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JUST POLITICS
Taxing Russians
Concern Over Treatment Of Aung San Suu Kyi
Winston Asks - Why Has Tariana Been Let Off?
GE Threat Seen For Organic Boom
Jim Sutton Off To SEA
Former Feds President To Fight On For Free Trade
Students Want Pot Reform
Cowboy Immigration Consultant Cleanup Wanted
Employers Federation Political Update

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
PM’s Privacy Invaded In Sunday Paper Story
$570,000 Compensation For Unjust Jailing
Anti Gay Film Cleared For Screening
Scoop Opinion: Reflecting On Rogernomics
Scoop Opinion: Prebble’s Latest Missive

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JUST POLITICS

Taxing Russians

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Russian First Deputy Minister of Finance, Dr Sergei Shatalov, will sign a Double Tax Agreement between New Zealand and Russia tomorrow. See... Goff To Sign Double Tax Agreement With Russia [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00029.htm


Concern Over Treatment Of Aung San Suu Kyi

- Green MP Keith Locke wants the Government to speak out against the latest crackdown on pro-democracy opposition in Burma. See... Govt: Must Speak Out Over Burma Crackdown [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00028.htm


Winston Asks - Why Has Tariana Been Let Off?

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, has questioned why Turiana Turia has kept her job and is still involved implementing the Government’s “Closing the Gaps” policy. See... Turia's Psychobabble Undermines Closing The Gaps [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00026.htm


GE Threat Seen For Organic Boom

- Genetic engineering is a serious threat to New Zealand's booming organics industry, Green Party Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street said today. See... GE Threat To Booming Organics Industry [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00020.htm


Jim Sutton Off To SEA

- Minister for Trade Negotiations Jim Sutton leaves New Zealand to visit three South East Asian countries today. See... Sutton To Visit Indonesia, Malaysia, And Singapore [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00019.htm


Former Feds President To Fight On For Free Trade

- Federated Farmers President Alistair Polson today congratulated the Government on its decision to retain the position of Special Agriculture Trade Envoy, and the subsequent re-appointment of Malcolm Bailey for a further year. See... Bailey Re-Appointment Shows Free Trade Committment [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00012.htm


Students Want Pot Reform

- The Coalition for Cannabis Law Reform (CCLR) is proud to announce that the New Zealand University Students Association have formally endorsed the coalition, and its cannabis law reform and education accord. See... Students Vote To Support Cannabis Law Reform [1] . For an alternative view see… Govt. Should Listen To Youth [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00008.htm


Cowboy Immigration Consultant Cleanup Wanted

- The New Zealand Association of Citizen's Advice Bureaux (NZACAB) today called for the regulation of immigration consultants to stamp out corrupt and exploitative practices. See... CAB Slams Cowboy Immigration Consultants [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00007.htm


Employers Federation Political Update

- For a roundup of political happenings from the Employers Federation see... POLITICAL UPDATE Friday 1 Sept 2000 (No. 33/00) [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00006.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

PM’s Privacy Invaded In Sunday Paper Story

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the Sunday Star Times article on a proposed commercial boarding house in her electorate seriously distorted the facts about the planning application and her submission on it. See … Helen Clark deplores Sunday Star Times attack [1] . National Housing Spokesman Tony Ryall said Miss Clark’s submission revealed a streak of snobbery in the Prime Minister. See … PM Caught Out On Snobbery, Hypocrisy [2] . New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters sided with the Prime Minister, leaping on the opportunity for another attack on the media. See…Prime Minister Entitled To Private Life [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00025.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00024.htm


$570,000 Compensation For Unjust Jailing

- Justice Minister Phil Goff announced today that Cabinet has decided to pay $570,696.93 by way of compensation to an Auckland man who was wrongly convicted and imprisoned on sexual charges. See... Compensation For A Wrongly Convicted Individual [1] and New guidelines for compensation payments adopted [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00022.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00021.htm


Anti Gay Film Cleared For Screening

- An overhaul of the Human Rights Commission is clearly urgent, following the anti-gay video case, according to ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks MP. See... Human Rights Commission review urgent - Franks [1] and the Commission’s response Human Rights Commission Rejects Criticism [2] . See also an Editorial in the May issue of Faith in Focus, magazine of the Reformed Churches of New Zealand. See... Law Morality and the Chief Film Censor [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00017.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00011.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00013.htm

Scoop Opinion: Reflecting On Rogernomics

- Rogernomics, or the reform of social, political and economic institutions according to free-market principles was a product of the First Past the Post system. Writes Aaron Bhatnagar. See... Rogernomics In The Era Of MMP [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00010.htm


Scoop Opinion: Prebble’s Latest Missive

The coalition’s first round of spending proposals has produced bids for hundreds of millions of dollars. Ministers have responded to the Finance Minister’s call for corre-sponding cuts by offering just four! Write ACT leader Richard Prebble in his Letter From Wellington [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00027.htm


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