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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Military Coup: President Hands Bainimarama Powers Of Government
QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:
Immigration: Legislation Proposals Prepare For Check-In
Environment: GM Corn Amount May Be Double Initial Amount
Environment: Multi-Party Climate Changes Talks On The Table
MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES
POLITICAL COLUMNS


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Military Coup: President Hands Bainimarama Powers Of Government


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Laisenia Qarase.BREAKING NEWS - Fiji's President Ratu Josefa Iloilo has signed an order dissolving Parliament and has given the green light to Fiji's military head, Commodore Bainimarama, to take over the running of the country. FijiLive reports Iloilo gave the go-ahead in a meeting earlier this morning with Fiji's army commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama and his legal team. (Update: Reports that the President has stated he does not condone the actions of the military)See... Fiji: Military Slowly But Surely Strangles Govt [1]
ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Prime Minister condemns Fijian President's actions [2]
  • National - Fiji coup condemned [3]
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Fiji Travel Advisory - 5 December 2006 [4]
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: Helen Clark answers questions on looming Fijian Military Coup. [5]
  • Pacific Media Watch - Fiji Military Commander Says Guns Removed [6]
  • Pacific Media Watch - Daily Post Clears Office [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00060.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00060.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00074.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0612/S00059.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00061.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00093.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00092.htm


    QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

  • Questions For Oral Answer Tuesday, 5 December 2006 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00056.htm


    Immigration: Legislation Proposals Prepare For Check-In

    New immigration laws will make coming here easier for the migrants New Zealand wants and enhance border security against those we don't want, says Immigration Minister David Cunliffe. Mr Cunliffe has unveiled a package of proposals for a new Immigration Act following public submissions and consultation on the Immigration Act Review discussion document issued in April. See... Comprehensive immigration law one step closer [1]
    ALSO:

  • Scoop Report and Audio - Asylum Seekers May Get Seperate Detention Facility [2]
  • NZ Govt - Backgrounder To Immigration Act Bill [3]
  • NZ First - Immigration Review - A Step In The Right Direction [4]
  • Greens - Christmas comes early for immigration bureaucrats [5]
  • United Future - United Future: Immigration changes a mixed bag [6]
  • Scoop Background - FULL COVERAGE of the Yadegary Case and NZ Immigration [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00059.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00069.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00071.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00062.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00067.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00080.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/nauru.html


    Environment: GM Corn Amount May Be Double Initial Amount

    Under questioning by Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons, Biosecurity Minister Jim Anderton admitted that the amount of contaminated sweet corn allowed into New Zealand by MAF was more than double that originally thought. "It seems that further investigations have revealed that four consignments totalling 4.42 tonnes, not 1.8 tonnes, were okayed for import, despite having certification to show that it was contaminated with GE," Ms Fitzsimons says. See... Almost certain is not good enough on GE, Jim [1]
    ALSO:

  • Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry - Sweet corn investigation update 1 [2]
    Earlier:
  • MAF - MAF investigates GM sweet corn importation [3]
  • Greens - GE border breach unacceptable - Greens [4]
  • Greenpeace - All GE Corn Must be Destroyed [5]
  • GE Free NZ - GE-Contaminated Corn Puts NZ Reputation at Risk [6]
  • Soil and Health Assn - Clean Green NZ doesn't need dirty sweet corn. [7]
  • Life Sciences Network - A scientific approach is needed for GM corn [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00076.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0612/S00064.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0612/S00018.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00026.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0612/S00038.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0612/S00026.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0612/S00005.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0612/S00009.htm


    Environment: Multi-Party Climate Changes Talks On The Table

    United Future leader Peter Dunne is delighted the Prime Minister has picked up his recent suggestion of a multi-party Parliamentary conference on climate change. "Helen Clark told the House today that the idea was a good one and she looked forward to such a conference being held early next year," said Mr Dunne. See... UF welcomes PM's climate change commitment [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Labour puzzled by Nats' approach to climate change [2]
  • National - Carbon neutrality goal is all hot air [3]
  • Greens - Lots of MP chatter but no will to act on climate [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00064.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00082.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00077.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00081.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - NZ scores highly for ease of paying business taxes [1]
  • National - National whips confirmed [2]
  • National - Labour bureaucracy fails to halt power price hikes [3]
  • National - Justice bill doesn’t tackle causes of crime [4]
  • National - Paying for copy of school report outrageous [5]
  • United Future - Copeland backs calls for a currency union [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00048.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00057.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00046.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00079.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00072.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00050.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Matt Robson - Robson-On-Politics - December 5 2006 [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0612/S00054.htm


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