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JUST POLITICS
New Tertiary Legislation Plans Announced
Waitangi Tribunal 25th Anniversary
PM double standards over pay rates
Job Ad Data Points To Economic Rebound
More Info Needed On Tranz Rail
Take The Tanczos Challenge: Show Him Where Prohibition Has Worked
Time To Implement Cyber Crime Protection
ACT Supports Corrections Policy Review
Psychobabble In Hotene Report

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
National Superannuation Fund Proposal Announced
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers
Hard Figures On Second Hand Smoke Dangers
PM’s Post Cabinet Presser: No Problem With Young People Heading Overseas
Counter-Campaign To Generation Lost Ad
Govt Under Fire For Excluding Critics From Business Conference
On The Right: PM Channels Crazy Dictators
Govt Says New Labour Laws Will Reduce Job Stress, On World Mental Health Day

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JUST POLITICS

New Tertiary Legislation Plans Announced

- The Government plans to introduce legislation this year clarifying the roles of tertiary councils and allowing for greater government involvement when insitutions are in difficulty, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey said today. See... Maharey signals reform of tertiary governance [1] and Dual Goals for Tertiary Education Policy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00193.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00192.htm


Waitangi Tribunal 25th Anniversary

- I want to first of all acknowledge all those who have been associated with the Tribunal who have passed on and also the ancestors whose relationships and actions, good and bad, led to us coming together in this meeting today. See... 25th Anniversary Of The Waitangi Tribunal - Wilson [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00191.htm


PM double standards over pay rates

- Helen Clark lashes out against top pay rates when it's politically convenient and hopes the public will ignore big pay deals of her own doing, National's Industrial Relations spokesperson Max Bradford said today. See... PM double standards over pay rates [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00190.htm


Job Ad Data Points To Economic Rebound

- “The increase in the ANZ job ads series over September indicates that the slough which afflicted the economy in the June quarter will be short-lived,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Job ads data suggest quick economic rebound [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00183.htm


More Info Needed On Tranz Rail

- “The government will need to work through Tranz Rail’s plans with Tranz Rail and with other players before it can respond.” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. He was commenting on Tranz Rail’s release of its new business plan. See... Govt seeks more info on Tranz Rail review [1] and Time To Really "Save Rail" - Greens [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00204.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00195.htm


Take The Tanczos Challenge: Show Him Where Prohibition Has Worked

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos today challenged those who support the ongoing criminal status of cannabis to point to a single area where prohibition has achieved its goals. See... Quarter Of A Century Of Failed Cannabis Policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00203.htm


Time To Implement Cyber Crime Protection

- National Justice spokesman Tony Ryall today called on the Government to get cracking and implement adequate protection against cyber-crime. See... Protect New Zealanders From Cyber-Crime [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00202.htm


ACT Supports Corrections Policy Review

- Corrections Minister, Matt Robson, signalled a major coalition policy reversal on Morning Report this morning, when he revealed that both he, and Justice Minister Phil Goff, favoured reform of a 1990 law that automatically cuts all prison sentences ... See... ACT Supports Major Corrections Policy Reversal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00196.htm


Psychobabble In Hotene Report

- The Ministry of Corrections report on Taffy Hotene is touchy-feely psychobabble, said ACT Justice spokesman, Stephen Franks. See... Franks - Hotene Report Touchy-Feely Psychobabble [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00181.htm

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

National Superannuation Fund Proposal Announced

- “The proposed New Zealand Superannuation Fund offers an important opportunity to introduce stability and security into retirement income” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... An Enduring Solution To Funding New Zealand Super' [1] MORE - Pre-Funding NZ Superannuation: Budget Implications [2] - Making A Commitment To Our Elders – Jim Anderton [3] - Offering New Zealanders Security In Retirement – Steve Maharey [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00199.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00197.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00198.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00200.htm


Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Questions & Answers

- Today's Questions concern: Jim Vs Jenny On The Kiwi Dollar - Auckland Cardiac Surgery (Where Is Ruth?) – Business Forum – Brain Drain – Cardiac Surgery – Stress At Work – TUF President’s Faith – TranzRail Network – Christopher Truscott – Buddle Finlay’s ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 10 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00052.htm


Hard Figures On Second Hand Smoke Dangers

- Health Minister Annette King says new research findings confirms the need for stronger measures to protect people from exposure to second-hand smoke. See... Dangers of second-smoke demonstrated [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00186.htm


PM’s Post Cabinet Presser: No Problem With Young People Heading Overseas

- “I will never discourage young people from looking for opportunities overseas, because I believe most will come back,” said Prime Minister Helen Clark, in response to scare-mongering over the brain drain during the past week. See... PM’s Presser: Clark Plays Down Brain Drain [1] . Also at yesterday’s press conference PM Says She Sees Irony In Brash's Pay Rise [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00049.htm


Counter-Campaign To Generation Lost Ad

- “A positive start” is how Jordan Carter is characterising the response to a counter-campaign to the “Young New Zealanders” who placed advertisements in last week’s daily newspapers. See... Real Young New Zealander campaign gathers pace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00040.htm


Govt Under Fire For Excluding Critics From Business Conference

- The Government's approach to the upcoming business summit is akin to a kamikaze approach, because of the bizarre selection rules for conference invitees precluding any business individual or organisation, who is critical of government policy from attending, says Hon Peter Dunne, leader United New Zealand. See... Govt. Takes "Kamikaze Approach" To Business Summit [1] EARLIER - NATS - Big Spend-Up On Million Dollar Legal Eagles [2] - ACT - "Guess Who's NOT Coming to Dinner" [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00187.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00159.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00155.htm


On The Right: PM Channels Crazy Dictators

- Isn’t it funny how at the same time Yugoslavia overthrows its crazy dictator, Helen Clark decides to become even more autocratic? Has the ghost of Milosevic entered Clark’s body? See... Mike Heine: Ghost Of Milosovic Enters PM's Body [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00043.htm


Govt Says New Labour Laws Will Reduce Job Stress, On World Mental Health Day

- Stress at work – a central theme of World Mental Health Day [10 October] –will be reduced through the effects of the Employment Relations Act, the review of the Health and Safety in Employment Act and the changes to ACC, says Acting Minister of Health Ruth Dyson. See... Government Policies Address Workplace Stress [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00185.htm


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