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Published: Tue 15 May 2001 05:00 PM
JUST POLITICS
BUDGET 2001: There Will Be More Money For Health - Tariana Turia
NZ Lends Fiji Election Expertise
Construction Contracts Bill Introduced
GM Commission Report Delayed
Food Safety To Be Ensured With New Portfolio
Commit To Not Funding Air NZ Now, Says ACT
Law Society Disapproves Of Retrospective GST Legislation
Hobbs Disappointed With EMA
POLITICS FROM TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q
PM’s Presser: Nuclear Test Guinea Pigs Compensation Discussion Premature
Steven Wallace Police Shooting Inquest Delays Update
Otahuhu Power Station Makes Mockery Of Climate Change Rhetoric
Virgin Applies To Fly In Kiwi Skies
NIMBY: Transmitters, Sewerage Dumps & Landfills Where You Don’t Want Them
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JUST POLITICS
BUDGET 2001: There Will Be More Money For Health - Turia
- Acting Health Minister Tariana Turia said today health spending will increase in the 24 May Budget. See... Health spending will increase in the Budget [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00300.htm
NZ Lends Fiji Election Expertise
- New Zealand will provide assistance to Fiji to help ensure that its General Election in August takes place as scheduled in a free and fair manner, Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff said today. See... NZ To Provide Assistance For Fiji Elections [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00313.htm
Construction Contracts Bill Introduced
- Laila Harré says the Construction Contracts Bill will bring about the end of more than a decade of cashflow problems and insolvency within the construction industry, brought about by the repeal of the Wages Protection and Contractors Liens Act in 1987. See... Introduction Of Construction Contracts Bill [1] and Construction Contracts Bill Supported [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00309.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00303.htm
GM Commission Report Delayed
- The Royal Commission on Genetic Modification will now present its report on July 27, not June 1 as originally planned, the Minister for the Environment, Marian Hobbs, said today. See... GM Royal Commission Granted Time Extension [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00312.htm
Food Safety To Be Ensured With New Portfolio
- The Government will create a special Food Administration Authority to safeguard New Zealand's food safety standards and reputation as a safe food exporter, the Acting Minister of Agriculture, Michael Cullen, announced today. See... Govt to Create Special Food Admin Portfolio [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00311.htm
Commit To Not Funding Air NZ Now, Says ACT
- ACT Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks is urging the Government to make an unequivocal statement now that it will not pump any money into Air New Zealand. See... Government Should Not Pump Money Into Air NZ [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00302.htm
Law Society Disapproves Of Retrospective GST Legislation
- The New Zealand Law Society’s Taxation Committee strongly disapproves of the Government’s announcement to introduce retrospective GST legislation. See... Retrospective GST Legislation [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00074.htm
Hobbs Disappointed With EMA
- The Minister for the Environment, Marian Hobbs, is disappointed members of the Employers and Manufacturers Association are making a last minute attack on compliance costs of the new health and safety environment law due to operate from July 2. See... Minister Disappointed At EMA Stance [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00304.htm
POLITICS FROM TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q
- Today's questions of the day concerned: Otahuhu Power Station – PM’s Defamation Settlement – Fiji Elections – Fiscal Responsibility – Modern Apprenticeships – DHB Budgets – Nuclear Guinea Pigs – Parental Leave – Construction Contracts – Gaming Review – Airways – PM’s Defamation Settlement See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 15 May [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00088.htm
PM’s Presser: Nuclear Test Guinea Pigs Compensation Discussion Premature
- It’s too early to talk about compensating New Zealand servicemen used as guinea pigs by the British military in 1950s nuclear experiments, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Mark Burton said yesterday afternoon at the Post Cabinet Press conference. See... Too Early To Talk Compensation - Burton [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00082.htm
Steven Wallace Police Shooting Inquest Delays Update
…this is an update on what has happened since we sent out ‘Steven Wallace: one year on’ (PMA, 30 April 2001). As you may recall, Roger Mori (New Plymouth Coroner) announced in March that the Coroner’s Inquest would begin on 21 May….from Peace Movement Aotearoa... Update: Steven Wallace Inquest [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00084.htm
Otahuhu Power Station Makes Mockery Of Climate Change Rhetoric
- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says the Government has failed the first test of its climate policy in action. See... Government on Climate Policy: All Words, No Action [1] and Call-In Request for Power Stations Denied - EDS [2] . See also… Decision Against Calling In Resource Consents [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00308.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00076.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00301.htm
Virgin Applies To Fly In Kiwi Skies
- An application from Virgin Blue to operate on both the Trans-Tasman and domestic New Zealand routes has been received by the Minister of Transport Mark Gosche. See... Virgin Blue application received [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00298.htm
NIMBY: Transmitters, Sewerage Dumps & Landfills Where You Don’t Want Them
- Research under way in Canterbury is finding out what it is like for people to live next door to facilities that many see as upsetting their lifestyle – such as cell-phone transmitters, prisons, sewerage plants and landfills, or a solid waste transfer station. See... Nimby – From Hearsay To Hard Facts [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00046.htm
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