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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE
Online Poll: Auckland Calls For Public Feedback On Preferred Stadium
Parliament: Scoop Referred To Alarmingly Powerful Privileges Committee
Politics News: Cabinet Knew Of Lake Alice Compo Withholding Plan
Crime News: PM Gets Cautious Praise From Sensible Sentencing Trust
Legislation: NZ Wine Regions Become Enforcable; 'Kiwi' Still Belongs To French In Europe
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SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

  • Questions For Oral Answer Wednesday 15 Nov 2006 [1]
  • Questions And Answers - 14 November 2006 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00270.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00261.htm


    Online Poll: Auckland Calls For Public Feedback On Preferred Stadium

    Online Poll Inside: The government has asked Auckland to decide whether it would prefer a new waterfront stadium or a redeveloped Eden Park stadium for the Rugby World Cup 2011. The Auckland City Council and the Auckland Regional Council have until 24 November to decide on their preference for one of the above options. “While this is the third biggest sporting event in the world, this is not just about a game of rugby..." says Mayor of Auckland city Dick Hubbard. See... Stadium decision time for Auckland City Council [1]
    ALSO:
    Video.ALSO Video: [2] Here is an animation video of the proposed stadium courtesy of Warren and Mahoney architects. See... Video: Animation Of Proposed Waterfront Stadium [3]

  • FULL COVERAGE - The Stadium Debate [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00167.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00227.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00227.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00206.htm


    Parliament: Scoop Referred To Alarmingly Powerful Privileges Committee

    Hon Peter Dunne has raised with me as a matter of privilege an e-mail newsletter “Robson-on-politics – e-news” published on the Scoop website of 1 November 2006. The newsletter discusses the role of the United Future Party as a support party for the Government. It examines the position of the party on various issues including alcohol and tobacco... the question of privilege stands referred to the Privileges Committee. See... Privilege - Robson-on-Politics/Hon Peter Dunne [1]
    ALSO:

  • Matt Robson - Robson-On-Politics - 1 November 2006 [2]
    [Scoop Editor's Note: The offending paragraph was removed from the item as soon as it was brought to our attention on the evening of 1 November. We unreservedly apologise to Mr Dunne for any offence caused by its relatively brief appearance on the Scoop website.]
  • Scoop Link - No Right Turn: An abuse of privilege [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00274.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00006.htm
    [3] - http://norightturn.blogspot.com/2006/11/abuse-of-privilege.html


    Politics News: Cabinet Knew Of Lake Alice Compo Withholding Plan

    National’s Associate Health spokesman (Mental Health), Dr Jonathan Coleman, says Michael Cullen has admitted that the decision to withhold some of the compensation awarded to claimants as a result of the inquiry into Lake Alice Hospital was made at the highest level – Cabinet. See... Lake Alice deal: Cabinet knew [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00259.htm


    Crime News: PM Gets Cautious Praise From Sensible Sentencing Trust

    The Prime Minister has stolen the war-cry of the get tough on crime Justice Watchdog, Sensible Sentencing Trust, and while the organization has congratulated her its spokesperson Garth McVicar says: “We are happy to give the P M some brownie-points at this stage. Has she come around to our way of thinking – has she changed camps? We will reserve our decision on that.” See... Prime Minister stole our war-cry says Watchdog [1]
    ALSO:

  • Sensible Sentencing Trust - Sensible Sentencing Trust Wins Service Award [2]
  • Sensible Sentencing Trust - Tourist Rapist Deserves Bullet Says Watchdog [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00207.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00211.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00179.htm


    Legislation: NZ Wine Regions Become Enforcable; 'Kiwi' Still Belongs To French In Europe

    Associate Commerce Minister Judith Tizard today announced a voluntary geographical indications registration system for New Zealand wines and spirits. The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration legislation passed by Parliament last night introduces geographical indications for wines and spirits and updates the 1994 Act. See... Geographical Indications for NZ wines and spirits [1]
    ALSO:

  • Maori Party - Flavell: Geographical Indications Bill [2]
    Other Legislation:
  • NZ Govt - Bill completes rewrite of income tax law [3]
  • National - Dalziel stretches truth on late changes to bill [4]
  • Maori Party - Turia: Human Tissue Bill [5]
  • Maori Party - Turia: Property Law Bill [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00278.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00262.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00275.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00260.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00264.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00263.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • National - Government dumbs down NCEA – again [1]
  • National - Minister disinterested in women’s prisons [2]
  • National - $13m in untendered contracts at Ministry of Health [3]
  • Greens - Medical lab workers strike about more than pay [4]
  • Greens - Govt puts trade deals ahead of climate change [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0611/S00060.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00276.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00273.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00281.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00277.htm


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