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JUST POLITICS
Thai And Czech Discrimination Concerns
Police Frugality Message Simple Says Hawkins
In The Committee Rooms
Greenies Just Plain Stupid Say Libz
Winston’s Holy Guidance
Christian Heritage Cloudburst
Two Months Till Dope D-Day
Admirals Breakfast Speech – Michael Cullen
WINZ Call Centre Exploitation Allegations
Mallard Needs Some Filling In Says Smith
Gyrating On Glidetime

POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Upton On-line
Health Bill Finally Passed, To Reform Fatigue Warning
ACT Analyzes Apple Industry Mess
Defence Chief Comes Out Fighting On ‘Perk Trip’ Accusations

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JUST POLITICS


Thai And Czech Discrimination Concerns

- The decision to remove visa free entry status from Thai and Czech residents highlights again the ad hoc nature of New Zealand's immigration policy, says United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne. See... Immigration Policy Remains Ad Hoc [1] see also... Changes To Thai And Czech Visa Requirements [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00144.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00143.htm


Police Frugality Message Simple Says Hawkins

- Minister of Police Hon. George Hawkins said his message to the Police Commissioner has been simple, that the Government expects taxpayers money to be used wisely. See... Police Savings Message Is Simple [1] . National’s Brian Neeson thinks otherwise however, see... Hapless Hawkins Makes Crime Fighting Harder [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00142.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00140.htm


In The Committee Rooms

- From 1 December to 8 December 2000 Committee meetings There were 22 committee meetings, some of which were subcommittees. Two meetings were in Auckland. The remainder were in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business 1-8 Dec [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00141.htm


Greenies Just Plain Stupid Say Libz

“The Mandatory Labelling regime for genetically modified foods is just plain stupid,” says Libertarianz Environment Deregulation Spokesman, Peter Cresswell. See... Mandatory GE Labelling “Plain Stupid” [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00039.htm


Winston’s Holy Guidance

“The recent attack on the Government’s ‘closing the gaps’ policies by New Zealand First is shamefully opportunistic. See... Winston Practises Plagiarism! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00037.htm


Christian Heritage Cloudburst

Several recent releases have been archived on Scoop from the Christian Heritage Party. See... CHP Calls For Changes To Primary School Sex Ed [1] - Radio Z Hits The Nadir Of The Moral Alphabet [2] - National Party Leadership Morally Bankrupt [3] - Heading Towards A Policing Crisis [4] - Playstation II Is No Play [5] - Shortland Street Aggravates NZ's Teen Problems [6] and Compulsory Sex Education Is Doomed To Failure [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00036.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00034.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00029.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00028.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00027.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00026.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00033.htm


Two Months Till Dope D-Day

- Today, December the 7th 2000, leaves just two months to make your submissions (we prefer to call them “instructions”to the NZ Parliament's Health Select Committee's inquiry into cannabis. 2 Months Left To Make Cannabis Inquiry Submmission [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00032.htm


Admirals Breakfast Speech – Michael Cullen

- We are now 17 days to Christmas. We can get this season's asparagus, new potatoes and strawberries in the shops. The weather is still fitful but there is beginning to be some real heat in the sun. See... Michael Cullen to The Admirals' Breakfast Club [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00138.htm


WINZ Call Centre Exploitation Allegations

Contracts offered for staff at the Department of Work and Income's (DWI) new student services call centres are completely unacceptable and contravene the spirit of the Employment Relations Act, Green Party Employment Spokesperson Sue Bradford said today. See... DWI contravene ERA principles, damage unemployed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00135.htm


Mallard Needs Some Filling In Says Smith

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard's proposed changes for school reporting requirements are hollow words, National's Education spokesperson Nick Smith said today. See... Hollow words on reporting requirements [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00134.htm


Gyrating On Glidetime

- National’s latest counter spin on Closing the Gaps. See... Closing the Gaps leaves departments in a spin [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00133.htm


POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS

Upton On-line

- Today’s issue is devoted in its entirety to some ruminations upton-on-line offered to some Wellington-based upton-on-line readers at a function hosted by Wellington’s Mayor, Mark Blumsky and sponsored by Sue Wood & Associates. See... Upton-on-line December 8th [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00137.htm

Health Bill Finally Passed, To Reform Fatigue Warning

- Health Minister Annette King said today the passing of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Bill through its third reading in Parliament marked the return of a genuinely public health service in New Zealand. See... NZ Public Health and Disability Bill passed [1] . See also... Health law debacle sign of things to come [2] and Scoop Images: Annette King In The House [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00131.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00127.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00040.htm


ACT Analyzes Apple Industry Mess

- Three major events in the life of the apple industry occurred yesterday: See... Commentary on the Apple Industry Crisis [1] . See also... ENZA meeting with Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00132.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00126.htm


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