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Transtasman Political Letter – 21 September Digest

Transtasman Political Letter – 21 September Digest

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21st September 2006

Is it all over, bar some more shouting, for the Opposition Leader?
... No way, he says
… PM’s Blistering Attack on Brash
... Greens put heat on Labour on election over-spending
... Chris Carter says judge didn’t think he was biased, so will he now approve the controversial marina
... And Cullen admits we are not quite a King Kong economy as he floats a teaser on lower corporate tax and tax credits for exporters.

Is Doctor Brash’s Time Up……?

Is it all over, rover? That’s the question facing the Opposition Leader as the National Party pokes through the ashes of the nuclear strike which hit last week.

..….No Way Says Brash, I Am Not Quitting

Don Brash says he has been inundated with calls from people telling him “don’t quit, we need you to win the next election.”

Clark Puts The Boot In

Helen Clark is deploying her formidable political management skills, turning defence into attack, as her opponents struggle to shake off another leadership “blue.”

Greens Put Heat On Labour On Election Over-Spending

The Green Party has been successful in persuading the Auditor General to reduce the amount of $95,000 which earlier had been identified as being outside the rules spent from taxpayer funds on electioneering by $30,000.


ACT’s entire Caucus, Rodney Hide and Heather Roy, are heading for Europe in the recess on a fact-finding mission. They will visit Britain, Germany and Ireland to meet politicians from small parties.

Play Of The Week: For Your Homework…

We usually set a bit of homework during the recess. This time, it looks as if quite a bit of remedial work is needed.

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