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Transtasman Political Letter – 22 November Digest

Transtasman Political Letter – 22 November Digest

Transtasman is a subscriber newsletter published weekly and read widely in New Zealand and abroad. The following is a summary of this week's edition. To subscribe and read the full newsletter see..

22nd November 2007
Has the Govt got a tiger by the tail on its electoral finance Bill?...
Labour buoyed by poll, but maybe not for long...Winston scores a diplomatic coup...
Worry on US economy nosedive...NZ ups its anti-sub defence skills...
The CAA takes a long, hard look at the age of NZ’s aircraft fleet...
Govt re-discovers farming as NZ’s main economic driver...
And a new inquiry at the Environment Ministry.

Electoral Finance Bill - A Tiger By The Tail?

The Govt may have a tiger by the tail in its electoral finance legislation, which has increasingly been stigmatised as a device to enhance Labour’s election chances next year. More ...

Polls Buoy Labour, But There’s Still A Way To Go

The Labour Party was buoyed by the latest Fairfax Nielsen poll which showed the gap between it and the National Party shrinking from 14 points in the September sample to just 5 points. More ...

Govt Turns The Headlights On Farmers

The Labour-led Govt appears suddenly to have discovered farmers are at the cutting edge of its economic transformation programme. More ...

Washington Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Peters

It’s not often NZ’s foreign policy makes international headlines, but it scored a couple of times this week, first in its relations with the US, and then with China. More ...


National’s John Key was cooling off at Scott Base while National’s outrage at the reported back Electoral Finance Bill was running hot this week. Read on ..

Play Of The Week: What Is Common Sense?

“The law of common sense applies!” Justice Minister Annette King trumpeted at question time this week when quizzed about the intricacies of the Electoral Finance Bill. Read on .. | More free articles ..

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