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Phil Goff 12/9/11: Cup, Canterbury, Finance & Terrorism

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Labour Leader Phil Goff held his weekly press briefing on Monday afternoon.

Rugby World Cup:
• "I think the Welsh were cheated, but it was a very good match of Rugby."
• Transport failures in Auckland: "The buck's got to stop with the Government." Prime Minister needs to bring parties together and sort it out rather than dodging responsibility.

Christchurch:
• Mounting frustration over loss of equity, reinsure problem and land and construction costs.
• Discussion of need to make land available.

The EC's proposed financial transactions tax:
• "Let's have a look and see how they get along."
• Will not be part of Labour's election policy this time.

PM's confirmation New Zealander Mark Taylor is Al Quaeda suspect:
• "I usually don't talk about issues [the SIS] brief me on.
• "There will in due course be a time" to review Terrorism Suppression Act.
• On removal of Taylor's passport: people are innocent until proven guilty and Taylor has not been charged with any offence. Hasn't looked at the details of the case to see whether this is justified.

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