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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Environment: Weekend Of Action On Climate Change
Justice: Asylum Seeker Thomas Yadegary Appears In Court, Again
Youth Crime: Government Considers Harsher Sentences
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Environment: Weekend Of Action On Climate Change

Green Party members are organising more than 30 different activities around the country to publicise International Day of Action on Climate Change, Saturday November 4th. The full list of activities is below. "It's time to translate talk into action", says Green Co-Leader Russel Norman. See... Greens across country push for action on climate [1]
ALSO:

  • Greens - Bills to act on climate change [2]
  • Climaction - Central Queen St Swimming Demonstration [3]
  • Save Happy Valley Coalition - Coal to send Christchurch under waves [4]
  • Auckland City Council - Climate change: mayor calls for action from cities [5]
  • Sustainability Council - Give Greenhouse Permits to Citizens, Not Emitters [6]
  • NZ Govt - Energy efficiency consultation opens [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00073.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00070.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00032.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00045.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00030.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00044.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00069.htm


    Justice: Asylum Seeker Thomas Yadegary Appears In Court, Again

    Will the government relent and release him from 2 years in jail without charge or trial? Thomas Yadegary appears in court today after two years (the second anniversary of his imprisonment was Wednesday this week) in jail without charge or trial. GPJA supports his release along with Amnesty International, the National Party, United Future, members of his Catholic community, friends and associates. See... Thomas Yadegary in court today [1]
    ALSO:

  • Scoop Report - Scoop Report: Amnesty Does U-Turn On Yadegary Case [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00036.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00486.htm


    Youth Crime: Government Considers Harsher Sentences

    News that the Government is considering doubling the length of some sentences for young criminals has been welcomed by New Zealand First Law and Order spokesperson Ron Mark. Mr Mark is a staunch advocate of tougher sentences for violent youth offenders and is the sponsor of a Members Bill... which seeks to reduce the age of criminal responsibility for youths who commit serious crimes. See... Mark Welcomes Re-Think On Youth Sentencing [1]
    ALSO:

  • National - Public need National for youth crime policy [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00075.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00072.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Negative didymo result good news, timely reminder [1]
  • National - Government slow to act on Zimbabwean HIV amnesty [2]
  • NZ First - Stun Gun Find Alarming - Mark [3]
  • NZ Govt - Not time to laze around on deckchairs [4]
  • ACT New Zealand - ACT supports call for Independent funding body [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00071.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00067.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00074.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00065.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00076.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Murray McCully - www.mccully.co.nz - 3 November 2006 [1]
  • Richard Worth - News Worthy - 3 November 2006 [2]
  • Pansy Wong - Pansy Speak: 18 going on 20 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00066.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00064.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00063.htm


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