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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Environment News: Climate Change Policy Hot - Govt, Nats Release Plans
Politics News: Brash Attempts To Douse Tax-Cut Expectations
Politics News: Bolger Calls For Middle-East Action - Palestine Human Rights Group Claims
Weapons Conference: Protestors Stage Die-In At Te Papa
MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES
TODAY'S POLITICAL COLUMNS

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Hurricane Katrina Environment News: Climate Change Policy Hot - Govt, Nats Release Plans

Environment Minister David Parker has outlined a new plan to address climate change challenges: "Climate change is an issue which we cannot solve overnight, or with any one policy. It is an intergenerational issue which we need to address by ensuring that all policies which impact on how we live on this planet take climate change into account. So we have changed the way we address the problem. See... Parker: The way forward on climate change [1]
ALSO:

  • National - National puts emphasis on environment with paper [2]
  • National - Climate change announcements underwhelming [3]
  • Greens - Labour, National slow to confront climate change [4]
  • Local Government NZ - Focus on adaptation positive step [5]
  • Climate Science Coalition - Ministry in the gun again over warming [6]
  • Greenpeace NZ - Govt lacking urgency required for climate change [7]
  • Greenpeace NZ - National's environmental policy - hollow [8]
  • Forest And Bird - National’s Bluegreen Vision a step forward [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00078.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00091.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00079.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00090.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00058.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00051.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00057.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00060.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00059.htm


    Politics News: Brash Attempts To Douse Tax-Cut Expectations

    National leader Don Brash has issued a speech to ICANZ Tax Conference in Christchurch: "I’d like to talk about three areas of tax this morning - first about the recent Business Tax Review; then about the taxation of overseas share investments; and finally about National’s position on tax more generally." See... Brash: Opening of ICANZ Tax Conference [1]
    ALSO:

  • ACT - National and Labour = Tax Cuts But Not Yet [2]
  • NZ Govt - Brash slithers on tax [3]
  • National - Cullen attempts to mislead on tax - again [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00076.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00081.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00083.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00087.htm


    Politics News: Bolger Calls For Middle-East Action - Palestine Human Rights Group Claims

    The Palestine Human Rights Campaign (PHRC) of Auckland welcomes the call by a large number of global leaders’ Call for Action on Arab Israeli Issues of October 4. 135 respected global leaders, former presidents, prime ministers including our own Jim Bolger, and heads of international organisations,have joined in a call for urgent international action to comprehensively resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. See... Jim Bolger joins Call for Arab-Israeli Action [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00048.htm


    Weapons Conference: Protestors Stage Die-In At Te Papa

    15 people died outside Te Papa (Wellington) at lunchtime today to draw attention to the upcoming weapons conference. The New Zealand Defence Industry Association conference will take place at 'Our Place' on 17/18 October. Over the last four years, the Defence Industry Association has been hosting a conference at ‘Our Place’ Te Papa. See... Dead at Te Papa draws attention to Conference [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00058.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • National - Telecom Needs To Show Discretion, Says Roy [1]
  • Progressive Party - Opening the Mataura River Mataitai Reserve [2]
  • Maori Party - Turia: Collective Iwi Maori Social Services AGM [3]
  • Maori Party - Expedite resolution of psychiatric hospital claims [4]
  • United Future - Mandatory defensive driving classes needed [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00075.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00080.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00077.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00085.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00089.htm


    TODAY'S POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Wayne Mapp - The Mapp Report: High Crime Rates set off alarms [1]
  • Heather Roy's Diary [2]
  • Murray McCully - www.mccully.co.nz - 6 October 2006 [3]
  • Marc Alexander - Marc My Words: Indigestion biting hand that feeds [4]
  • Maxim Institute - Real issues - No 225 5 Oct 2006 [5]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00086.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00084.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00082.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00055.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00056.htm

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