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JUST POLITICS
Record Numbers Choose Maori Option
Lawyer Stephen Franks Lets Us In On The Joke
Take Wool Board To Task, Jennings Tells Sutton
GM Researcher Forced Offshore
Sentencing Bill Trade Off Won’t Satisfy Public
Greens Welcome DIY Conservation Guide
Bob Bays For Steve To Say Sorry

POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
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
Writings From The Right]
Extra Tertiary Funding Allows Fee Freeze
TERTIARY FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FULL COVERAGE

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Record Numbers Choose Maori Option

- The 4-month 2001 Ma¯ori Electoral Option closed on Wednesday 1 August 2001 with a significant increase in the total number of new Ma¯ori enrolments. 18,574 new Ma¯ori enrolments were received; 40.9% more than in the last Option in 1997. See... Record Enrolments In Ma¯Ori Electoral Option [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00036.htm


Lawyer Stephen Franks Lets Us In On The Joke

- Minister Burton's last minute so called legal opinions are laughable says ACT MP Stephen Franks, an experienced commercial lawyer. “He waved the first around Parliament last week to deny offences by the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Anderton.” See... Loopholes For Securities Law Evaders [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00166.htm


Take Wool Board To Task, Jennings Tells Sutton

- ACT MP Owen Jennings is challenging Minister of Agriculture Jim Sutton to take firm action over allegations of mismanagement of the wool industry's future by the Wool Board. See... Jennings Challenges Sutton Over Wool Board [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00158.htm


GM Researcher Forced Offshore

- “As predicted by ACT New Zealand, the Government's paralysis in lifting the moratorium on clinical and field trials for genetically modified organisms is driving research offshore and contributing to the brain drain,” says Ken Shirley, ACT's science and technology spokesperson. See... Govt Inaction On Moratorium Drives Out Research [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00156.htm


Sentencing Bill Trade Off Won’t Satisfy Public

- The Minister of Justice's new sentencing and parole laws will not satisfy the public as the provisions will only apply to our worst criminals and not to drug traffickers, career burglars and drivers who kill, National's Justice spokesperson Dr Wayne Mapp said. See... Toughening Up Comes With Serious Trade-Off [1] MORE: - ACT - Government 'Fights' Crime With Weasel Words [2] - Govt - Goff Introduces Sentencing & Parole Bill [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00139.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00150.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00124.htm


Greens Welcome DIY Conservation Guide

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today welcomed the launch of the practical guide that will help New Zealanders protect local patches of native plants and ecosystems. See... Greens welcome guide for individual conservation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00141.htm


Bob Bays For Steve To Say Sorry

- Social Services Minister, Steve Maharey, is playing foolish games over whether he used four-letter words in his dealings with Christine Rankin, National's Social Services spokesperson, Bob Simcock, said today. See... Maharey Ducks For Cover On Apology [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00140.htm


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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

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


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