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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Crime: 5-0 Shake-down Taito's Parliamentary 'Gaff'
Employment: Unions Getting Bigger Faster
McCully: Well Known NZ Thespian Gets A Rucking From Nat Hard Man
Fisheries: Minister Urges Public Not To Lift Crays, Paua
Children: Commissioner Proposes Monitoring Of Every Child
State Secrets: Archives NZ Releases Report Into Not Releasing Classfied Documents
Welfare: Benefit Plans - WWMJSD?
MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES
POLITICAL COLUMNS
THE WEEK'S QUESTIONS OF THE DAY


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Crime: 5-0 Shake-down Taito's Parliamentary 'Gaff'

The police this morning executed a search warrant as part of its investigation into the activities of Mangere MP Taito Phillip Field. The search involved material held in both his parliamentary and electorate offices. The search was executed in accordance with the terms of a search warrant under a protocol between the Speaker and the Commissioner of Police. The Speaker, Hon Margaret Wilson, said this situation had not arisen before and the protocol with the Commissioner was an interim one. See... Police search offices of Taito Phillip Field MP [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00533.htm


Employment: Unions Getting Bigger Faster

A recent Victoria University survey has found that union membership in New Zealand in 2005 increased by 23,290 (6.6%) over the previous year. This is the biggest jump in membership in a single year, since reporting began in 1991. The survey of trade union membership by the Industrial Relations Centre at Victoria University found 377,348 union members at December 31, 2005. See... Record growth in union membership [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00314.htm


McCully: Well Known NZ Thespian Gets A Rucking From Nat Hard Man

The managers of the NZ Music Awards were no doubt still recovering from criticism of the 2005 event, where Labour Party sycophant Oliver Driver, the MC, went out of his way to sing the praises of H Clark, while making puerile comments about Dr Brash, who had done the industry the courtesy of attending. See... www.mccully.co.nz - 27 October 2006 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00523.htm


Fisheries: Minister Urges Public Not To Lift Crays, Paua

Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton has today launched 'Poaching is Theft', a joint initiative between the seafood industry, government and recreational fishers, which aims to raise public awareness about the impact of the theft poaching of paua and rock lobster (crayfish). "Everyone is entitled to their fair share of these resources and everyone can play their part to ensure the sustainability of New Zealand's valuable fisheries. See... Anderton launches Poaching is Theft campaign [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00518.htm


Children: Commissioner Proposes Monitoring Of Every Child

Speaking at Barnardos New Zealand’s Annual General Meeting today, Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, outlined her vision for New Zealand children and a proposal to archive this through the introduction of a systematic approach to monitoring child development and supporting families. “My vision is that every child in New Zealand is safe, nurtured, educated, healthy, and has hope for the future,” said Dr Kiro. See... Children’s Commissioner details future vision [1]
ALSO:

  • Barnardos - Barnardos celebrates a successful year [2]
  • Family First - Kiro’s proposal ignores parents [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00305.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00306.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00312.htm


    State Secrets: Archives NZ Releases Report Into Not Releasing Classfied Documents

    Archives New Zealand today released a review of its systems and processes for managing Ministers’ papers and security classified information. Archives New Zealand commissioned the report by former Ombudsmen Mel Smith, following the accidental release by Archives New Zealand earlier this year of some of the late David Lange’s Ministerial papers. See... Report into management of Ministers’ papers [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Archives report welcomed [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00236.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00525.htm


    Welfare: Benefit Plans - WWMJSD?

    National Party Welfare spokeswoman Judith Collins says David Benson-Pope has sent the clearest signal yet that the Government's pledge to deliver a universal benefit to welfare recipients has hit the rocks. "Labour's been prattling on about this mythical universal benefit since 1989. Nearly 20 years later, and following fresh promises in the last election campaign, Labour's now backtracking - again." See... Labour backtracks on universal benefit [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Urgent correction to work-testing claims [2]
  • NZ Govt - Intensive employment support extended to all [3]
  • Greens - Benefit announcements a mixed bag [4]
  • United Future - Turner: work support schemes should be mandatory [5]
  • Wildcat Anarchist Collective - Welfare Reform a Political Watershed [6]
  • Lindsay Mitchell - DPB Sleight-Of-Hand [7]
  • Child Poverty Action Group - Income support proposals fail [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00498.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00522.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00496.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00504.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00511.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00290.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00308.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00319.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Law provides new insolvency options for companies [1]
  • National - Make welfare report on Kahui household public [2]
  • National - Sickness and Invalids numbers reach record high [3]
  • NZ First - Vaccine Scaremongering Irresponsible [4]
  • Greens - Bromide fumigation in residential areas must stop [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00517.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00529.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00528.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00531.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00524.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Marc Alexander - Marc My Words… absurd thoughts of Chairman Trotter [1]
  • Wayne Mapp - Mapp Report - 27 October 2006 [2]
  • Heather Roy - Heather Roy's Diary - Crime statistics [3]
  • Murray McCully - www.mccully.co.nz - 27 October 2006 [4]
  • Richard Worth - Newsworthy 27 October 2006 [5]
  • Matt Robson - Robson-on-Politics 27 October 2006 [6]
  • Maxim Institute - Maxim: Real Issues - No 228 26 October 2006 [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00317.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00532.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00526.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00523.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00519.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00313.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00310.htm


    THE WEEK'S QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

  • Questions and Answers - Thursday, 26 October 2006 [1]
  • Questions And Answers - Wednesday, 25 October 2006 [2]
  • Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 24 October 2006 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00520.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00479.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00450.htm


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