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The UN Climate Change Secretariat in Oslo released figures on Monday showing the growth in New Zealand’s emissions between 1990 and 2006 to be among the worst in the world’s industrialised nations.

This announcement was made as the incoming National-led Government goes back to the drawing board to decide how to reduce emissions. Meanwhile Rodney Hide and ACT seem to be having a significant say in climate change policy.

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Russell reports that John Key has agreed to adopt Rodney Hide’s New Zealand Taxpayers Bill of Rights Bill as a government Bill – “with the aim of passing into law a cap on the growth of core Crown expenses.” What does this mean? Also the stuff we may have missed in Afghanistan. Russell Brown is chief blogger at publicaddress.net.

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Despite a new government in New Zealand the right-wing blogs are still moaning post election. Russell wonders how much influence ACT is having in negotiations to form the National government this week and why Rodney Hide has been able to get away with being so bullish towards John Key. This and a whole lot more in today’s chat. Russell Brown is chief blogger at publicaddress.net.

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