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JUST POLITICS
ANZFA Row: GE Free NZ Joins Chorus
Southern Retreat For ACT
Waitaki Development Should Get Priority
Patients Missing Out On Cancer Treatment
NZ Aid To East Timor
Preserving Collections Of National Significance
Hobbs Talks Clean & Green
Maharey Tells Aussies How We Do Welfare reform

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Sludge Report: Just Buy It!
SUPER CRISIS: Eco-Economy Examines The New Divide
SUPER CRISIS: Super’s Days As A Political Football Numbered – Peters
Guest Comment: Making The Journo Strikes Effective
Make Your Nomination For The Roger Award
Consider Alternatives, Dairy Farmers Urged

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JUST POLITICS


ANZFA Row: GE Free NZ Joins Chorus

- GE Free NZ support Annette King's formal complaint to Australian government after the removal of New Zealander's sovereign right to influence food standard legislation. See... NZ Sovereignty On Food Standards Lost To Aussies [1] MORE: - Greens - NZ must keep sovereignty over food standards [2] - Nats - ANZFA Row - Symptom Of Deteriorating Relationship [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00040.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00042.htm


Southern Retreat For ACT

- The private retreat at the Southern Cross Hotel is an opportunity for ACT’s nine MPs to discuss strategy and develop policies in the lead-up to the next election. See... ACT Caucus Retreat In Dunedin [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00064.htm


Waitaki Development Should Get Priority

- ACT Environment Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff says Meridian Energy’s proposed development of the lower Waitaki should be given top priority by Jim Anderton and his Ministry of Economic Development. See... Meridian’s North Otago Plan Should Get Priority [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00060.htm


Patients Missing Out On Cancer Treatment

- Latest figures show the number of people starting cancer treatment on time fell 13 percent in the month to April, despite continued promises from the Government that it will reduce cancer patient waiting times, National's Health spokesperson Roger Sowry said. See... Fewer Patients Get Cancer Treatment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00059.htm


NZ Aid To East Timor

- New Zealand will provide an additional $1.9 million to support East Timor's continuing reconstruction, Associate Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Matt Robson announced today. See... Aid doubles for East Timor [1] . See also... Funding for East Timor legislative elections [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00050.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00052.htm


Preserving Collections Of National Significance

- Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark and Associate Minister Judith Tizard today released details of the government's regional museums policy for capital construction projects. See... Regional Museums Policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00058.htm


Hobbs Talks Clean & Green

- Thank you for inviting me to deliver this, the third, and my second, address on the “State of the Nation's Environment”. See... Achieving A Clean And Green NZ - Hobbs Speech [1] . See also… Marian Hobbs Speech - Green Ribbon Awards, Te Papa [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00051.htm


Maharey Tells Aussies How We Do Welfare reform

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey outlined the six key components of the Government's welfare reform programme during a presentation to the influential Sydney Institute this evening. See... Maharey Outlines Welfare Reform Principles [1] and Where For Welfare? - Steve Maharey Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00053.htm


TOP SCOOPS


Sludge Report: Just Buy It!

- There is one way for the Government to be sure that New Zealand retains a national airline. And it does not involve relying on the goodwill of a group of nameless businessmen who would prefer to remain hiding in the shadows. See... Sludge Report #81 – How To Save Air New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00027.htm


SUPER CRISIS: Eco-Economy Examines The New Divide

- A new line has been drawn in New Zealand politics, and it is no surprise that the issue that has brought everything bubbling up to the surface is the Labour government's Super Fund proposal. See... Eco-Economy: The Green Party Vs Michael Cullen [1] EARLIER SUPER COMMENTARY: - C.D. Sludge - Sludge Report #80 – Super Crisis!!! [2] - Sludge Report #73 – Borrowing And Saving [3] - Eco-Economy - Eco-Economy: Super Scheme is Political Suicide [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00021.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00166.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00006.htm


SUPER CRISIS: Super’s Days As A Political Football Numbered – Peters

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that New Zealand First wants to resume superannuation discussions with Labour as soon as possible so that New Zealanders can at long last have some certainty on this issue. See... Peters Hopeful Of Superannuation Agreement [1] and Silly Games Over Super [2] MORE: - Nats - National cries foul over super fund bill [3] - ACT - ACT Repeats Call For Multi-Party Super Talks [4] Click through to the JUST POLITICS page for more national superannuation news... [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00055.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00063.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00061.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00057.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics

Guest Comment: Making The Journo Strikes Effective

- The key to winning the strike is unity between the journalists and the printers. A union ban on printing and distribution of New Zealand newspapers until management recognises the union collectives will stop the profits of O Reilly and Murdoch. See... Journalists Revolt Against Right Wing Press Barons [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00025.htm


Make Your Nomination For The Roger Award

- Roger Award nominations for the transnational corporation that has had the most negative impact in New Zealand in 2001 are open. See... Nominations For Roger Award 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00011.htm

Consider Alternatives, Dairy Farmers Urged

- Dairy farmers should seriously examine the alternative to GlobalCo launched today by farmers Mark Masters and Malcolm Bailey, said ACT MP and dairy farmer Penny Webster. See... Dairy Farmers Should Consider GlobalCo Alternative [1] MORE: - Farmers For A Better Dairy Deal - Global Co: Stick To The Issues [2] - Alternative To Global Co. Not Too Late [3] - Federated Farmers - Retired Dairy Leaders Views Not New [4] - Global Dairy Co - Roadley Rejects Splitting Industry [5] - Farmers For A Better Dairy Deal - A Better Dairy Deal - Farmers Hand Book [6] - A Better Dairy Deal - McKinseys REPORT 1999 [7] - A Better Dairy Deal - Characteristics Of Industry [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00033.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00032.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00031.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00026.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00021.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00022.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00023.htm

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