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The GE Propaganda War Begins
New Zealand Defence Framework Unveiled
Scoop World: Mike Moore, WTO Protest Target
Scoop World: A Drive Of Death
Scoop Opinion: On The New Top Cop
Scoop Opinion: Return To Waitara
Scoop Is In The House - Questions

FIJI COUP
Scoop Opinion: A New Fijian Government
Fiji: NZ Strikes Begin Today

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Scoop Business: New Gas Well Looks Promising
Legal Info For Polynesians

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The GE Propaganda War Begins

- As the Royal Inquiry into genetic engineering opens today the Australia-New Zealand food association has declared five GE modified foods safe to eat. The Greens have rejected the announcement. - ANZFA - Safety Reports On GM Foods For Public Comment [1] - AUS GOVT. - Safety Assesment Reports Released (Speech) [2] - GREENS - ANZFA assurances over GE-Food meaningless [3] - ACT - Dubious Details Show Greens True Form [4] - ACT - Greens Attempting To Spin GE Truth [5] - GOVT - Greens Barking Up The Wrong Tree: Sutton [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00070.htm
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New Zealand Defence Framework Unveiled

- An army overhaul is one of the few revelations of a defence policy statement low on detail about other big-ticket spending decisions. See... Defence Policy Statement Released [1] in the Headlines wire. "New Zealand's defence capabilities at the moment represent a confused view of the roles our armed forces are likely to be called upon to perform." See..PM's Statement On Defence Policy Framework [2] in the Parliament wire. FULL COVERAGE - GOVT POLICY - THE DEFENCE POLICY FRAMEWORK [3] - AUSTRALIA - Release of NZ Defence Paper Welcomed [4] - NATIONAL - Defence statement avoids hard decisions [5] - ACT - Defence Policy More Confused [6] - GREENS - Business as usual for defence brass [7] - UNITED - Defence Review Produces Half Way Solution [8] - LIBERTARIANZ - Libertarianz Slams Labour’s Defence Review [9]


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Scoop World: Mike Moore, WTO Protest Target

- Activists from unions, churches and other organisations affiliated to Jubilee 2000 South Africa will demonstrate outside parliament on Wednesday against Secretary General of the World Trade Organisation, Mike Moore. See... Jubilee 2000 Cape Town to protest against WTO Head [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00106.htm


Scoop World: A Drive Of Death

- British customs officials were suspicious from the moment they spotted the white Mercedes truck rolling off the late-night ferry from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. See... Scoop Link: Tomato truck becomes vehicle of death [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00108.htm


Scoop Opinion: On The New Top Cop

- New Commissioner of Police, Rob Robinson, was described by the Prime Minister yesterday as a “cop's cop” causing him to blush. But I hope he's a people's cop. John Howard writes. See... A Peoples Cop Needed [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00079.htm


Scoop Opinion: Return To Waitara

- It is just over seven weeks now since Steven Wallace was shot dead by a police officer in Waitara. Aside from the initial flurry of statements of concern from various politicians and a brief announcement on 1 June there has been an official silence about the shooting. The Aotearoa Peace Movement comments. See... PMA Update: the shooting of Steven Wallace [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00069.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- Today's Questions concern: R&D Taxation – Fiscal Surpluses – Elective Surgery -Mental Health Funding – Armed Forces Equipment x 2 – Fiji Trade Ban – Closing The Education Gaps – WINZ And The Koru Club – Kiwi Bank – Customs Exercises – Foreign Ownership of Fishing Quota. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day June 20 [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00081.htm


FIJI COUP

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Scoop Opinion: A New Fijian Government

- There will soon be an appointed new interim government to replace the elected one of Mahendra Chaudhry. Terrorist leader George Speight has suggested names for the new administration. The army has put out another list. See... 'The facade of democracy' [1] . It is wrong to say the 1997 constitution has failed when it has not been fully tried out, says reverend Akuila Yabaki, executive director of the Citizens' Constitutional Forum, reports the Daily Post. See... Abaki Defends 1997 Constitution [2] both in the International wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00110.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00111.htm


Fiji: NZ Strikes Begin Today

- The Prime Minister Helen Clark has sent out a warning to unions planning to disrupt trade with Fiji today – while the Government would take no action against them, the same could not be said for disgruntled New Zealand employers. - EMPLOYERS FEDERATION - Union Fiji Trade Ban Unlawful [1] - HELEN CLARK - Fiji Strikes - Govt. Won't Stop Union Boycott [2] - MARGARET WILSON - No Intervention on Fiji trade ban [3] - CTU - Fiji Cargo Bans From Midday Tuesday [4] . - NATIONAL - How is Fiji boycott sanctioned by law? [5] - FIJI UNIONS - Fiji Unions Stand Firm In Spite Of Harassment [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00120.htm
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Scoop Business: New Gas Well Looks Promising

- Fletcher Challenge Energy has achieved further excellent flow test results from the Pohokura-2 well confirming the significance of the gas and condensate discovery. See... Tests confirm significance of Pohokura discovery [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00449.htm

Legal Info For Polynesians

- Pacific Island people are in dire need of information about the legal system and how to access it. That's the view of New Zealand's Grey Lynn Neighbourhood Law Office which has launched a Pacific Island Law Campaign in Auckland. See... Pacific Island Law Campaign Launched [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00105.htm

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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