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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Fiji Crisis: Military Makes Move - Takes Over Special Branch Police HQ
Health: More Money For Rural Midwives
Health: Fidel Inspired Behaviour Leads To Coleman's Smoking In The Gun
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Fiji Crisis: Military Makes Move - Takes Over Special Branch Police HQ

Scoop Link: Fiji Times has reported that Fijian Army soldiers in full combat gear have taken over the headquarters of the Fiji Police Tactical Response Division, removing guns and ammunition, and locking out members on duty. And FijiLive.com reports: several twin-cab vans carrying armed soldiers arrived at the premises after a briefing at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Nabua and the Force Training Group in Makoi. See... Suva - Fiji Soldiers Take Over SWAT Police HQ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00055.htm


Health: More Money For Rural Midwives

The Labour-led government will invest $2 million per year from 2007 to support the rural midwifery workforce, Associate Minister of Health Damien O'Connor announced today. The money will be allocated to rural midwives via the rural ranking scale – in much the same way as rural funding is allocated to rural GPs, Mr O'Connor said. See... Funding boost for rural midwives [1]
ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - More mobile screening for Kiwi women [2]
  • National - Midwives funding move a Band-Aid [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00034.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00037.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00041.htm


    Health: Fidel Inspired Behaviour Leads To Coleman's Smoking In The Gun

    Just one week into the job National leader John Key has made a significant misstep by confirming Jonathan Coleman as Associate Health Spokesman despite knowing about Coleman's behaviour during an incident with British American Tobacco, Health Minister Pete Hodgson said today. See... Key's failure of leadership on Coleman [1]
    ALSO:

  • National - John Key on corporate box incident [2]
  • National - Statement from Jonathan Coleman MP [3]
  • Smokefree Coalition - Health Spokesperson In BAT Box Ill Judged [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00032.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00029.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00028.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0612/S00013.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Weathertightness - Chief Adjudicator Appointed [1]
  • NZ Govt - International Day of Disabled Persons [2]
  • NZ Govt - Older driver test ends [3]
  • National - Giant telescope should be supported [4]
  • National - Assurances needed from Police Minister [5]
  • National - Priorities at Corrections questioned [6]
  • Greens - Flexi working hours key to family happiness [7]
  • Office of the Speaker - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00042.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00030.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00036.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00039.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00035.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00027.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00031.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00043.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Judith Collins - Collins Comments - 4 December 2006 [1]
  • The Letter Limited - The Letter – Monday, 4 December 2006 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0612/S00040.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00056.htm


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