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Scoop Images: ACT's Welfare Symposium

A photo essay follows from the Welfare Symposium held by ACT Deputy Leader Muriel Newman in the Beehive Theatrette on Saturday. For further background concerning ACT and Tommy Thompson's views on welfare see… An Audience With ACT's Muriel Newman (Part 2), An Audience With ACT's Welfare Guru Muriel Newman (Part 1) and Muriel Newman's column... Wisconsin, Setting The Standard For Welfare Reform

Images by Kevin List

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Muriel Newman with a slide of Rt Hon. Frank Field, British Labour Party MP and former (fired) Welfare Minister from the 1st Blair Govt (Mr Field is accompanied by a TV character of unknown parentage).

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Muriel Newman recreates her interview (in the style of a "Polish two-way") with Tommy Thompson via US Embassy provided video link.

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ACT Leader Rodney Hide takes a picture of the "Polish two-way".

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ACT Founder Roger Douglas watches the "Polish two-way".

Symposium attendees in the Beehive Theatrette.

The conference suited these young men well.

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Former All Black Norm Hewitt talks as Mark Stevens and Sam Chapman look on.

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