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JUST POLITICS
Maharey Says His Fee Freeze Will Benefit Student Pockets
Public Service E-Purchasing
Mark Burton Mental Health Services Inquiry Call
Prostitution Age Limit Change Call Concerns
Suffer The Children – McClay Speech
Canterbury Hospital Strike
Truck Size A Key To Road Toll - Greens
Local Body Electoral Reform Giddy Up From Donald
FM Discussion Sought

POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Photo Report On Auckland GE Rally - GE Free Astronauts And Frogatoe Fears + FULL COVERAGE
Stateside: Oh, GE Free Island In The Sea
Alliance Goes GE Free
Howard’s End: Dealing With Bureaucratic Replicants
NZ First Annual Convention – Christ Trotter Speech
NZ First Annual Convention – Winston Peters Speech
NZ To The Rescue For Christmas Island Refugees
US To Lift Lamb Tariffs In November
Women Sovereign Over Their Own Bodies – Libz

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Maharey Says His Fee Freeze Will Benefit Student Pockets

- All Students will save $1000 on average next year now that fee stabilisation has been confirmed for the second year in a row. See... Fee freeze to save students $1000 next year [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00007.htm


Public Service E-Purchasing

- The Government is calling for proposals from information technology suppliers for the e-procurement project to shift Government agencies to buying consumables on-line. See... E-Procurement Project [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00015.htm


Mark Burton Mental Health Services Inquiry Call

- National is demanding the Health Minister initiate a full scale inquiry into the case of paranoid schizophrenic, Mark Burton. National calls for inquiry into Burton case [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00009.htm


Prostitution Age Limit Change Call Concerns

- The Society for Promotion of Community Standards Inc. is outraged that there has been a call from the NZ Aids Foundation for the lowering of the proposed legal age for prostitution, set at 18 under the proposed Prostitution Reform Bill, to 16. Outrage At Lowering Legal Prostitution Age [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00006.htm


Suffer The Children – McClay Speech

- “Children are so often the bearers of the brunt of violence in their Society,”Commissioner for Children, Roger McClay told the Family Violence Conference in Wairoa today. See... Lets Keep Our Promises [1] and A Knowledge Wave For Children [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00004.htm


Canterbury Hospital Strike

- The threat of industrial action closing down Princess Margaret Hospital in Christchurch must spur South Island MPs into action, National MP David Carter said today. See... South Island MPs Need To Confront Urgent Issues [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00018.htm


Truck Size A Key To Road Toll - Greens

Green Party Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said if the Government wanted to bring down the road toll it must turn down proposals to make trucks five metres longer and 20 tonnes heavier. See... Longer, Heavier Trucks Must Be Stopped [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00017.htm


Local Body Electoral Reform Giddy Up From Donald

- Green Party co-leader and electoral reform advocate Rod Donald is predicting that minority mayors could be elected to over 30 councils around New Zealand because of the first past the post electoral system. See... First past the post could cause mayoral shambles [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00005.htm


FM Discussion Sought

- Communications Minister Paul Swain and Broadcasting Minister Marian Hobbs have released a discussion document on the future of the FM radio broadcasting band. See... Release of Discussion Document on FM Band [1] and Future Of The FM Band - Questions And Answers [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00604.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00605.htm

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Photo Report On Auckland GE Rally - GE Free Astronauts And Frogatoe Fears + FULL COVERAGE

- "The GE-Free NZ protest in Queen Street went off. Around 10,000 people were there at the height of it in spite of continual rain." Indymedia Aotearoa reports. See... Scoop Images: GE Free NZ Rally Rocks Queen Street [1] REACTION TO RALLY: - Green Party - Unstoppable Momentum [2] - Auckland GE Free Coalition - Overwhelming Success [3] - Auckland Green Party - Gateway to a GE Free NZ [4] EARLIER: - Auckland GE Free Coalition - GE-Free Environment Rally [5] - Life Sciences Network - Beware Purveyors Of Ignorance [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00004.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00002.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0109/S00001.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00162.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00001.htm


Stateside: Oh, GE Free Island In The Sea

- Aotearoa (hell, if no-one knows where New Zealand is anyway, let's re-brand with something meaningful to our place on the planet) is an individual at a very basic level. Like Madagascar it separated from the large land masses it was once part of long enough ago for it to have unique flora and fauna. And it is far enough away from those large land masses to remain biologically insular if it chooses to do so. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Bubble Nation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00003.htm


Alliance Goes GE Free

- The Alliance wants a moratorium on the release of genetically modified organisms until the technology is proven to be safe, while it's supporting contained research on GM as well as research and development, and production of GM medicines. See... Alliance GE Free - Position Paper on GM [1] . See also Staunch Alliance - No GE For Us Thanks! [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00161.htm


Howard’s End: Dealing With Bureaucratic Replicants

- My recent Howard's End column "Organisational Psychopaths" drew a global response to my email from Scoop readers. The central thrust of the feedback was very positive and asked for my views of exactly where I consider things could be further improved in New Zealand. Well, here goes. See... Howard's End: Viral Bureaucracy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00004.htm


NZ First Annual Convention – Christ Trotter Speech

- To answer the question: ‘What tore NZ First apart?’ we must descend to the lower levels of New Zealand’s social architecture; to the place where all of the nation’s grubby little secrets are kept hidden away. It’s an answer that everybody knows, but nobody cares to discuss: NZ First was torn apart by racial hostility. See... New Zealanders First - Chris Trotter Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00013.htm


NZ First Annual Convention – Winston Peters Speech

- Chris Trotter is correct. We have been the victims of an awful snobbery of the pretentious elite that resides in parts of our country’s establishment, Wellington’s bureaucracy and the big city media. See... Winston Peters Speech To Annual Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00014.htm


NZ To The Rescue For Christmas Island Refugees

- Prime Minister Helen Clark confirmed today that New Zealand has offered to admit up to 150 asylum seekers from the Norwegian vessel the Tampa for processing and eventual resettlement as part of its annual refugee quota. See... NZ admits asylum seekers in refugee programme [1] and PM seeks action on Afghan refugee problem [2] EARLIER: - NZ First - Refugee Ship Master Should Sue Australian Govt [3] - NZ Govt - NZ should play compassionate, constructive role [4] - NZ Govt - NZ seeks international solution to Tampa crisis [5] - Greens - Greens Support NZ Taking Refugees From Tampa [6] - Nats - Nats Warn Govt Against Undermining Australia [7] - NZ Govt must send clear message [8] - Libz - Better Way for Boat-People [9] - Welfare State Leaves Boat-People to Die [10] - PMA - Australia: refugees [11] - Nelson: Friday – Boat People Protest [12] - NZ First - PM Issues Clear Invitation to Asylum Seekers [13] - Govt - PM responds to asylum seekers' plight [14]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00002.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00012.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00602.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00600.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00591.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00598.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00553.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00145.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00143.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00148.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00163.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00583.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00554.htm


US To Lift Lamb Tariffs In November

- Federated Farmers' Meat & Fibre Chairman Murray Taggart has welcomed the notification by the United States Government that it will remove its import tariffs on New Zealand and Australian lamb on 15 November 2001. See... FF Welcomes Resolution Of 201 Lamb Tariff Case [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0109/S00006.htm

Women Sovereign Over Their Own Bodies – Libz

- Libertarianz health deregulation spokesman Dr Richard McGrath today explained his party's stance on the soon-to-be-available 'abortion pill'. "My party supports abortion on demand," he said. "While realising that most women do not choose this course of action, it is better that the procedure be available legally, rather than driven underground." See... Libz Unequivocal On New Abortion Pill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0109/S00009.htm

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