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JUST POLITICS
MMP OK As It Is
Securities Legislation Tabled
Police Misconduct Warrants Inquiry – Nandor Tanczos
$40 Million Treaty Settlement With Wananga
Sudan In The Clear With UN And Goff
Eckoff ACTs Against Anti-GE Conspirators
KiwiBank Survey Grave News For Govt
CS First Boston Air NZ Report Bad News For Taxpayers

POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Japan Calls For NZ To Leave Whaling Commission
Scoop Images: Revolutionary Zeal

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JUST POLITICS

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MMP OK As It Is

- The Associate Minster of Justice, Margaret Wilson said that in the light of a lack of consensus on proposals for change, no changes to the MMP system would be initiated as a result of the review. See... Government response to MMP Review Committee report [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00105.htm


Securities Legislation Tabled

- The government has taken another step towards improving confidence in the New Zealand share market with the tabling for introduction of the Securities Markets and Institutions Bill. See... Securities Markets and Institutions Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00104.htm


Police Misconduct Warrants Inquiry – Nandor Tanczos

-Green MP Nandor Tanczos today said there was a clear need for an independent inquiry into a range of problems within the New Zealand police. See... Independent inquiry needed into police practices [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00106.htm


$40 Million Treaty Settlement With Wananga

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard and Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia today signed an agreement with Te Awamutu-based Te Whare Wananga o Aotearoa following a Waitangi Tribunal report on capital works funding for wananga. See... Signing of agreement with wananga [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00103.htm


Sudan In The Clear With UN And Goff

- New Zealand has followed the United Nations’ lifting of sanctions against Sudan, Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... New Zealand lifts sanctions on Sudan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00100.htm


Eckoff ACTs Against Anti-GE Conspirators

- ACT Environment Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff will tomorrow seek to lay a complaint against self-declared anti-GM protesters Logan Petley, Tremane Barr, Steve Abel and Kara Vandeleur. See... Eckhoff to Lay Complaint Against GM Protesters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00085.htm


KiwiBank Survey Grave News For Govt

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that the plummeting support for Jim Anderton's “Kiwibank” was devastating news for the government. See... Bank Survey Halves "Kiwibank's" Support [1] MORE: - National - Bank name launch big flop [2] - Govt - Anderton welcomes Kiwibank [3] - NZ Post - Name Of New Bank Announced [4] - NZ Post - NZ Post Appoints Board For Proposed New Bank [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00086.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00083.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00078.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00032.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00031.htm


CS First Boston Air NZ Report Bad News For Taxpayers

- CS First Boston's report on Air New Zealand is more bad news for taxpayers, ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said today. See... $885 million not enough CS First Boston [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00095.htm


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POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– Today's questions of the day concerned: Paid Parental Leave – Afghanistan Aid - Bathgate-gate – Recession Roading Plans – Breast Cancer Treatment – Health Information (IT) Management – Substandard Policing – Refugee Interviewing – Carol Moseley Braun’s Views On NZ Security - Public Service HR Capacity – Bathgate-gate – DPB Work Testing – Terrorism Bill Amendments. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 6 November [1] -To receive Questions of the Day (and answers) by email when they are posted on Scoop CLICK HERE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00041.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/newsagent/new_user.cgi?form=home

Japan Calls For NZ To Leave Whaling Commission

- New Zealand should leave the International Whaling Commission following public statements from its Commissioner, Jim McLay, that New Zealand is “adamantly opposed to commercial whaling, anywhere and at any time”. See... How Can NZ Be Opposed And Not Opposed? [1] . See also the New Zealand Conservation Minister’s release... Japanese Minke Whaling Fleet Condemned [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00036.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00096.htm

Scoop Images: Revolutionary Zeal

- The panoramic image below shows the final plenary session of the Convergence against Capitalism held last weekend at Zeal in Wellington. The picture shows Jane Kelsey addressing those remaining at the convergence on Sunday afternoon. See... Scoop Images: Converging Against Capital [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00038.htm


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