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Danger For Teenagers In Legalising Prostitution
Mobil Lobbied On All Fronts To Be Nicer To The Environment
Ex Spy In NZ To Spill The Beans
ACT Cry Foul Over Goff’s Use Of Appeal Court Judges
Can The Energy Industry Regulate Itself?
Govt Ignored Warning Signs At Lakeland Health
Kiwi Activist Released In Indonesia
Minister Seeks Explanation For 10-Year-Old Deportation Attempt
Dumping Duties Are Dumb - Importers

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Danger For Teenagers In Legalising Prostitution

- “The revelation that there are nearly 200 prostitutes under 18 years of age, 140 of whom are under 16, will be only the tip of the iceberg if politicians persist in their intentions to legalise prostitution,” Party Leader Graham Capill warned. See... Teen Prostitution Set To Escalate [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00040.htm


Mobil Lobbied On All Fronts To Be Nicer To The Environment

- Greenpeace New Zealand today sandbagged Mobil HQ in Lambton Quay, Wellington, and called on Mobil to stop undermining the Kyoto Protocol. See... Greenpeace Sandbags Mobil – No. 1 Villain [1] . See also... Mobil, Come On Board Over Low Sulphur - Greens [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00038.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00142.htm


Ex Spy In NZ To Spill The Beans

- Mike Frost spent 34 years working as a spy, with the final two decades being with the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), the Canadian equivalent of the NZ Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), which operates the Tangimoana and Waihopai spybases. See... Canadian Ex-Spy To Tour NZ In October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00036.htm


ACT Cry Foul Over Goff’s Use Of Appeal Court Judges

- ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks has accused Justice Minister Phil Goff of politicising the Court of Appeal. See... Goff Using Appeal Court Judges Like Own Officials [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00143.htm


Can The Energy Industry Regulate Itself?

- The soaring price of wholesale energy in the past fortnight will be an interesting test of industry self-regulation, Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See... Soaring Energy Costs - Need For Renewable Energy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00141.htm


Govt Ignored Warning Signs At Lakeland Health

- The Government must act urgently to ensure that services are able to be maintained at Lakeland Health, National's Health spokesperson Roger Sowry said today. See... Govt Responsible For Hospital Financial Crisis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00138.htm


Kiwi Activist Released In Indonesia

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff welcomed the release of Maire Leadbeater last night and acknowledged the efforts of the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta made on her behalf. See... Goff seeks explanation over detention of NZer [1] . Protest Jakarta Police Attack On Conference [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00130.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00026.htm


Minister Seeks Explanation For 10-Year-Old Deportation Attempt

- Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel today said she was seeking more detail on the attempted removal of a 21-year-old Samoan woman and her 10-year-old relative. See... Minister on Samoan removal attempt [1] and Minister Responsible For Attempt To Deport Girl [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00128.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00121.htm


Dumping Duties Are Dumb - Importers

- Commerce Minister Paul Swain has imposed final anti-dumping duties on refrigerators and washing machines from Korea. See... Anti-dumping duties imposed on Korean whiteware [1] . See also Importers Institute response... Import News: The Dumb Economy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00127.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00089.htm


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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Prisoner Rehabilitation – Tax Scale Changes – Super Fund Borrowing – Yelashgate – University Funding – Teacher Training – Cancer Treatment Shortages – Elective Surgery Funding – Willie Jackson Vs The Govt – Community Initiatives – Welfare Bill Dispute – Whitianga Waterways Rehearing. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 12 June [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00066.htm


Sandra Lee Under Fire – Calls For Privacy

- “The current attacks on my personal life are being driven by some who want to discredit me politically,” said Cabinet Minister Sandra Lee today. See... Lee pledges to defend her political beliefs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00129.htm

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