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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Scoop Report: Amnesty U-Turns Over Yadegary States It Unsafe To Return Him To Iran
Climate Change: Carbon Issues Dominate PM's Presser
Legislation: Bill Banning Retail Fireworks Sales In The Ballot
Politics: Maori Party Holds AGM
Economy: Ministers Talk Transformation And Research
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Scoop Report: Amnesty U-Turns Over Yadegary States It Unsafe To Return Him To Iran
Graphic by Lyndon Hood

Scoop's Selwyn Manning writes that Amnesty International has conducted a U-Turn on the Thomas Yadegary asylum-seeker case after discovering new information suggesting that if New Zealand deports him it will be in breach of its international human rights obligations. Also, both the U.S. State Dept and the UN General assembly cite concerns about Iran. See... Scoop Report: Amnesty Does U-Turn On Yadegary Case [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00486.htm


Climate Change: Carbon Issues Dominate PM's Presser

This afternoon the Prime Minister sustained a barrage of questions on sustainability and other ecologically associated issues. The question and answer part of the post cabinet tete-a-tete between the PM and the media appeared to exist in an alternate universe – one where the words Taito Philip Field, Thai Tiler and 'Auditor-General's election spending report' did not exist. See...
Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: PM's Presser - Will Interest in Sustainability Be Sustainable? [1]
ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Climate change report a potent reminder [2]
  • NZ Govt - Brash still dithering on climate change [3]
  • National - Labour “utterly fails” on climate change policy [4]
  • Greens - Report leaves Labour/National no room to hide [5]
  • Greens - Great vision, Helen, but no sign of action [6]
  • Greenpeace NZ - PM wrong to listen to coal man on climate change [7]
  • Climate Science Coalition - Greens show ignorance of nuclear technology [8]
  • Meridian Energy - Meridian launches discussion doc on energy future [9]
  • Public Health Association - Climate Change Has Dire Health Implications [10]
  • Victoria University of Wellington - Wellington’s inaugural climate change festival [11]
  • Sua William Sio - Councillor Urges Go See – An Inconvenient Truth [12]
  • Save Happy Valley Coalition - Environmentalists slam government hypocrisy [13]
  • Jasmax - Jasmax’s Green Day Out addresses climate change [14]

  • Food Miles:
  • NZ Govt - Food Miles Claims Miss the Target [15]
  • NZ Govt - More misinformation in campaign against NZ food [16]
  • Greens - NZ Greens write to British Greens on food miles [17]
  • NZ Reaction and More Climate News [18]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00467.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00588.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00587.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00547.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00572.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00546.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00353.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00360.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00573.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0610/S00114.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00290.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0610/S00298.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00370.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00577.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00571.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00568.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00597.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/#stern


    Legislation: Bill Banning Retail Fireworks Sales In The Ballot

    - A bill seeking to ban the retail sale of fireworks to individuals has been placed in the ballot for Members’ Bills by Wellington Central MP Marian Hobbs. “Earlier this year, people from the electorate approached me with concerns about the illegal lighting of fireworks throughout summer. This illegal and irresponsible use of fireworks has been a nuisance and caused distress to many people.” Marian Hobbs said. See... Fireworks Safety Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00577.htm


    Politics: Maori Party Holds AGM

    I want to pay tribute to my colleagues in the house, it is a great team to work in. We have huge regard for each other. I want to also pay tribute to the amazing leadership of our President. When he comes to our caucus, he brings us back to the point – where does this fit with our kaupapa? We are governed and guided by the kaupapa. See... Tariana Turia: We Can Do it For Ourselves [1]
    ALSO:

  • Maori Party - Pita Sharples ADDRESS TO Maori Party AGM [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00575.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00574.htm


    Economy: Ministers Talk Transformation And Research

    You have invited me to talk about New Zealand’s strategy for climbing the O.E.C.D. economic ladder. Lifting New Zealand’s relative economic and social performance over time will succeed on the foundation of thousands of successful individual business strategies to grow their own trading profits and to raise their own investment levels in new technologies, skills and training, market development and research and development. See... Cullen: NZ's strategy for climbing the OECD ladder [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Cullen: Research and economic transformation [2]
  • NZ Govt - Maharey - Capitalising on Research [3]
  • Business NZ - R&D Survey Highlights Need for More Collaboration [4]
  • University Commercialisation Offices - NZ universities leaders in creating wealth [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00579.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00580.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00578.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00561.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0610/S00107.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Queen to attend unveiling of New Zealand Memorial [1]
  • NZ Govt - NZ To Participate in US Non-Proliferation Exercise [2]
  • NZ Govt - Dunne corrects statements on overseas investment [3]
  • National - Labour lets crims keep more illegal assets [4]
  • National - IRD to hire 300-400 staff to administer KiwiSaver [5]
  • United Future - Turner: Labour talk is cheap on foster care [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00591.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00573.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00590.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00593.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00582.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00595.htm


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