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Audio & Images: PM Clark Govt. Formation Presser

Published: Mon 17 Oct 2005 07:27 PM
Scoop Audio & Images: PM Helen Clark Government Formation Press Conference - 17 October 2005
By the Scoop team


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Labour Leader and Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced the makeup of her third term Labour Progressive Government at a press conference in Parliament's Legislative Council Chamber.
Full audio from the press conference follows.
NOTE: Full Streaming Video Of The PM's Presser will be posted AT THIS LINK [ http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00212.htm ] as soon as it is encoded for broadcast and loaded into place.
LISTEN TO THE FULL PRESS CONFERENCE 32 Mins
STREAMING AUDIO:
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Clark answered questions about the formation of the Government in considerable detail dealing both with the negotiation process and the manner in which she expected the agreements - which she described as "enhanced confidence and supply agreements" – to work in practical terms. Links to full background information on the new government agreements follow:
LABOUR AND PARTNER PARTY AGREEMENTS:
Labour - Government Arrangements Announced Labour NZ First Agreement (pdf)Labour United Future Agreement (pdf)Labour Progressive Party coalition agreement (pdf)
Labour Greens coalition agreement (pdf)
See the Scoop Front Page for extensive coverage of reaction to the announcement.


The Prime Minister was a little late to the party
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However when she arrived she was extremely forthcoming in answering the media's questions.


Michael Cullen… still Minister of Finance… answered a few questions at the close of play.
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ENDS
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