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FULL COVERAGE: Labour Forms 3rd Term Govt.

Published: Thu 20 Oct 2005 10:53 AM
FULL COVERAGE: Labour Forms 3rd Term Govt.
New Minister Clayton Cosgrove & PM Helen Clark at last night's swearing in ceremony at Government House
Video: Helen Clark Announces Labour-Led Govt
AUDIO: Clark, Peters & Dunne Winners In Labour-Led Govt Deal

Scoop Audio & Images: Prime Minister Helen Clark has announced that New Zealand First leader Winston Peters and United Future leader Peter Dunne have been allocated ministerial positions in a Labour-led Government. Labour has successfully negotiated a Centre-Right deal that offers immediate assurance that it can govern with New Zealand First and the United Party having signed confidence and supply agreements. The Progressive Party will be inside a coalition with Labour, and the Green Party has committed to support the government during confidence and supply votes but misses out on having a role inside the executive. See... Audio & Images: PM Clark Govt. Formation Presser
Scoop News - Audio & Images: Winston Peters Press Conference
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 agreement (pdf)
POLITICAL REACTION: NZ First - NZ First To Provide Supply And Confidence Progressive Party - Support for Labour-Prog Govt WelcomedGreens - Greens achieve significant policy gains Maori Party - Maori Party Makes Stand for IndependenceACT - Peters and Dunne Betray Voters ACT - Peters "An Insult" For Foreign Affairs Nats - National will hold new government to account
BUSINESS REACTION:Federated Farmers - Access News A Highlight EMA - Shape of new Government makes sense Newmarket Business Association - Winston gives business a workable result Business New Zealand - Government spending key issue


AUDIO: Rod Donald On The Shafting Of The Greens
- Today, the afternoon after what was clearly not a high point in the political history of the Green Party, 95Bfm News Director Noelle McCarthy interviewed Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald about the election 2005 coalition negotiations, their outcomes and the elevation of Winston Peters to Foreign Minister. See... BFm Audio: Noelle McCarthy IV With Rod Donald
3rd Term Labour Progressive Govt. Cabinet Lineup Announced

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced a major reallocation of ministerial portfolio responsibilities. Helen Clark said that the government was renewing and refreshing itself for the third term in government. "Experienced ministers need new challenges and we have a significant number of new ministers to fill the slots of those retiring," said Helen Clark. See... Ministerial portfolios allocated & Audio & Images: Clark Cabinet Press Conference. Earlier: Cabinet elected
POLITICAL REACTION: NZ Govt. - Maharey welcomes education role NZ Govt. - King enthusiastic about new roles National - Minister's integrity in tatters from the start ACT - Can Hodgson Cure Health? Progressives - Adding value in primary industry ACT - Defence Minister Faces Battle - Roy ACT - Helen Clark in Total Control National - Labour’s lack of new talent laid bare in reshuffle Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party - Helen lucky prostitution is legal
MORE REACTION: Police Assoc. Police Assoc. Encouraged by High-Ranking Minister Federated Farmers - Farmers Will Work With Anderton TIA - Tourism industry welcomes new minister SEAFIC - Seafood Industry Welcomes New Fisheries Minister Student Job Search - SJS welcomes Benson-Pope PPTA - PPTA welcomes new education minister NZUSA - Students expect immediate action from new Minister Nurses - NZNO Looks Forward To Working For Fair Pay Medical Assoc. - NZMA Welcomes Announcement of New Health Minister ASMS - Senior Doctors Thank Outgoing Health Minister ASMS - Senior Doctors Welcome New Health MinisterCTU - CTU Welcomes New Cabinet NZEI - NZEI Acknowledges Minister’s Contribution InternetNZ - Welcomes Cunliffe reappointment keepleft.org - Declares Victory, Heads for Bar
COMMENTARY:


Marc Alexander Casts A Former MPs Eye Over Coalition Formation
- Nothing in politics is so simple that it can't be misunderstood. The closed-door coalition shuffle is mercifully at an end. And did it take its time! We had an election over a month ago and we got what we least expected: a result that should have come with the instruction 'some assembly required'. See… Marc Alexander: A Government at Last! Yeah Right


Russell Brown & More From Public Address
- There are some angry Greens over on Frogblog. In the heat of the moment, some of them seem inclined to turn on their leaders and go hostile on the Left: to do an Alliance, in other words. I don't think that would be too smart. On the face of it - and according to all the news reports - the Greens don't get a lot in hard terms. But they didn't ask for a lot. They made a virtue of going into negotiation without an array of bottom lines, and the agreement they now have, for no promise of support on confidence and supply (just a promise not to vote against the government), is the same one they had already negotiated in return for their active support of a Labour-led government. See... Public Address 18/10/05 - Anger Management
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