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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Politics: Will Prebble's 'Don's Gone' Call Leave Him With An Eggy Face?
Politics: Conference Remembered For Debt And A Symbolic Whip Around
Housing: Is KiwiSaver Mortgage Diversion Workable?
Corrections: Prisoners Have New Reinegration Unit, Also Playstations
Politics News: Police Raid Field's Parliament and Electorate Offices
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POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS & COLUMNS


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Politics: Will Prebble's 'Don's Gone' Call Leave Him With An Eggy Face?

According to the former leader of the ACT party, Richard Prebble, National Leader Dr Don Brash's problems are even greater than the media have been reporting. Writing in his latest political newsletter Prebble explains that before the Independent story appeared Dr Brash had told senior MPs that he wished to resign for personal reasons. He had told his family of his decision, hence the need to return home to explain he had been pursuaded to stay on. See... The Letter – Monday, 30 October 2006 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00464.htm


Politics: Conference Remembered For Debt And A Symbolic Whip Around

The Labour Party has concluded its annual party conference tabling on the last day details of massive debt and the need for the party-loyal to dig deep into their pockets. Labour needs $600,000 to balance its books. Add to this the $800,000. campaign spending bill, courtesy of the AG, and Labour needs to overcome a massive $1.4 million hurdle. It would be fare to say, a snap election is not on the horizon! See... PM's Address to NZ Labour Party Annual Conference [1]
ALSO:

  • Michael Cullen - Closing speech to the NZ Labour Party Conference [2]
  • Scoop Report - On 6 July 2006 Labour Boss Spoke To Scoop About Debt, Factions and 90ths [3]
  • National - Labour “utterly fails” on climate change policy [4]
  • Greens - Great vision, Helen, but no sign of action [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00542.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00544.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00065.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00547.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00546.htm


    Housing: Is KiwiSaver Mortgage Diversion Workable?

    Officials repeatedly told the Labour Government not to introduce mortgage diversion into KiwiSaver and, after initially agreeing, Cabinet did a U-turn, says National Party Associate Finance spokesman Craig Foss. He has obtained papers under the Official Information Act which show that in February, Cabinet agreed with officials' advice that mortgage diversion was unworkable and too complex. See... Govt ignored officials' advice on KiwiSaver [1]
    ALSO:

  • United Future - Copeland: Mortgage diversions popular [2]
  • NZ Govt - Public to have say on Home Equity Conversion [3]
  • NZ Govt - Carter: Stimulating affordable housing [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00553.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00556.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00559.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00554.htm


    Corrections: Prisoners Have New Reinegration Unit, Also Playstations

    A new specialist reintegration unit opened today at Rimutaka Prison will help prisoners re-adjust to life in the community, Corrections Minister Damien O’Connor said. Mr O’Connor said the 60-bed unit, the first of its kind in New Zealand, will provide specialist reintegrative support to prisoners nearing the end of their sentence. See... First prison re-integration unit crucial step [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - O’Connor: Opening of reintegration unit, Rimutaka [2]
  • National - Prisons buy Playstations, Xboxes for inmates [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00561.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00562.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00543.htm


    Politics News: Police Raid Field's Parliament and Electorate Offices

    The police executed a search warrant on Friday as part of its investigation into the activities of Mangere MP Taito Phillip Field. The search involved material held in both his parliamentary and electorate offices. The search was executed in accordance with the terms of a search warrant under a protocol between the Speaker and the Commissioner of Police. The Speaker, Hon Margaret Wilson, said this situation had not arisen before and the protocol with the Commissioner was an interim one. See... Police search offices of Taito Phillip Field MP [1]
    ALSO:

  • 2004 Priviliges Report on Policing Within Parliament [2]
  • Agenda - Field Needs To Consider Future - PM on Agenda [3]
  • Agenda - AGENDA - Full Transcript [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00533.htm
    [2] - http://www.parliament.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/9F5A3F90-F6EA-4883-AB5E-36F0C23D9C7F/14308/DBSCH_SCR_2709_2284.pdf

    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00428.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00427.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - More jobs, higher wages for Maori [1]
  • NZ Govt - Human rights, democracy, and prosperity - Peters [2]
  • Progressive Party - Signs indicate that ‘P’ use is levelling off [3]
  • National - Brash: Time to Stop Failing our Boys [4]
  • National - Mapp seeks to amend 90-day bill [5]
  • United Future - Turner: international students need special care [6]
  • Greens - The smell of uranium on the Government’s breath [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00551.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00540.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00552.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00545.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00538.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00555.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00557.htm


    POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS & COLUMNS:

  • Molesworth & Featherston - Weekend Digest - Oct. 29 2006 [1]
  • Judith Collins - Collins' Comments: 30 October 2006 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00463.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00563.htm


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