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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Fiji: NZ To Host Talks Tomorrow
Politics News: John Key Meets The Nation
Unbundling: Select Committee Recommends Three-Way Separation
Health: Lab Worker Mediation Fails, Strikes Coming
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POLITICAL COLUMNS

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Fiji: NZ To Host Talks Tomorrow

Prime Minister Helen Clark and Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced today that Fijian Prime Minister Qarase and Military Commander Bainimarama will be holding talks in New Zealand tomorrow. “The Fijian Prime Minister Qarase and Military Commander Bainimarama have agreed to meet in New Zealand on Wednesday,” said Helen Clark and Winston Peters. See... NZ to host talks on Fijian situation [1]
Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio & Images: [2] Helen Clark and Winston Peters announce that NZ will be hosting a face to face meeting between Fijian Prime Minister Qarase and Military Commander Commodore Bainimarama.
BACKGROUND AUDIO:
Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio & Text Report: [3] Selwyn Manning on BBC Radio reports: How Fiji's military commander Commodore Frank Bainimarama has intensified threats to overthrow the Fijian government unless it meets his demands.
Scoop Audio.KiwiFM Audio: [4] Wammo talks to Scoop's Selwyn Manning about Pacific insecurity, what it was like reporting on the Tonga riots that destroyed Nuku'Alofa, and background to coup-threats in Fiji.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00546.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00469.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00426.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00453.htm


Politics News: John Key Meets The Nation

At a press conference introducing the new National Party Leader (John Key) and Deputy Leader (Bill English) Mr Key was asked about attacks on his wealth ($40 million +) by Labour's Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen. Mr Key's response was a speech imbued with Horatio Algeresque triumph over adversity. See... New National Leadership Brash And Confident [1]
ALSO:

  • John Key Speech - North Shore National Party luncheon [2]
  • NZ Govt - Key all style, no substance [3]
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [4] John Key faces the media after delivering his first speech as National leader. What exactly will National do with Maori electorates? And, is there really a role for ex-leader Don Brash in a new look centrist National Party?
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [5] New National Party leader, John Key, delivers his first speech answering calls from those who ask: "Who is John Key and what does he stand for?"
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [6] Old Nat leader, Don Brash, publicly hands the leadership reins over to John Key.
  • More Coverage - John Key Becomes National Leader [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00438.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00538.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00543.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00468.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00466.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00467.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/#keyeng


    Unbundling: Select Committee Recommends Three-Way Separation

    Not ideal, but we will do our best to work with it – that was Telecom’s reaction today to the Telecommunications Amendment Bill as reported back to Parliament. “We made it clear that we preferred a simpler form of operational separation which we believed was better suited to New Zealand,” Chairman Wayne Boyd said. “The Committee has gone for a more complex, three-way separation." See... Telecommunications Amendment Bill [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Select committee's broadband bill report welcomed [2]
  • ACT - ACT The Only Party To Support Property Rights [3]
  • InternetNZ - InternetNZ welcomes Select Committee's report [4]
  • NZ Govt - Broadband Challenge rolls out with Smartlinx3 [5]
  • Consumer's Institute - Xtra limits ‘unlimited internet usage’ plan [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00487.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00536.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00539.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0611/S00062.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00530.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0611/S00462.htm


    Health: Lab Worker Mediation Fails, Strikes Coming

    The hospital system is descending into utter chaos and Health Minister Pete Hodgson is doing nothing about it, says National's Health spokesman, Tony Ryall. Failed mediation has cleared the way for a laboratory workers' strike, due to begin tomorrow. "The industrial relations scene has become a nightmare, with staff no longer trusting the DHB negotiators. It's time the Health Minister called in a credible negotiator to sort this mess out." See... Hospital system descends into chaos [1]
    ALSO:

  • Bay Of Plenty DHB - BPDHB To Put Safety First [2]
  • NZ Blood Service - Industrial Action by MLWU [3]
  • NZ Nurses Organisation - Time for Canterbury DHB to Take Responsibility [4]
  • Assn of Salaried Medical Specialists - Unfair Allegations About Wanganui Hospital [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00533.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00113.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00114.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00112.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00115.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - More families working and earning [1]
  • NZ Govt - Workplace Health and Safety Strategy gains made [2]
  • NZ Govt - Latest suicide data – deaths down [3]
  • Greens - Tourism NZ forgets the environment [4]
  • Greens - Keith Locke : visit to Tonga [5]
  • United Future - Forest owners, hunters need to find common ground [6]
  • Maori Party - Prime Minister told ‘this is D Day’ [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00537.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00544.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00535.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00545.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00548.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00540.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00547.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Matt Robson - Robson On Politics: John Key's leadership [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00412.htm


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