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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Foreign Affairs: UN Moves Against North Korea With Sanctions List
Medicines: No Change To Herceptin Funding
Defence News: USA Awards 17 NZ Defence Personnel With Medals
Auditor General's Report: Cullen Talks Retrospective Legislation On Agenda
Transport News: Stinky Old Motor-Bombs On The Way Out!
Politics And Sport: Parliamentarians Foot It Out With Media In Exercise-Off
Society: Govt Suggests Charity Should Begin Out Of Politics
MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES
TODAY'S POLITICAL COLUMNS


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Foreign Affairs: UN Moves Against North Korea With Sanctions List

The United Nations Security Council’s resolution on North Korea is a decisive response to Pyongyang’s claims of having conducted a nuclear test, says Foreign Minister Winston Peters. Resolution 1718 imposes a range of measures to curb the further development of North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme. It was adopted under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, which all member states, including New Zealand, are obliged to follow. See... Peters welcomes decisive Nth Korea UN resolution [1]
ALSO:

  • UN - Security Council imposes sanctions on DPR Korea [2]
  • UNICEF - Impact On Kids Of North Korean Sanctions [3]

  • BACKGROUND:
  • Paul Buchanan - Living Life in a Nuclear Armed Crowd [4]
  • Former President Jimmy Carter - Solving the Korean Stalemate [5]
  • Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [6] U.S. president, George W Bush has delivered a radio address on moves against North Korea.


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00259.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00336.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00330.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00163.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00172.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00350.htm


    Medicines: No Change To Herceptin Funding

    Today's announcement by Pharmac's clinical advisory committee not to fund Herceptin comes as no surprise, says National's Associate Health spokeswoman (Pharmacare), Dr Jackie Blue. "In response to a question in Parliament last week on whether Pharmac would be funding Herceptin, Mr Hodgson said 'we did not think that it was worth a $30 million per annum investment'." See... Hodson says cancer sufferers not worth it [1]
    ALSO:

  • PHARMAC - Herceptin status unchanged [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00288.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0610/S00055.htm


    Defence News: USA Awards 17 NZ Defence Personnel With Medals

    Defence Minister Phil Goff welcomed the awarding of medals today by the United States to 17 members of the New Zealand Defence Force. "Ten New Zealanders have been awarded the Bronze Star and seven have been awarded the United States Army Commendation Medal in recognition of exemplary service in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2005", said Mr Goff. See... Afghanistan Service Recognised by United States [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Goff: US Recognition of NZ Troops in Afghanistan [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00285.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00286.htm


    Auditor General's Report: Cullen Talks Retrospective Legislation On Agenda

    Finance Minister Michael Cullen says legislation to retrospectively validate election campaign spending found illegal by the auditor general will be a confidence measure. Speaking on TV One’s Agenda programme, Dr Cullen said he had a report from Treasury which said the Government had to pass validating legislation because Treasury's clear advice was that refunding the money by itself would have no impact on the original conclusion of unlawfulness by the Auditor General. See... Agenda Highlights: Michael Cullen & Rodney Hide [1]
    ALSO:

  • Agenda Transcript: Michael Cullen & Rodney Hide [2]
  • National - AG’s report throws doubt on fairness of election [3]
  • Labour - National’s covert politics [4]
  • ACT - Labour Supports Flat Tax [5]
  • Scoop Full Coverage - AG Report & Reaction [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00199.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00198.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00260.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00264.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00289.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00181.htm


    Transport News: Stinky Old Motor-Bombs On The Way Out!

    Associate Transport Minister Judith Tizard and Climate Change Minister David Parker today announced measures to improve the fuel economy of the country's vehicle fleet, in order to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change and pollution. See... Vehicle imports need to lift their game [1]
    ALSO:

  • Business Council for Sustainable Development - Investigations Need To Go Further [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00266.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00159.htm


    Politics And Sport: Parliamentarians Foot It Out With Media In Exercise-Off

    The Parliamentary Push Play challenge starts today, with MPs and press gallery journalists taking up the call to get on the move as part of Push Play Nation, Sport and Recreation Minister Trevor Mallard said today. "The aim of this year's Parliamentary Push Play Challenge is not about finding the fittest, the fastest, or the strongest – rather it's about encouraging all of us to lead healthy lifestyles by incorporating regular physical activity into our everyday lives." See... Parliament on the move in Push Play challenge [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - O'Connor: Smokefree symposium [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00277.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00291.htm


    Society: Govt Suggests Charity Should Begin Out Of Politics

    The Government should re-think the moves it has set in train to strip charities of their tax exempt status from February 2007 if they become too active in political advocacy, Green Party Social Development Spokesperson Sue Bradford says. "The Government is trying to force charities into a 19th century mould of voluntary work. Caring for the victims is essential work. See... Charities political role vital for democracy [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Charities Commission processes robust [2]
  • Republicans - Tax-free Charity Legislation [3]
  • National Council of Women - Commission Out of Step [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00287.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00290.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00164.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00169.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Bravery Awards [1]
  • NZ Govt - Rates rebates hits $26 million mark [2]
  • National - Corrections Dept out of Minister’s control [3]
  • Greens - Review fails to deliver on biodiversity [4]
  • Greens - Greens call for folate exemption for organic bread [5]
  • NZ First - Winston Peters NZ First Annual Convention 2006 [6]
  • Law Commission - Law Commission suggests harmonisation [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00255.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00267.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00261.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00256.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00269.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00258.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00165.htm


    TODAY'S POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Peter Dunne - Leader's Letter October 16 2006 [1]
  • Bill English - National Education, 16 October 2006 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00282.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00279.htm


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