic Growth – ACT

- The ACT Party is calling for a tax cut to boost the economy, as growth continues to slow despite the low dollar and favourable terms of trade. See... ACT Calls for Faster Growth [1] and Taxing time for Dr Cullen - Nats [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00457.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00424.htm


Nats Welcome Biosecurity Breach Fines

- National is pleased Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton has finally woken up to the huge concerns of New Zealanders about foot and mouth disease by bringing the introduction of instant fines forward, National's Biosecurity Spokesperson Eric Roy said today. See... Congrats Sutton, you've finally woken up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00454.htm


Govt Intimidated On Waterways By TOW Claim

- Opposition Conservation spokesperson, Nick Smith, is outraged that the Government has broken its commitment to pass legislation today to resolve the problem of retrospective application of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act to the Whitianga Waterways Development. See... Govt Buckles to Waitangi Tribunal Threat [1] MORE: - Libz - Waterways Victim Of Predictable Backsliding [2] - ACT - Whitianga Waterways Wallows [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00448.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00098.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00428.htm


Christchurch Conference Alarms Anti-Vivisection Activists

- Anti-vivisection campaigners are alarmed that Christchurch will be hosting an international meeting of animal researchers in August. See... Vivisectors' Conference Alarms Activists [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00102.htm

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Scoop Is In The House

– Today's questions of the day concerned: Celia Lashlie – Yelashgate – Usury – Yelashgate – Foot and Mouth – Yelashgate – Sunday Star Times Gets It Wrong – Australian Budget – Tibet – Tertiary Funding – Northland – Poverty. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –23 May [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00142.htm


One Law For All – Steven Wallace Killing Report

- The background contents of this report titled 'One law for all' was compiled by Advantage Advocacy and appears at http://www.advantageadvocacy.co.nz/docs/report.html on the Internet. The reports author is DERMOT GREGORY NOTTINGHAM. See... One Law For All - The Steven Wallace Killing [1] and Justice Campaigner Complains Re: Steven Wallace [2] EARLIER: - Sludge - Sludge Report #66 – Steven Wallace’s Last Words [3] - Sludge Report #65 – Killing The Silence


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00101.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00122.htm


Unfairly Treated Lashlie Back In The Fold

- Nelson MP Nick Smith today welcomed the reappointment of Celia Lashlie as the advisor to Nelson schools to assist in developing programmes that will help at-risk pupils. See... Smith welcomes Lashlie reinstatement [1] MORE: - Govt - Report On The Investigation Of SES [2] - NZ First - Inadequacies Of State Sector Act Key Lashlie Issue [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00449.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00446.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00462.htm

Surveillance Snow Job Waste Of Money & Trees

- The Green Party has criticised the Government for spending over $19,000 on the “Securing our Nation’s Safety” publication in order to justify increasing State surveillance of New Zealanders’ private lives and business activities. See... $19,000 Spooks PR Effort A Waste Of Good Trees [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00452.htm

Resist Antibiotics Before Disease Does

- Launching Pharmac's Wise Use of Antibiotics campaign today, Otaki MP (and Chair of the Health Select Committee) Judy Keall said that it was very important to educate the public about the best use of antibiotics. See... Bugs resistant to drugs [1] and Don’t Take The Bite Out Of Antibiotics [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00450.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00062.htm


Scoop World: Kofi Annan Climate Change Speech

- Following is the text of the commencement address delivered yesterday by Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. See... UN's Kofi Annan Climate Change Speech - Full Text [1] and Developed nations, US, must take lead on climate [2] . See also... President Bush Unveils US Energy Policy In St Paul [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00034.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00032.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00035.htm


Scoop World: Bush Speech To Notre Dame University

- THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Father Malloy. Thank you all for that warm welcome. Chairman McCartan, Father Scully, Dr. Hatch, Notre Dame trustees, members of the class of 2001. (Applause.) It is a high privilege to receive this degree. See... President Speech To Notre Dame On Poverty [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0105/S00036.htm


Katya Rivas: Do Not Defame My Church

- My daughter, flower of My Passion, write what your Lord wants to say through you…Katya Rivas: My Spouse: The Church [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00138.htm

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