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JUST POLITICS
Upton On The Olympics And The Chapple Analysis
Goff On Milosevic
News From The Committee Rooms
Speechifying…
Power Package Deliberations Released
Cullen On Drop In Telecom Share Price
Contact To The Rescue – Clayton Cosgrove
Learn And Share On The Web
Liz Gordon’s Madness Tour
Red Blood Seen Rising In ERA
Kiwis On The Move
Taxation Review
Pacific Health Funding
Quick Decisions Called For On Phones
Black Widow Warning
UN Volunteer Boss Visits
+ Catchup from yesterday...
Marine Reserves Act Review
Road Safety Campaign
ERA Appointments
Tough New Bail Laws
Opposition Use Of Employment Stats Misleading

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here: Stagflation, Brain Drain, THAT Ad ...
Howard’s End: Brain Drain Is Here, But How Do We Entice Them Home?
Jordan Carter: Don't Underestimate The Student Loan Factor
Half-wit Comment Brings Sacking Call
An Orchestrated Litany Of Whines – Hodgson
Shipley To The States - PM Accused Of Whining Too
Future Lefts: All Over The World

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JUST POLITICS

Upton On The Olympics And The Chapple Analysis

- When you know you’re totally out-classed, the only thing left to do is offer undiluted praise to the victors. This New Zealand has been doing with uncharacteristic fervour. Writes Upton Online. See... Upton-on-line: Olympic Kitsch and Closing The Gaps [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00150.htm


Goff On Milosevic

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff has welcomed the popular uprising by Serbian people against President Slobodan Milosevic See... Milosevic Must Go [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00148.htm

News From The Committee Rooms

- There were 19 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Weekly Select Committee News - 6 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00147.htm


Speechifying…

Laila Harre Addresses Nat. Council Of Women [1] - Hodgson Speaks To Forestry Conference [2] - Tariana Turia Speaks To Aus/NZ Psychiatrists [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00142.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00126.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00123.htm


Power Package Deliberations Released

- Minister of Energy Pete Hodgson today released the complete set of papers considered by Cabinet in reaching its decisions on the Power Package. See... Power Package Cabinet Papers Released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00138.htm


Cullen On Drop In Telecom Share Price

- As Telecom’s share price heads under $5.50 Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today that the sharemarket seemed to be over-reacting to possible regulatory changes in the telecommunications sector. See... Sharemarket Over-Reacting To Telecom Changes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00137.htm


Contact To The Rescue – Clayton Cosgrove

- Waimakariri Member of Parliament Clayton Cosgrove is delighted his meeting with Contact Energy has resulted in changes that will save further constituents having their power cut off with no warning. See... Contact Comes To The Party To The Delight Of MP [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00136.htm


Learn And Share On The Web

- New Zealand schools are being encouraged to share ideas that help at-risk students through the internet. See... Web Step Forward For School Support [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00132.htm


Liz Gordon’s Madness Tour

- Liz Gordon knocks down walls in Christchurch City and then goes further afield. See... Liz Gordon News Advisory - Monday Madness!! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00130.htm


Red Blood Seen Rising In ERA

- Business can have no confidence in the Government taking a balanced view on the Employment Relations Act, says Max Bradford. See... Unions dominate Employment Relations Authority [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00128.htm


Kiwis On The Move

- The first kiwi transfer into any of the five new kiwi sanctuaries is earmarked for Saturday morning. See... First kiwi transfer earmarked for Saturday morning [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00127.htm


Taxation Review

- “The quality of the Ministerial Review into the Tax System was always going to depend on the personnel and I am confident we have the right people for the job,”; says revenue Minister Michael Cullen. See... Tax Review Panel - The Right Team For The Job [1] What process will the Review follow? The Review will follow a “top to bottom”, two-stage process: See... Tax Review Presentation: Questions And Answers [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00121.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00122.htm


Pacific Health Funding

- Health Minister Annette King today announced the names of Pacific health providers who will receive funding from the $1.5 million she announced on June 7 when reinstating the Pacific Island Provider Development fund. See... Health Money Distributed To Pacific Providers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00141.htm


Quick Decisions Called For On Phones

- The Government should end the uncertainty and announce its ultimate decision on the telecommunications review immediately, National Communications spokesperson Lockwood Smith said today. See... Govt Must Make Up Its Mind On Telecommunications [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00145.htm


Black Widow Warning

- “The incursion of Black Widow spiders is the latest in a string of biosecurity breaches which the Government is continuing to ignore,” National Biosecurity spokesperson David Carter said today. See... Black Widows: Another Boo Boo [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00144.htm


UN Volunteer Boss Visits

- The Executive Coordinator of United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Sharon Capeling-Alakija is visiting New Zealand as part of a three country tour which includes Australia and East Timor, Internal Affairs Minister Mark Burton said today. See... Visit Of United Nations Volunteer Coordinator [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00143.htm

Marine Reserves Act Review

- The Minister of Conservation Hon Sandra Lee today released a discussion document ('green paper') reviewing the Marine Reserves Act 1971, to seek more effective ways of setting-up and managing marine reserves, and more involvement for local communities. See... Marine Reserves Act Review Discussion Document [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00106.htm


Road Safety Campaign

- Saving lives and making New Zealand roads safer is the main aim of the 2010 Road Safety Strategy launched by Transport Minister Mark Gosche today. See... Safer Roads – 2010 Road Safety Strategy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00105.htm


ERA Appointments

- The Minister of Labour, Margaret Wilson has announced the first appointments to the Employment Relations Authority. See... Employment Authority Appointments Made [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00102.htm

Tough New Bail Laws

- Justice Minister Phil Goff tonight welcomed the passing into law of a tough new bail regime. See... Bail bill passed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00097.htm


Opposition Use Of Employment Stats Misleading

- Misleading use of unemployment statistics by opposition MPs do them no credit, says Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Playing fast and loose with unemployment stats [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00095.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Hard News Is Here: Stagflation, Brain Drain, THAT Ad ...

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... a concerned young man gathers the country's best and brightest behind him and places a full-page newspaper ad begging the country's leaders to turn the economic ship around. It is a cry in the darkness. Actually, it's a Business ... See... HARD NEWS 10/6/00 - The Lost Boy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00027.htm


Howard’s End: Brain Drain Is Here, But How Do We Entice Them Home?

Here we go again! - rushing from one perceived disaster to another. The so-called brain drain is part of being a paid-up member of the global village and it's been around for more than 20 years - affecting all countries. John Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Bringing Kiwis Home [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00030.htm


Jordan Carter: Don't Underestimate The Student Loan Factor

- As one of the highly skilled elite who were lucky enough (care of a $35,000 student loan) to get an education under the National Government, going overseas to pay it off is a real possibility. What is a certainty is that I’ll be coming back. See... Telling The Truth About The Brain Drain [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00032.htm


Half-wit Comment Brings Sacking Call

- National's State Services Spokesperson Roger Sowry has called for Jim Anderton's Senior Advisor Tony Simpson to be sacked following the abusive email he sent to Richard Poole. See... Jim's Advisor Must Be Sacked [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00140.htm


An Orchestrated Litany Of Whines – Hodgson

- Cabinet Minister Pete Hodgson says the Business Roundtable and its political allies should stop depressing New Zealanders with their orchestrated whining about the country's future. See... An Orchestrated Litany Of Whines [1] MORE ON THE BRAIN DRAIN - BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE - Business To Government: Please Listen [2] - AUCKLAND REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Listen-Up! “NZ Is Going Forward.... Backwards!” [3] - ACT - Jim, It’s Life But Not As They Want It! [4] , and Immigration Review Must Promote Brain Gain [5] - NATS - Wake Up And Smell The Facts Jim [6] and Minister Panics Over Brain Drain [7] - UNITED - Dunne Applauds Minister's Immigration Proposals [8] - NZPI - Possible Changes To Immigration Levels Welcomed [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00146.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00051.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00048.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00110.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00044.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00100.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00053.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00052.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00012.htm


Shipley To The States - PM Accused Of Whining Too

- National MP Tony Ryall is also talking about whining and says Prime Minister Helen Clark's complaints about Mrs Shipley's visit to the United States are pitiful. See...Prime Minister's Whining Pitiful [1] and Opposition Leader Looking At Policies Overseas [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00139.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00134.htm


Future Lefts: All Over The World

- CONTENTS: Editorial: International solidarity CSM referendum at Auckland University Common currency? Or no common currency? Web Site Of The Week See... Future Lefts: All over the world. To change it. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00028.htm

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