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Published: Thu 9 Nov 2006 03:18 PM
Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary
POLITICS HEADLINES:
QUESTIONS OF THE DAY
Parliament: MPs Vote 72 to 49 Against Bill To Raise Drinking Age
Education: TXT-In-Exams Debate Brings Out Creativity In Press Secretaries
MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES
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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:
Questions For Oral Answer - 9 November 2006 [1] Questions & Answers Wednesday, 8 Nov. 2006 [2] Questions & Answers Tuesday, 7 November 2006 [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00170.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00165.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00139.htm
Parliament: MPs Vote 72 to 49 Against Bill To Raise Drinking Age
MPs voted down the Sale of Liquor (Youth Alcohol Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill last night 72 votes to 49 on its Second Reading. The bill will not proceed any further. The Government is however going to conduct a review into under-age drinking.
SEE:NZ Govt - Review of supply and sale of liquor welcomed [1] Greens - Keeping it 18 allows real problems to be addressed [2] Maori Party - Sharples: Sale of Liquor Amendment Bill [3] Focus On The Family - Educators Stunned at Drinking Age Vote [4] Sua William Sio - Disappointment At Retaining Drinking Age At 18 [5] Alcohol Advisory Council - Alcohol Review Positive Move Says ALAC [6] Clan McGillicuddy - Teenage drinking problem solved [7] Otago Polytechnic Student's Association - Youth Harm Avoided: For Now [8] Matt Robson - Robson-On-Politics: Vote on alcohol purchase age [9] More Scoop Coverage - Drinking Age Debate [10]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00173.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00169.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00168.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00123.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0611/S00090.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00124.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00131.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00133.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00135.htm
[10] - http://scoop.co.nz#kept18
Education: TXT-In-Exams Debate Brings Out Creativity In Press Secretaries
Untd Futr is cncernd bout da xeptnce of txt spk 2 b allwd in ritn xams 4 NCEA. A spkesprsn 4 MP Judy Turna sez dat letn infrml, abbrev8td languag in forml xams snds compltly da rong msg 2 stdnts. “Skoolz r ther 2 educ8 + raze litracy 2 certn standrds. Thy set da bar – and it shud b hi – NCEA shudnt let da standard b decidd by informl pop cultr of da time. See... Txt spk juz nt up2 stndard! [1]
ALSO:National - TXT exams: Maharey thinks he’s cool [2] Waikato University - Getting it Write [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00175.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00172.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0611/S00039.htm
Legislation: Number of MPs Also Remains At Status Quo
While disappointed at the Electoral (Reduction in Number of Members of Parliament) Amendment Bill being voted down at its second reading last night New Zealand First will now seek to introduce a Members Bill to ensure citizens initiated referenda results are binding on the Government... “This debate is about more than reducing the size of the House - it is also about the will of the people being ignored, said Mrs Stewart. See... Battle Lost But War Not Over [1]
ALSO:Maori Party - Sharples: Reduction in Numbers of MPs Bill [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00176.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00179.htm
MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:
NZ Govt - Internat'l visitor spend increases by nearly $1bn [1] NZ Govt - New Zealand - China: A Comprehensive Relationship [2] National - Tendering of pathology destabilising workforce [3] National - Labour scraps environmentally friendly school [4] National - Plunket confirms Clark told porkies over hotline [5] Greens - Action on chemicals linked to breast cancer urgent [6] United Future - SOE’s a problem for long term electricity security [7]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00181.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00167.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00180.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00160.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00174.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00166.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00178.htm
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