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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A
Keith Rankin: The Classicists, The Keynesianists & The Super Fund
House Tax Among Silliest Ideas To Come Out Of A Committee
Rod Donald Refuses His Free Trade Medicine
Fiji: Speight’s Bogus Lawyer Not Liking Prison Curries
Scoop World: In The Thick Of The Gothenburg Riots
DWI Staff Felt ‘Coerced’ Into Signing Rankin Petition
Panoramic Image: Winter Solstice Dawning In Wellington
CYF Shocked By Burned Baby
Greens To Join No Motorway Protest
Sulphur Levels In NZ Diesel Way Off The Scale

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Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Dirty Diesel – SOEs And Politics – Housing Tax – DHB CEO Salaries – Gender Bias In Crimes Act – Yelashgate – US WTO Lamb Dispute – Auckland Rail Corridor - Christine Rankin And Social Services Merger – Employment Relations Act And NZ Herald – Telecommunications Commissioner – Fire Safety In High Rises. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 21 June [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00115.htm


Keith Rankin: The Classicists, The Keynesianists & The Super Fund

- When we teach economics today, we still contrast the "classical" with the "Keynesian" point of view. The central (though largely forgotten) point of difference relates to the importance or otherwise, to the national economy, of having a high savings rate. See... Keith Rankin: A Classical Retirement Fund [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00112.htm


House Tax Among Silliest Ideas To Come Out Of A Committee

- “Suggestions of a tax on home ownership is right up there with the best of the half baked ideas I have seen advanced by highly paid committees during my years as a politician”, said New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters today. See... Ministry Of Stupid Ideas Still Alive [1] MORE TAX REVIEW REACTION: - Michael Cullen - Scare-Mongering [2] - Tax Speech [3] - Business Roundtable - Debate On Tax Welcomed [4] - Grey Power - Angry And Disillusioned [5] - NZPI - Values And Cash-Flow [6] - Jenny Shipley - Indicate Position [7] - 'Golden opportunity' [8] - Peter Dunne - Needless House Tax Hype [9] - Rodney Hide - Review calls for lowering top tax rate [10] - Jeanette Fitzsimons - 'Old school' tax paper [11] - John Wright - Tax Review 'Radical' [12] - Business NZ - Controversial And Conciliatory [13] THE TAX REVIEW: “The Tax Review has delivered a tough-minded and radical analysis which should spark a 'first principles' debate on taxation in this country,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Paper Opens 'First Principles' Debate On Tax [14]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00307.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00308.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00286.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00195.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00080.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00190.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00311.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00291.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00310.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00294.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00303.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00287.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00187.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00280.htm


Rod Donald Refuses His Free Trade Medicine

- When push comes to shove, logic in favour FTIA is lacking. It comes down to fear of being shut out of trade blocks, a fallacious argument if we don’t drop tariffs Hong Kong might introduce some - and a largely unshakeable belief that free trade “must be good for you”. See... Free trade lies! - Rod Donald Speech Notes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00292.htm


Fiji: Speight’s Bogus Lawyer Not Liking Prison Curries

- Conman Navin Naidu, whom conman-cum-terrorist George Speight had hired as his lawyer, has complained of mosquitoes and curry. Naidu has been kept in custody since last week when he was arrested trying to flee the country after it was discovered that he did not have the law degree which he claimed he had. See... Naidu Complains About Mosquitoes, Curry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00091.htm


Scoop World: In The Thick Of The Gothenburg Riots

- A "live and direct" uncut version of the demonstrations/riots in Gothenburg last weekend by Inge Johansson of the (international) noise conspiracy. See... A Personal Account of The Battle Of Gothenburg [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00087.htm


DWI Staff Felt ‘Coerced’ Into Signing Rankin Petition

- After deliberately choosing not to get embroiled in this matter, the PSA is appalled to find that its members have been dragged into Christine Rankin's claim for damages against the Crown. See... Rankin Petition [1] and Political Fingerprints On Rankin Case [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00279.htm


Panoramic Image: Winter Solstice Dawning In Wellington

- A panorama of winter solstice dawning over Wellington from the top of Johnston’s Hill. See... Scoop Images: Winter Solstice Dawns On Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00113.htm


CYF Shocked By Burned Baby

- Child, Youth and Family chief executive Jackie Brown says she’s shocked and saddened by an incident in Auckland in which a baby was burnt. See... CYF Comment On Baby Hurt In Auckland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00045.htm


Greens To Join No Motorway Protest

- Green Party Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley described today's news that Transit New Zealand has received design funding for Wellington's inner-city bypass as “a triumph of short-sightedness”. See... 'Bypass' decision puts Wellington's name at risk [1] and Green MPs To Protest Inner City 'Bypass' [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00302.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00319.htm


Sulphur Levels In NZ Diesel Way Off The Scale

- New Zealand diesel is filthy by international standards and the Government needs to take urgent action to clean it up, Green Party Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today. See... New Zealand's dirty diesel international disgrace [1] MORE: - ARC - ARC Supports Cleaner Diesel Nationwide [2] - BP - Mobil Stalling Over Low Sulphur Diesel, Says BP [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00301.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0106/S00035.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00179.htm


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