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Scoop Is In the House: Today’s Questions
Crown Won’t Seek Costs From Rankin
Committee Report Rejects Future MMP Referendum
Big News: Creating Inequities Through Legislation
State Broadcaster’s Staff Suspended
Sky City Picketed Over Miserly Pay Offer
Writings From The Right
TERTIARY FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FULL COVERAGE
Doco Exposes Fiji Tuna Canning Industry Realities
Research Cluster Created

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Scoop Is In the House: Today’s Questions

– Today's questions of the day concerned: Climate Change And Forestry – Health Racial Bias Allegations – People’s Bank And PM – Tertiary Education Strategy – Jim’s Securities Regs Breach – Numeracy Teaching - ANZFA Changes – DHB Deficit Forecasts – Immigration Changes – GE Cholera Vaccine – Disability Strategy – Steve Maharey And Christine Rankin Fallout. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 8 August [1] . To subscribe to be sent questions and answers as they are published by email CLICK HERE [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00045.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/newsagent/new_user.cgi?form=home


Crown Won’t Seek Costs From Rankin

- The Attorney General Margaret Wilson says the Crown will not be seeking costs in the case of Christine Rankin. See... No Further Crown Action In Rankin Case [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00161.htm


Committee Report Rejects Future MMP Referendum

- National strongly objects to the conclusions of a select committee on MMP which favour sticking to the status quo and exclude allowing the public to have a say on the future of MMP. See... National Objects To Anti-Democratic MMP Report [1] MORE: - NZ First - Complete Waste Of Time & Money [2] - ACT - Abolish Of Maori Seats [3] - United Future - Report Ducks Key Questions [4] - Greens - MMP, 120 Seats, No Referendum [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00165.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00164.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00157.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00163.htm


Big News: Creating Inequities Through Legislation

- The Prostitution Reform Bill and the bill on paid parental leave are two of the most discriminatory bills around. See... Big News: Two Inequitable Bills [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00044.htm


State Broadcaster’s Staff Suspended

- “RNZ has issued PSA members with notices of suspension following a failure to resolve Collective Agreement negotiations in mediation today”, said PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff. See... Radio NZ Suspends PSA Members [1] , and Radio New Zealand’s response... Radio New Zealand Industrial Action [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00057.htm


Sky City Picketed Over Miserly Pay Offer

- After highly successful protest action on Saturday night outside Sky City, with great support from punters and passers-by, Sky City workers have decided to picket their employer again today over what they say is a miserly pay offer. See... Sky City Workers Picket Again [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00069.htm


Writings From The Right

- State Owned Enterprises Minister Mark Burton is under fire for walking out on a select committee hearing, at which he was facing tough questions, to attend a reception for a General from the People's Liberation Army of China. See... The New Write 8 August 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00033.htm


Extra Tertiary Funding Allows Fee Freeze

- A new $35m fund is being established to assist public tertiary providers to adapt to the changing tertiary environment, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey announced today. See... New Fund Supports Tertiary Transformation [1] . See also… Tertiary Sector Efficiency Study Announced [2] and Key Tertiary Education Appointments Announced [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00129.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00130.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00131.htm


TERTIARY FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FULL COVERAGE

- NZ First - Govt Robbing One Tertiary Sector To Pay Another [1] - Nats - Govt Gives In Over Tertiary Row [2] - ACT - Malleable Maharey Resorts To Bribery [3] - VUWSA - Extra Money for Tertiary Education Welcomed [4] - Business NZ - Tertiary Education Appointments [5] - Massey - Universities welcome $35 million grant [6] - NZUSA - Extra Tertiary Funding - No Fee Rises [7] - PEP - Maharey’s Election Year Tertiary Education Bribe [8] - AUS - Too little, too late [9] - Cautious Welcome for new TEC Head [10] - Yet More Efficiencies? [11] - ATSA - Fee Freeze? Yes Please [12]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00160.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00138.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00149.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00029.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00028.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00027.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00026.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00025.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00024.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00023.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00033.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00022.htm


Doco Exposes Fiji Tuna Canning Industry Realities

- SUVA (FLP): A documentary produced by Labour Party senator 'Atu Bain in the deposed coalition government has been screened on the Australian television network SBS. See... TV Documentary Exposes Fiji Tuna Industry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00022.htm


Research Cluster Created

- Crown Research Institute Landcare Research will become the first new resident for Auckland's emerging technology and research hub, centred on The University of Auckland's Tamaki campus. See… Varsity & Landcare Put Knowledge Wave Into Effect [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0108/S00031.htm


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