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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Parliament: MPs Vote Today On Whether To Raise Drinking Age
Fireworks: Peter Dunne Explains That Prohibition Does Not Work
US Elections




  • Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 8 Nov. 2006 [1]
  • Questions & Answers Tuesday, 7 November 2006 [2]

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    Parliament: MPs Vote Today On Whether To Raise Drinking Age

    The Keep-it-18 campaign has pointed to figures from the Alcohol Liquor Advisory Council (ALAC) to show that the claims by promoters of raising the drinking age back to 20 that youth drinking is "out of control" are misleading and don’t focus on the real issues behind New Zealand's drinking problems. See... Alarmist Statements on Youth Drinking Misleading [1]

  • Alcohol Healthwatch - Keep it 18 campaigners have missed point of debate [2]
  • United Future - Copeland's amendment to drinking age bill [3]
  • Green Party - Cross-party youth action on drinking age [4]
  • Keep It 18 Campaign - Party Youth Wings get together to 'Keep It 18' [5]
  • ACT On Campus - ACT On Campus Applauds The Keep it 18 Campaign [6]
  • Focus on Family - Time To Quit Costly Social Experiment on Children [7]

  • Review Announced:
  • NZ Govt - Govt to review supply, sale of liquor to under 18s [8]
  • NZ Drug Foundation - Review of underage alcohol supply limited [9]
  • Keep It 18 Campaign - Campaign Applauds Review of Minors Alcohol Supply [10]
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    Fireworks: Peter Dunne Explains That Prohibition Does Not Work

    United Future leader Peter Dunne says a total ban on fireworks sales to the public would be a step too far... "Only the naïve, or the killjoys in our community could seriously imagine that such a ban would work... Where will it end? Fireworks police doing snap raids on people's homes to check they are not illicitly holding fireworks?" See... Dunne: firework ban a step too far [1]

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  • NZ Govt - Business Tax Review – issues papers released [1]
  • NZ Govt - Report on healthy homes welcomed [2]
  • NZ Govt - Buy Kiwi Made regional fund announced [3]
  • National - Collins: RSA National Council [4]
  • National - Staffing crisis at North Shore Hospital [5]
  • Maori Party - Flavell: Crimes of Torture Amendment Bill [6]

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  • Hone Harawira - Ae Marika!!! [1]
  • Matt Robson - Robson-On-Politics - Wednesday 8 November 2006 [2]

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    US Elections:

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    NEWSFLASH: Exit Polls - Narrowly Democrat Senate [2]

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