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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Auditor-General: Validation Bill Under Urgency Today - Nats To Oppose
QUESTIONS OF THE DAY
Foreign Affairs: Fiji Government Threatened By Military
Regulation: Daily Bread About To Be Baked By Govt Recipe
Defence News: Goff Outlines Defence Policy Priorities
PM's Presser: Plenty To Discuss At Upcoming PI Forum
Foreign Affairs: UN Moves Against North Korea With Sanctions List
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Auditor-General: Validation Bill Under Urgency Today - Nats To Oppose

Don
BrashNational Party Leader Don Brash says the National Party will oppose the bill being introduced to validate expenditure found by the Auditor-General to be unlawful. "This is nothing more than a cynical exercise in self interest. National will hold Labour and other parties to account as they seek to pass this bill under urgency. "It is very clear that at least some of the parties in Parliament have no intention of paying back what they owe and today those parties intend to change the law to remove their obligation to do so. See... Clark's clean slate bill 'cynical self interest' [1]
ALSO:

  • United Future - United Future will repay [2]
  • Scoop Full Coverage - AG Report & Reaction [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00307.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00305.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00181.htm


    QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

  • Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 17 October 2006 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00306.htm


    Foreign Affairs: Fiji Government Threatened By Military

    Foreign Minister Winston Peters today said he was disappointed by comments from Fiji's military commander, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, calling on the Fiji government to "resign or else." "New Zealand is very concerned about the Commander's threats that he will overthrow the legitimate government in Suva if it does not do what he says," Mr Peters said. See... Peters regrets Fiji military statements [1]
    ALSO:

  • Scoop Link - Resign or else - Fiji Times Online [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00318.htm
    [2] - http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=50017


    Regulation: Daily Bread About To Be Baked By Govt Recipe

    The Green Party is issuing a last minute appeal to the Minister of Food Safety Annette King, to allow organic breads to be exempt from mandatory folate fortification requirements, and thus protect consumer choice. A final decision on whether to require the mandatory fortification of all bread with folate will be made by the Ministerial Council of Food Standards Australia/New Zealand in about ten days time. See... Greens call for folate exemption for organic bread [1]
    EARLIER:

  • Bakers Assn - Folic Acid Proposal Fundamentally Flawed [2]
  • Soil and Health - Government call for Consumer Choice ignored by FSANZ [3]
  • Green Party - Folate decision fails consumers [4]
  • MOH's View Circa 2000 - Ministry Supports Voluntary Fortification [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00269.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0607/S00095.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0609/S00208.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00251.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0004/S00048.htm


    Defence News: Goff Outlines Defence Policy Priorities

    Seven new defence acquisitions projects were announced today by the Minister of Defence, Phil Goff. The projects are included in the more than $1billion worth of spending remaining in the Long Term Development Plan. See... New Defence Projects Detailed [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Goff: Defence Priorities 2007 [2]
  • NZ Govt - Vice Chief of Defence Force's appointment extended [3]
  • NZ Govt - Territorial Force to take on Peacekeeping [4]
  • NZ Govt - Afghanistan Service Recognised by United States [5]
  • NZ Govt - Goff: US Recognition of NZ Troops in Afghanistan [6]
  • National - Defence spend-up exercise in 'damage limitation' [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00301.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00302.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00300.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00315.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00285.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00286.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00316.htm


    PM's Presser: Plenty To Discuss At Upcoming PI Forum

    Monday afternoon the assembled media that gathers to interact with the Prime Minister was given a briefing on the upcoming Pacific Islands forum. On the agenda in Fiji this weekend is apparently plenty of Solomon Islands related issues such as the ongoing role of the Regional Assistance Mission (RAMSI), the expulsion of the Australian High Commissioner from Honiara and a recent inflammatory speech given by the Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. See... PM's Presser: PI Forum Plus Some Old Favourites [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - PM to attend Pacific Islands Forum next week [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00239.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00292.htm


    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


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - New Tokelau Administrator named [1]
  • NZ Govt - Future of fireworks up to the public [2]
  • NZ Govt - Liberalisation of tax - penalties proposed [3]
  • National - Goodhew: Elderly couples should not be split up [4]
  • Greens - Greens back call to repeal sedition laws [5]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00310.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00312.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00303.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00309.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00308.htm


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