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Published: Tue 3 Oct 2000 04:18 PM
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Hunger Strikers Highlight Inconsistent Immigration Policy
Conservation Awareness Gets Funding Boost
Govt Will Be Hamstrung By Super Scheme, Says English
Lower Speed Limit Another Symptom Of Centralized Control
More Pingas In Our Pockets, Says Anderton
Longer Timor Deployment Gets Nats Support
Cruel Irony In Backchat Axing
Health Professionals Can Have their Say, Says King
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Hunger Strikers Highlight Inconsistent Immigration Policy
- The plight of hunger striking refugees in Auckland's Aotea Square highlights the present inconsistencies in immigration policy and the need for a more integrated and comprehensive population and immigration strategy, says United Leader Peter Dunne. See... Hunger Strike Highlights Need For Better Strategy [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00032.htm
Conservation Awareness Gets Funding Boost
- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee today announced that the Government would apply the $2.5m (GST inclusive) allocated in the Budget to promote greater conservation awareness through a raft of projects. See... Govt To Promote Greater Conservation Awareness [1] . See also Conservation Message Gets A Boost [2] from the Greens.
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00034.htm
Govt Will Be Hamstrung By Super Scheme, Says English
- If the Government adopts Michael Cullen's superannuation prefunding scheme, no government will be able to make significant changes to tax or spending levels for the next 30 years, National Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Super Fund Will Dictate Tax And Spending Decisions [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00024.htm
Lower Speed Limit Another Symptom Of Centralized Control
- A Proposal to cut open-road speed limits, flies in the face of overseas experience, ACT Transport Spokesman Penny Webster said today. See... NZ Speed Limit Already One Of Lowest [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00037.htm
More Pingas In Our Pockets, Says Anderton
- New Zealanders have more dollars in their pockets and those dollars are buying more, Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton told an Alliance Hutt South meeting tonight. See... NZers have more money in their pockets [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00031.htm
Longer Timor Deployment Gets Nats Support
- Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley fully supports the continued deployment of New Zealand troops in East Timor. See... Nats Support Longer Deployment In East Timor [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00029.htm
Cruel Irony In Backchat Axing
- 31 October 1999: Television has only one dedicated arts programme - the bold and independent Backchat. But in the last few days we hear that Backchat may be marginalised - that it may not fit the hip and groovy image the television managers appear to want. See... Cruel Irony In 'Backchat' Axeing [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00027.htm
Health Professionals Can Have their Say, Says King
- Health Minister Annette King says health professionals now have a very timely opportunity to influence ways of ensuring they and their colleagues continue to offer safe and high-quality health care. See... Health Professionals Can Have Say On Quality [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00025.htm
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Scoop Is In The House: Todays Questions & Answers
- Today's Questions concerned the subjects of: East Timor – Economic Growth Or Not – ERMA Maori Committee – Lower Dollar And Grocery Prices - Poverty – Samoan RNZAF Transport Incident - Superannuation – ERA Launch Party – Medical Professionals - ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 3 October [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00011.htm
Trevor Mallard Welcomes Home Our Olympians
- On behalf of the Government and the people of New Zealand, it is my pleasure to welcome you home. See... Welcome Home for the New Zealand Olympic Team [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00030.htm
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